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    I seriously can't stop eating, and in the past month it's gotten so much worse.
    When i'm around food it just has to be eaten, and once i start, i need more, It's like an addiction!
    I binge eat (but don't try to throw it up) and I hide what i eat from other people, cuz i'm so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I'm never hungry, except for the short periods of time when i try an extreme diet.

    I don't know who to turn to, or what to do. Is anyone going through the same thing, or got any advice?
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    You do have an eating disorder from the sounds of it, but you have recognised that you have a problem, which is an important first step. You need to talk to someone about how you feel, and go see your GP about it who can refer you to specialists. You are not alone, lots of people suffer from these disorders and can come through them. Good luck with everything, I hope you find the strength to overcome it
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    go to a gp but in the mean time try not to keep so much food in the house. when you go shopping dont put the crisps and all those kind of binge foods in the trolley.
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    I don't tend to put crisps etc in the trolly, but the corner shops are 5mins from my halls, and i often pass them on the way to my lectures. So i'll end up buying a load of junk food from there. Though if i manage to avoid that, i'll just eat what's in my cupboards, it doesn't matter what it is. :mad:

    I'm a little anxious about seeing a GP. For one thing it makes this much more real, and another the doc's at the health centre on campus seem really grumpy and scary.. i'm easliy intimidated :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I seriously can't stop eating, and in the past month it's gotten so much worse.
    When i'm around food it just has to be eaten, and once i start, i need more, It's like an addiction!
    I binge eat (but don't try to throw it up) and I hide what i eat from other people, cuz i'm so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I'm never hungry, except for the short periods of time when i try an extreme diet.

    I don't know who to turn to, or what to do. Is anyone going through the same thing, or got any advice?
    You need to find something else to do.. i.e walking, reading, join a club or something.

    Hope you get better :hugs:
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    I binge too on junk food....like i get some kinda sugar rush from it, and it does feel like an addiction like a compulsion to buy...and eat. takes alot of conscience effort to not.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I seriously can't stop eating, and in the past month it's gotten so much worse.
    When i'm around food it just has to be eaten, and once i start, i need more, It's like an addiction!
    I binge eat (but don't try to throw it up) and I hide what i eat from other people, cuz i'm so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I'm never hungry, except for the short periods of time when i try an extreme diet.

    I don't know who to turn to, or what to do. Is anyone going through the same thing, or got any advice?
    its not easy to just stop eating.
    i'd advise you to eat other types of food, rather than lots of the usual junk food (if thats what you're eating?), eg eat foods with a lot of fibre and healthy fruit/vegs - lots of them, and then you'll get pretty full etc and yeah, slowly you're eating habits will become better.
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    Before you see a doctor, why not try and see if you can have another go at controlling this yourself. Even if you can manage for a few days at first, it's a start and you will know you can do it.

    So... firstly, if you're tempted by the campus shop, stop taking change out with you. Buy yourself a money box or something, and put any spare coins in there until you really need them. That way you will see how much you are saving, and it will be harder to grab the cash to spend it, ie it will be a conscious action that you can try to avoid.

    Set yourself a time for breakfast, lunch and tea. You're not trying to stop eating at all, and you need to stay healthy, so give yourself a time frame, eg breakfast must be eaten between 7 and 9, lunch between 12 and 2, tea between 5 and 7. Don't allow yourself to eat in the intervening periods. Buy some sugar-free squash and big glasses, and if you're hungry when it is not mealtime, drink this to fill you up. Make sure you always have a bottle of water in your bag too. You say you're never hungry except when you extreme diet, which is obviously unhealthy, but sometimes it is good to be hungry, and if you're always eating, you need to allow your body to get used to this. By the time it gets to meal time you should be hungry and you should want to eat.

    Plan your meals beforehand, and buy only what you need for them when you shop. If you only have enough food to last the week, it might make you stop before eating it, if you'll have to go without later. Only keep food in the kitchen so you're not tempted to snack whilst you're in your room working/reading/etc.

    Find something else to do with yourself when you're hungry, there must be loads of things to do at uni - sports clubs, other groups. Doing something that takes your mind off wanting to eat.

    A final point; don't be ashamed of eating. Obviously you've got a bit of a problem right now, but don't make it into a bigger issue and turn food into an enemy. There's absolutely nothing wrong with grabbing a bag of chips after a night out, or having chocolate bar for a treat once in a while, as long as you are eating healthily the rest of the time.

