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Postby loveat116 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:58 am

My eating has become out of control.

It is not the occasional binge anymore, it is practically every day.

EG. Last night I had a Supremo Chicken Wrap from Nandos (not that bad 1700kj), then chips :( then 2 x cookies from subway :( then 100g of maltesers.

I dont know what to do, im putting on weight and im just hating myself.
I've even resorted to using dexamphetimines to control my cravings. (either ritalin LA or concerta) My appetite will be non existant for like 8 hours and then it hits me.

Should i go see someone about learning to control myself?
And who would I go see?
Would a nutritionist help?
Or should I go see my GP? I dont think its emotional problems, I just cant stop eating :(
Please hep
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby Jisgone » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:22 am

naybe its because your starving your body for 8 hours that your hunger comes back with a vengeance?
i would write myself a meal plan and stick to it, if your eating regularly you dont give yourself the chance to get so hungry u could eat everything in sight
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby loveat116 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:34 am

Jewles wrote:naybe its because your starving your body for 8 hours that your hunger comes back with a vengeance?
i would write myself a meal plan and stick to it, if your eating regularly you dont give yourself the chance to get so hungry u could eat everything in sight


This has been going on for about 2 months though.. I tried to eat reguarly (having a good breakfast, snacks, lunch) and it still got out of control
I've been using the pills recently to control my appetite.. kinda as a last resort
The eating reguarly didnt work!
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby HappyBella55 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:37 am

Ella,

A nutritionist won't be able to help you in this case, your GP, possibly but you need to talk and consult with someone who specialises with any type of ED.

You've said you go and see a psychologist about your past struggles with ED? I suggest you go make an appointment and seek his/her help.

Taking drugs (I've never heard of dexamphetimines, I'm assuming its an appetite suppressant?) to control your cravings is no way to go about it either mentally and physically. Of course you are going to binge after the effects of that drug wear off. The body is an engine which never gets turned off and it needs fuel (good nutritious food) to run properly. By trying to suppress a physiological need to eat isn't good or healthy; and once the signal is sent to your brain that the body needs fuel of course you are going to reach for the quickest, most convenient and unhealthy choices.

Taking a drug to control your cravings isn't going to make the problem go away. You are just burying it and it will continue to resurface until you deal with the root of the problem. You have to take some time out and uncover what it is that is leading you to binge. You have to be brutally honest with yourself and search deep within yourself for the answer. Only then can you start to deal with the problem. And when you do, you will have better control of these binges.

I've found that binges are just a disguise I use to run and hide from the actual problem and they don't resolve or heal.

Take care chickie,
Get the help you need :D
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby loveat116 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:43 am

HappyBella55 wrote:Ella,

A nutritionist won't be able to help you in this case, your GP, possibly but you need to talk and consult with someone who specialises with any type of ED.

You've said you go and see a psychologist about your past struggles with ED? I suggest you go make an appointment and seek his/her help.

Taking drugs (I've never heard of dexamphetimines, I'm assuming its an appetite suppressant?) to control your cravings is no way to go about it either mentally and physically. Of course you are going to binge after the effects of that drug wear off. The body is an engine which never gets turned off and it needs fuel (good nutritious food) to run properly. By trying to suppress a physiological need to eat isn't good or healthy; and once the signal is sent to your brain that the body needs fuel of course you are going to reach for the quickest, most convenient and unhealthy choices.

Taking a drug to control your cravings isn't going to make the problem go away. You are just burying it and it will continue to resurface until you deal with the root of the problem. You have to take some time out and uncover what it is that is leading you to binge. You have to be brutally honest with yourself and search deep within yourself for the answer. Only then can you start to deal with the problem. And when you do, you will have better control of these binges.

I've found that binges are just a disguise I use to run and hide from the actual problem and they don't resolve or heal.

Take care chickie,
Get the help you need :D


Im not seeing a psych currently, I might see my GP and see what she thinks - cause she'll have to give me a referral.
I know drugs aren't the answer... but it seems like the ONLY way to control it at the moment (and it doesnt make it any better im a control freak).
I just don't want to tell my doctor I am taking illicit drugs, especially them being my little brothers ADD tablets.

Thanks Bella, that really helped.
I need to sort out why im eating so much first I think, then maybe I might see someone about an eating plan (maybe a PT?)
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby electrongirl » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:44 am

You seriously need to see a professional about this. The fact that your taking dexi's to control your eating is frightening. Are they your drugs? Or are you taking a prescription drug not prescribed for you?

Taking these kinds of drugs without a doctors supervision can be deadly.

This is serious and you need to get help with it right away.
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby HappyBella55 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:45 am

loveat116 wrote:
Jewles wrote:naybe its because your starving your body for 8 hours that your hunger comes back with a vengeance?
i would write myself a meal plan and stick to it, if your eating regularly you dont give yourself the chance to get so hungry u could eat everything in sight


This has been going on for about 2 months though.. I tried to eat reguarly (having a good breakfast, snacks, lunch) and it still got out of control
I've been using the pills recently to control my appetite.. kinda as a last resort
The eating reguarly didnt work!



