Re: Is this Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder?
Congrats on being able to admit you have a problem, that is step one for sure! I know your question was is it either binge eating or bullemia. But its both. Its exercise bullemia, and the fact that you consome large amounts of food in one sitting, is considered a binge. Possibly even compulsive. Its not uncommon for binge eaters to have some sort of bullemia, whether its laxative abuse, throwing up, or exercising to excess. Most binge eaters binge because they arent getting a need met. Try to track how you feel when you binge, before and after. Write it down, and it will help you pinpoint why you are binging. Is it because youre lonely? Scared? Bored? Compelled? It will really help. I'd start there...and beyond that I think some professional counseling is the only way you can make better choices in your eating and exercising. You have to decide to challenge the rules before you can make progress. It will be uncomfortable, and scary...you'll be taking away your support system, your coping mechanism. But you will learn so much. Good luck.
Last edited by paperdoll08; 09-15-2006 at 10:55 AM.