Posted by Kathrin
on October 19, 2000 at 17:00:56:
In Reply to: Re: binge eating help me posted by ME TOO! on October 19, 2000 at 09:08:14:
I had a time when I did that a little bit too, though never being overweight. Just making eating the high points of my days and thinking about it constantly. When I would house sit at some frineds' place they would tell me I could eat whatever I wanted, and I ended up mixing chocolate powder with almonds and stuff and put some fluid and eat that gooey stuff... you know there are some coping strategies thought, and one thing that really works for me sometimes is trying to SEE MYSELF FROM THE OUTSIDE and , like, think ok i am this young woman at this house and I will eat something healthy... well it works sometimes. It is a lot better now I was there again and I did NOT overeat. It is about finding the middle way. I have had anorexia too, and then I had to gain weight and it was kind of fun, once I wanted ot eat better again... but now that I am ok I need to find a middle ground, and it is not that hard! try not to keep too much food around. if it's not there, it won't haunt you... eat fruit or something, it will fill you up... make a plan for Halloween, like plan ahead what you want to eat, this is ok if you need it right now, it doiesn';t mean you will need it all your life. I went through a phase like that.
Well I still like eating but I can enjoy it now... yes I have my little ritual I eat before I go to bed, a nice snack while reading something. But it feels ok and is not excessive I think! It is rather some nice little bedtime ritual, just the food should noit be too haevy from what I hear, because it could interfere with sleep...