Ella, jewels has a very valid point, and I don't mean to sound like a biatch when I say this, but you don't eat enough to sustain a good healthy diet. I've read your past food dairy journals and you are reaching barely 1000cals, hun that's not enough! And you've started incorporating running and if you want to improve and sustain great energy you need to feed your body fuel with good healthy carbs that keep you full for 2-3 hours, enabling you to eat 5-6 times a day without feeling like you are deprived.

You can still lose weight by eating. Eating helps you lose the weight and maintain that loss!
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Postby electrongirl » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:51 am

I just want to add also, I honestly think you are trying to obtain a weight that may just not be sustainable for you in the long term.

You obviously are having trouble staying at this weight by eating normally and I really think your not emotionally able to realise that what your doing is unhealthy.

You may not want to hear that, but you are posting in a public forum so you will get replies that you wont like. However we are concerned about you and I strongly urge you to seek professional help with this as soon as possible.
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Postby ~Rose~ » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:52 am

Ella, I agree with what the girls above have said, you really do need to go see your GP, there can be other factors that may also be contributing to excessive eating (not just emotional) and your GP will be able to help sort that out and that's what they are there for hon. As far as eating more to loose weight goes... this really is true!!! I eat more now than I ever did, but I make healthier choices and I'm loosing weight. My eating before hand was very similar to how you've mentioned and it's amazing what 5 smaller healthier meals a day can do for your body :D
Let us know how you go :D
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Postby HappyBella55 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:55 am

loveat116 wrote:
Im not seeing a psych currently, I might see my GP and see what she thinks - cause she'll have to give me a referral.
I know drugs aren't the answer... but it seems like the ONLY way to control it at the moment (and it doesnt make it any better im a control freak).
I just don't want to tell my doctor I am taking illicit drugs, especially them being my little brothers ADD tablets.

Thanks Bella, that really helped.
I need to sort out why im eating so much first I think, then maybe I might see someone about an eating plan (maybe a PT?)


Ella,

No offence to the PT fraternity but they are not qualified to give you the support and advice you need.

When you see your GP ask specifically for one that specialises in ED.

Taking drugs is NO WAY to control it. This is a psychological problem that needs assistance, NIkki is right taking these drugs are dangerous! The are designed for people who have ADD and taking a drug that isn't prescribed for you is just plain stupid. I'm sorry to say this, but there is no other way not to. You are putting your health in danger!

You can still be a control freak all you like. By monitoring a right balance of calorie intake and keeping a journal of everything that is hurting you and what you are hiding from.

The first thing you need to do before you sort out your eating is to deal with what is happening in your head darl. From there the healthy eating will just follow. You cannot jump straight to a solution without curing the problem.
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby loveat116 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:31 pm

electrongirl wrote:I just want to add also, I honestly think you are trying to obtain a weight that may just not be sustainable for you in the long term.

You obviously are having trouble staying at this weight by eating normally and I really think your not emotionally able to realise that what your doing is unhealthy.

You may not want to hear that, but you are posting in a public forum so you will get replies that you wont like. However we are concerned about you and I strongly urge you to seek professional help with this as soon as possible.


I just want honest opinions, I will not get offended.

I KNOW what I am doing it stupid.. I will make an appointment today.
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby electrongirl » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:08 pm

loveat116 wrote:
electrongirl wrote:I just want to add also, I honestly think you are trying to obtain a weight that may just not be sustainable for you in the long term.

You obviously are having trouble staying at this weight by eating normally and I really think your not emotionally able to realise that what your doing is unhealthy.

You may not want to hear that, but you are posting in a public forum so you will get replies that you wont like. However we are concerned about you and I strongly urge you to seek professional help with this as soon as possible.


I just want honest opinions, I will not get offended.

I KNOW what I am doing it stupid.. I will make an appointment today.


I wanna give you a hug!! That's the one thing I hate about the internet, you get to talk to all these people all over the world but sometimes you just want to reach out to them and give them a big hug.... or a smack depending!! hehe

Your such a sweet girl and still so young and I really hope you get this sorted out. You have so much life ahead of you and you don't want to have all of this on you when your going through all the other crap we get in life!!
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby sunshine » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:28 pm

I just wanted to say that I agree with what everyone has written and also that I am thinking of you and concerned for you. But you are doing the right thing in getting some help and advice. Please let us know how you go. Look after yourself and we are here to support you.
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby loveat116 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:39 pm

I took a step today and ate a healthy asian noodle soup for lunch

I've just been petrified to eat cause im afraid I wont stop...
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Re: Need Some Control - Please Help

Postby help6363 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:52 pm

I am so sorry you are going through this!

There are FREE support groups world-wide called Overeater's Annoymous. They helped me to learn to control my binge eating. They are in the phone book if you are interested. Just give them a call (IF YOU WANT) and ask about the support and so forth. I was like you too, I just couldn't stop eating...... it's such a horrible feeling!

Can you have your thyroid gland checked? Just to make sure it's not a medical condition.

Please don't take tablets or meds (I am trying not to lecture) but I became addicted to prescription medication because I was using it to stop me from binge eating. Withdrawing is horrible! I know the medication seems the best way out and you are coping the best you can but long-term medication is not the answer.

Please look after yourself. I would be interested to know how you are going!

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