    I hope some of this helps.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I seriously can't stop eating, and in the past month it's gotten so much worse.
    When i'm around food it just has to be eaten, and once i start, i need more, It's like an addiction!
    I binge eat (but don't try to throw it up) and I hide what i eat from other people, cuz i'm so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I'm never hungry, except for the short periods of time when i try an extreme diet.

    I don't know who to turn to, or what to do. Is anyone going through the same thing, or got any advice?
    It sounds to me that you are a person who loves their food! There is nothing wrong with liking food, but what is important is that you should try to make the food that you like healthy and balanced. People often have habits which are difficult to overcome. Your problem to me seems to be rather like the feeling smokers suffer when they are trying to give up. They suffer withdrawal symptoms, therefore they want cigarettes to get rid of them. Therefore some of them use nicotine patches to gradually reduce these cravings. As smokers have cravings for nicotine, you have cravings for food. Therefore I suggest you gradually and slowly reduce the amount of food you eat rather than crash dieting as this only leads to you craving food again in large amounts. By doing things gradually, your body adapts to your change in lifestyle. However you should stop reducing the amount of food you eat, when you are comfortable with the amount. If you get a sudden urge to put something in your mouth, try chewing gum as this represents the eating motion. Some smokers feel that they need to hold something in their hand, so they will hold a pen or another cylindrical object. You also need something else to occupy your mind, so try to find a hobby you like. I personally like computer gaming and I get so absorbed in a game sometimes that I forget to eat
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    (Original post by Zafda)
    its not easy to just stop eating.
    i'd advise you to eat other types of food, rather than lots of the usual junk food (if thats what you're eating?), eg eat foods with a lot of fibre and healthy fruit/vegs - lots of them, and then you'll get pretty full etc and yeah, slowly you're eating habits will become better.

    As i said earlier, it's not nessecarily junk food i'm eating, it's just the need to eat- wether i'm hungry or not, or full or not.

    I've tried doing things, i've joined a club and the gym. Doesn't seem to have made a difference.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    As i said earlier, it's not nessecarily junk food i'm eating, it's just the need to eat- wether i'm hungry or not, or full or not.

    I've tried doing things, i've joined a club and the gym. Doesn't seem to have made a difference.
    soz, i didn't read it all before.
    drink lots of water! that helps. when you feel like you want to eat, just drink water?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    - wether i'm hungry or not, or full or not.
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    Stop worrying about food, pay attention to the advice on this thread and you'll be alright. You need to concentrate on your spelling!
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    Think about what it does to your body.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I seriously can't stop eating, and in the past month it's gotten so much worse.
    When i'm around food it just has to be eaten, and once i start, i need more, It's like an addiction!
    I binge eat (but don't try to throw it up) and I hide what i eat from other people, cuz i'm so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I'm never hungry, except for the short periods of time when i try an extreme diet.

    I don't know who to turn to, or what to do. Is anyone going through the same thing, or got any advice?
    i have an idea, turn youre sleeping pattern upside down like i have, and youre rarely hungry! I got up at 5pm, and my mum had made yorkshire pudding, and mash the fulllworks, and i couldnt eat it! and my mum is the best cook in the world! and normally i would gobble it up :p: but i couldnt! so go to sleep at 9am and wake up at 5pm :p:
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    Think about what it does to your body.
    That doesn't really stop me eating. In fact it makes me want to eat more.


    Thanks for your advice MissHero
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    That doesn't really stop me eating. In fact it makes me want to eat more.


    Thanks for your advice MissHero
    Thinking about fat clogging up your arteries makes you want to eat more? Nice.
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    I think I may have the same thing atm. So what I've done is had a little talk with myself. I am a strong person, I am not controlled by my body I control it. I recognise that I d not need to eat until I am hungry, I will not allow myself to eat unless I am hungry. I have set out what I am allowwed to eat today, and when, and goddammit I am strong enough to stick to that!! I know it's very easy to say and then break, but you somehow have to convince yourself that you mean it, and you will will not be moved. I know it's hard really I do, but you are not controlled by food! So start believing that, and start changing yourself.
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    When i think about eating, I just think should i be eating that? it will make me unhealthy and unfit and make my skin bad etc ect, and it convinces me that i dont need it.
    Another good tip is to always have a good breakfast every morning and stick to it, this is the key in my opinion. Make sure its something that will fill you up without being too bad also, such as weetabix/toast/all bran. try it, it works.
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    Binge on tuna. Its healthier than crisps...and yummy.
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    I'm vegetarian, so i won't be doing that, heh.

    I do have a good breakfast in the morning, but that just makes me want more food.
 
 
 
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