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    I don't restrict but I always binge when I am alone. It has come to a point where alone = binge for my brain. My mom will be out of town for the whole next week and it is not possible to be around friends/people all the time. What should I do to avoid binging when Im alone?
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    do u mean binge drink?
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    Keep yourself busy. When you're alone it returns your mind to food. Go on YouTube and do a Pilates or yoga video workout, try on makeup, read a book, go sit in the garden, heck even come on TSR. Just do anything to keep yourself busy when you're at home so that it takes your mind of food
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    I don't restrict but I always binge when I am alone. It has come to a point where alone = binge for my brain. My mom will be out of town for the whole next week and it is not possible to be around friends/people all the time. What should I do to avoid binging when Im alone?
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    (Original post by bluemadhatter)
    do u mean binge drink?
    No, I mean binge eating.
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    Hey I used to be a biggg binge eater. I genuinely gained so much weight because all day long I would eat. It's so difficult and also a lot of people don't understand because they don't realise you can be addicted to food just like you can be addicted to drugs or alcohol. Sugar IS addictive. Food IS addictive.

    It's probably too late as you posted this 6 days ago, I hope you're doing okay while you're Mum is out of town. When I'm alone, to take my mind off it I go for a walk. It's boring yes, but I do it. If I watch a film or TV show all I want is to eat while watching, so that doesn't particularly help. You know lately what has helped is sites like this. Weird I know, but giving advice to people on here and other answer sites has taken my mind off of food because I'm typing all the while, which means I can't eat even if I wanted to! I even started a blog "My weightloss journey" which I add to whenever I am desperate for a binge. So far I've lost a stone and that's only in the past 5 or 6 weeks.

    I'm obviously not suggesting you are overweight, a lot of binge eaters aren't, but I just thought I'd give an example of how I helped distract myself from food. I joined a gym and started going swimming and cycling. Even if again you aren't overweight, you need your exercise and they are great ways to keep your mind off binging, and if you do want to lose weight- it does that too! If all else fails, I sleep. It's not really healthy to just sleep all the time, but if I'm alone and desperate for a binge, I just make myself sleep. It's easier said than done, but I have insomnia so I am always tired in the day anyway! Especially over the summer when there's nothing else to do, sleeping seems to just take my mind off it.

    Also drink lots of water, I sometimes drink so much that I feel totally full up, and don't want to eat food! You can also stock up on healthy snacks that you can 'binge' on, but not get all the calories and sugar that come with it. I love fruit so I often do a huge bowel of fruit. If that doesn't fill me up, I make a salad sandwich with one slice of ham in brown bread. It's filling, and the fruit you can eat slowly so you don't want to eat again straight away.

    Good luck, sorry to reply so late. i understand your problem because I struggled with binge eating for so many years, and now I'm finally doing something about it, and wanna help before you get to my stage!
 
 
 
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