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Postby xxx.blondie.xxx » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:24 pm

Hi.

I need to stop eating when im bored or when i see my partner eating or when i see something in the cupboard.

I just eat for the sake of eating, and i am TRYING to stop, but am finding it sooo hard.

My partner is fit, and can pretty much eat what he wants - he exercises alot more than me too. So when i see him in the cupboard eating, i MUST eat exactly what he is having. Or if im bored, i eat. Or if i know its in the fridge/cupboard, ill eat it.

Any tips/hints/motivation?

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Re: Overeater

Postby starr22 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:40 am

Hi Blondie, I hear where you are coming from as I am exactly the same :) Unfortunately for me , there is no easy way to control this habbit. The way I try and overcome it is to not have anything unhealthy/junk or food I know I love in the house....boring I know, but I know if I have it there I will eat the whole lot at once :shock: When it comes to my partner, who can eat all day and stay the same weight :lol: I buy him his snacks and treats and he takes them all to work. For me out of sight, out of mind is the only way to go :D
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Re: Overeater

Postby Juzzy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:31 am

I have a similar problem, my partner is thin and can eat whatever he likes. He doesn't exercise much and never puts on weight. Me, on the other hand, i just have to think about food to put on weight!!

Ive found the best way to deal with it is to not have it in the house at all. If its not there i cant eat it. Also means i have to challenge myself when i am at the shops, i have to stop myself buying the food in the first place right?? But there is a pretty good sense of achievement when you can walk out of the supermarket knowing that you haven't bought that stuff.

Other than that i would suggest having a very large glass of water when you get the urge to 'boredom eat'. Its a good way to curb those feelings.

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Re: Overeater

Postby xxx.blondie.xxx » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:20 pm

Thanks for the replies evryone.

I hate alot of work to do & a long journey ahead
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Re: Overeater

Postby xxx.blondie.xxx » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:21 pm

I have alot of work to do *
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Re: Overeater

Postby fi_112 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:37 pm

I am the same, if someone else is eating something I automatically want to eat it, even if I'm not hungry. Or I worry they will eat it all and there won't be any left for me, despite the fact that I could just go to the shops and buy some. It's weird and I don't understand why...
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