previous topic · next topic
ekun

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 23

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 11:50
Is it possible to have an overeating disorder and not be overweight? Because I have a problem. I eat healthy most of the time, but a few times a month I have some kind of a breakdown. And on those days I eat way too much. I don't mean in a ''cheat day'' way. I literally eat untill it hurts so much I have trouble breathing. I actually eat so many calories I gain about 0.5 to 1 kg IN A DAY. I'm not over-reacting. Sad I'm not depressed or anything, also don't have any kind of disease. Help, anyone? I'm writting this, because today was one of those days and I really want this to stop. Sad
ಠ▃ಠ
Marlboro Man

Joined: Sep 10
Posts: 418

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 12:56
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/binge_eating_disorder.htm
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”
—Aristotle
"It's not a diet, it's not exercise, it's a lifestyle."
-Unknown
ekun

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 23

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 13:06
I already checked sites like that and done some research but I don't hate myself afterwards. I don't feel sad or angry. I feel totally normal. Also it usually happens when I'm away from home, and I don't care if others see it or not. And I had days like that before I decided to live healthy. But really there's no guilt, sadness, anger, depression.. Thats why I think it's so weird. Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it. Smile
ಠ▃ಠ
gkcfm95

Joined: May 10
Posts: 451

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 17:24
what about a hormonal imbalance? has your thyroid been tested? it effects just about everything. or does it happen about the same time every month? every x number of days?
~kelly
Sookers

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 61

      quote  
Posted: 19 Jul 2012, 17:39
I've always been a believer in "hollow days", i.e. those days when you can just naturally consume far more than what is normally required. After spending lots of time researching different diets, nutrition plans, etc, I am beginning to see a bit of a pattern.

A lot of diets recommend "carb load" days, usually being done after having a feeling of tightness and, for lack of a better description, hollow stomach. Rather than allowing yourself to go through the binge cycle, try pre-planning a day every week or two when you expect yourself to consume between 500 and 600 calories more than normal, making most of them complex carbs like fruits & veggies. Also, try to stay away from the sweets before your carb load days, since sugar is HIGHLY addictive and leaves you feeling unsatisfied.

Try it out for a month and see how your body handles it. I would also suggest consulting with a physician to rule out anything else.
If you can spend years beating yourself up mentally and remain standing, you can HANDLE a few muscle cramps and cravings. A little pain has NOTHING on feeling insecure. Remember that next time you wanna quit. You can do this!
ekun

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 23

      quote  
Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 10:42
Thanks for the replies. Smile I'll keep an eye on those days to see when they happen. It could be the hormones.. My mother has problems with them. I'll try relaxing, so I make sure it's not stress. I'll take some ''me time'' once a week. I'll also try to relax while I eat and clear my mind to really think only about a meal at the time. We'll see what happens. Smile
ಠ▃ಠ
sillybones10

Joined: Mar 12
Posts: 25

      quote  
Posted: 21 Jul 2012, 23:01
It could possibly be hormones. I get like that when my cycle comes around. Are u on a low fat diet when u do eat healthy?
ekun

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 23

      quote  
Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 02:08
I usually eat between 15 to 30 g of fat, but I'm not paying special attention to it. I don't eat ''low fat'' stuff. I don't eat a lot of dairy, but that's because I don't like it. Smile You're right about the cycle thing though.
ಠ▃ಠ
Erinbee

Joined: Oct 09
Posts: 6

      quote  
Posted: 23 Jul 2012, 08:25
Are you telling yourself you "can't" eat something? I'm not overweight and I tend to fall into the binge cycle when I'm pressuring myself to stay strict and overexercising. If your stressed or worried about weight loss goals - or "trying" to lose can make you feel deprived.

Everytime I'd lose weight - id get greedy and try to speed things up thinking "more is better" instead of taking a steady approach. This would lead to feeling deprived which led to binges - which then created a "binge habit". Unless you take care of breaking the habit: you can be the happiest person in the world and continue to binge.

A good book "Brain over binge". It's the "urges" to overeat that you need to fix - not your emotions or anything else.
ekun

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 23

      quote  
Posted: 23 Jul 2012, 10:12
You're probably right. I'll read the book.
Thanks for the reply.
ಠ▃ಠ
Jennytobe155

Joined: Sep 11
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 10:17
aww its not wierd. Give credit that you notice a different behavior. Do you have anxiety? My friend says she does the same thing and she says she is not emotional eating. Is thier a tie to some event that has you enjoy food. when you said away does that mean the food helps you calm your nerves? In the middle of the night I wake up in panic and I have to eat.
oolala53

Joined: Feb 08
Posts: 18

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 12:27
I second the Brain Over Binge book because it avoids a lot of the diet craziness out there and you won't get caught up in years of being too focused on eating and weight. Actually, if you aren't purposely restricting your foods, your weight is fine, and your health is good, you're probably just making up for unconscious undereating. But if it concerns you, it's worth looking into it. Just don't assume you're damaged.

BTW, do you mean you eat an EXTRA 3,800- 7,700 calories in a day? Like 5000-10,000 calories in a day? Because that's how much you'd have to eat to gain .5 to 1 kg overnight. Otherwise, it's mostly water retention. And people can sustain a low weight eating that way periodically. Or vice versa. It actually takes 3 years of eating 100 calories less than your body needs to sustain a ten pound weight loss. The body adjusts.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Own recipes and eaten amount / Eigene Rezepte und die gegessene Menge.
Hi all, I'm struggeling with creating own recepies and adding them to my diary. After adding my own recipie to my diary the app does not ask me for the eaten ammount of the dish. It just adds a plain ...
by knotz on 14 Jan 18 04:03 AM
How do I delete historic (2011) entries that are messing up my nice new weight history?
I have just restarted using Fat Secret after a break of several years (due to ill health). My Fat Secret account was still valid, and presented me with the 10 or so days entries from 2011.. These hi ...
by Lyn Soussi on 08 Jan 18 05:20 AM
Gaining on 800 cal/day
I have Hashimoto disease, worked out and ate under 1200 cals a day just to slow down weight gain, and I'm 5'5. Not saying that she is in a similar situation but just showing it is possible. I have ...
by t_ann19 on 26 Dec 17 08:13 PM
What do the coloured bars mean in My Weight History and can we ask for a product to be added to the
Hello. I'm not sure how to find an answer so thought the forum might be able to help me. I've been using fatsecret for a couple of years and love the simplicity and user friendliness of it. ...
by smithersboy on 26 Dec 17 07:37 PM
Is there a way
Thanks so much for your patience!
by Eanor on 17 Dec 17 09:55 AM