It is currently Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:10 am

Free Newsletter

Emotional Starving..?

Share and get help to overcome your emotional eating issues here.

Moderator: Moderators

Emotional Starving..?

Postby ali76 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:57 am

I know it's very common to be an emotional eater, but I'm an emotional starver :oops:

If I'm sad, flat, tired, stressed, etc...I can't eat, which I know is just as bad (if not worse) as eating too much.

Is anyone else like this??
SW - 75.9
CW - 68
Happy weight - 68 (I MADE IT!!!)
GW - 65 (for now - and until I conceive!)
User avatar
ali76
 
Posts: 1794
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:37 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: Emotional Starving..?

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:01 pm

Yes! It tends to happen if I'm in a bad mood or depressed. I punish myself by not eating. I used to self-harm as a teenager, so I guess this is just a passive-aggressive way to get back at my body now I'm older.

I had a fight with my fiance on Monday and I ate bugger all as a result. One protein shake and some carrot sticks until about 8pm. Thankfully we kind of made up at that point so I had a small serving of chips and some salad for dinner. Way under my calorie recommendations so not good. The only thing good thing was that it would have balanced out the extra calories I ate the day before at my sister's birthday party. Not something I want to do on a daily basis, though, as it completely stuffs your metabolism up and creates an unhealthy mental association with food.
User avatar
EvilWombatQueen
 
Posts: 4520
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:40 am
Location: Melbourne

Re: Emotional Starving..?

Postby matchbox » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:08 pm

i do it without realising when i'm really upset or don't feel well - i just stop eating. otherwise, i eat too much :lol:
Have FAITH in yourself
Image
User avatar
matchbox
 
Posts: 1910
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:05 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Emotional Starving..?

Postby Diminishing » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:15 pm

In the past I have had this happen to me......& looking back on both periods of time it was when I was dealing with grief. My Dad died and I lost shed loads of weight almost unintentially. Once I had moved on past the varying stages of grief, I stacked it back on again.

Same deal when my brother died. I just stopped eating. Not intentionally.....but it was like my emotions shut down and even motivating myself to eat was all too hard.
Lucy xx

Image
User avatar
Diminishing
 
Posts: 299
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:26 pm
Location: Beautiful Adelaide

Re: Emotional Starving..?

Postby JP1 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:20 pm

ali76 wrote:I know it's very common to be an emotional eater, but I'm an emotional starver :oops:

If I'm sad, flat, tired, stressed, etc...I can't eat, which I know is just as bad (if not worse) as eating too much.

Is anyone else like this??

Nope.. can honestly say my eating has never been affected by anything.. well l couldn't finish my dinner once after some upsetting news but apart from that not here..
Highs : 107 Kg (24 Sept 2007) : 113.5 Kg (12 Jan 2014)
Current : 91.1 Kg (25 Jul 2014)
Lows : 78.4 Kg (20 May 2008) : 87.4 Kg (on 16 Dec in both 2009 & 2010) : 82.9 Kg (14 Apr 2011) : 87.1 Kg (4 Jul 2011) : 90.5 Kg (14 Jul 2014)
Targets : 89.9 Kg by 31 Jul : 82.1 Kg by 19 Sept : Goal by 10 Dec
User avatar
JP1
 
Posts: 3620
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:31 pm
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Re: Emotional Starving..?

Postby electrongirl » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:43 pm

If I am anxious I get a queasy stomach so I can't eat. I have never been an emotional eater. I always hold my emotions in my stomach.
Nikki - Aussie girl living in the USA with her soul mate. My blog: http://aus2usa.blogspot.com/

Image Image
User avatar
electrongirl
 
Posts: 2580
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:31 am
Location: China Grove, NC USA


Return to Emotional Eating

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron