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Old 09-01-2016, 03:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy Binge eating disorder...

For the past two or three weeks I've been binging nonstop EVERY day. I eat everything/anything I can find and I don't even stop when I start to feel ill... it's only when I feel pain that I stop; I don't even stop at one binge some days... I'll often binge in the mornings AND at night. I'm not *currently* overweight and I'm recovering from being on the verge of anorexia (it never got the chance to get too severe, though). It started after I was restricting myself and after some events that set me off emotionally. I was also being told I was too thin (despite having looked the same for years, even before restricting) and that I looked HORRIBLE. So I believed it and tried to eat more but due to restriction my appetite came back like crazy and I started to enjoy the short-lived comfort I got out of food and as a result it's become an addiction. My binges started small and now they're to the point where I feel miserable and controlled. I've found out what my emotional triggers are but even still I don't know what I can do to stop officially. I can't even eat regular portions anymore without feeling like I need to eat more...
It's truly miserable and I've never felt so low.

Has anyone else ever binged this extreme? And how do I break this cycle? I really need help and I can't afford professional help (I'm 19, out of school/work + no money. Was also home schooled; Isolated) so I'm feeling lonely and hopeless. The self-loathing it causes is weighing me down and I can't live like this. Please help.

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Old 09-01-2016, 03:48 PM   #2
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Re: Binge eating disorder...

I have been a binge eater for a long time, but these books have helped me. Ditching Diets (don't remember the author, sorry), Brain Over Binge by Kathryn Hansen, and Shrink Yourself by Dr. Roger Gould. This type of behavior can absolutely be broken but it requires feeling your uncomfortable feelings rather than going to food, or away from food, as solace or control. I'm wishing you the best!

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Old 09-01-2016, 04:25 PM   #3
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Re: Binge eating disorder...

Thank you for the recommendations. This habit truly is misery and I'll do anything to try and break it.
Fingers crossed I can start my recovery tomorrow. (Today was AWFUL...)

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