Day 774 : No binge today.
Day 110 : No coffee today.
Day 774 : No binge today.
Day 775 : No binge today.
Day 111 : No coffee today.
I need some serious help. I’m 21yrs old & I just posted in the no added sugar thread as I am addicted to sugar, but I am also a binge eater so I thought I should post here as well. I have been stuck in a binge eating cycle for about 3 months or so. Mostly sugary foods & processed carbs. I had been trying to break the cycle on & off during that 3 month period with little to no success. At the start of this year I swore to get back on track & barley lasted 10 days before I was back to bingeing. After having a health scare I swore off sugar & processed carbs once again & strengthen my resolve. After barley 10 days or so again, here I am. The cravings were too much for me tonight. Sugar cravings & binge cravings at the same time. Double whammy. I didn’t do well tonight. I could have & definitely have done worse but my body just can’t handle it anymore so I can’t do the same kind of damage I was doing. A good thing I suppose. I’m not sure where tonight leaves me. Obviously something went wrong & I need to adjust my approach. So here’s goes, I’m going public with this & asking for help & support. I obviously can’t do this alone, so please if anyone has any tips that have worked for them or advice please offer it. I am open to anything you have to offer & will answer any questions. I just want to be free from sugar & processed foods. I just want to to be free from binge eating. Thank you, if you took the time to read this.
Hi logan, thanks for sharing your story. You’ve come to the right place. I think quite a few of us have struggled with eating too much sugary foods. I hope you find the help you need here, as well as the inspiration to recover from your binge eating.
Thank you, I hope so too.
Does anyone have any advice on how to break it to a loved one that you have an eating disorder & need support? I just don’t feel like I can do this alone, I have tried & tried with the same end result. I know I can’t keep hiding this, & reaching out on here is something I’ve been putting off for a long time but I don’t wanna stop there. I need somebody in my day to day life to know if I truly want to give myself a fighting chance. Specifically I’d like to tell my mom because she cooks the majority of my meals as I’m 21 like I said & live at home with my family members. If I can manage to tell her, I know she’ll support me & help me through this. If someone in my home knows then that greatly minimizes the opportunities I have to binge because they will see my behavior as problematic & know to call me out or offer support. Any tips would be appreciated as the thought of sharing something like this with someone I love scares the shit out of me.
Day 776 : No binge today.
Day 112 : No coffee today.
It sounds like you have a nice supportive family. Just tell them what you told us. You’re fortunate that they will help you. A lot of people would just say oh it’s OK to have a few cookies or it’s OK to eat half the cake or oh it’s no big deal that you ate the whole pizza and then ate the whole bag of cookies. I think you have a good plan to let them know that you have a problem and that you need help.
Thanks, will do.
Day 777 : No binge today.
Day 113 : No coffee today.
Day 778 : No binge today.
Day 114 : No coffee today.
Well I feel horrible, literally. I ended up eating a big fruit and “yogurt” cup (made with sweetened condensed milk, way too much sugar) as a treat I guess. I really don’t know why. Then my stomach started to hurt since I had seven days where I was eating healthier food and portions. My stomach was like wtf. But THEN I was like well I already messed up, let’s make it really worth it. So I ate a whole roll of Oreos. I knew exactly what I was doing and I still didn’t stop. I’m disgusted at myself.
Day 779 : No binge today.
Day 115 : No coffee today.
Hey Logan, how did it go with your mum?
Hope you’re well!
I’m not sure if this is the other side of my food avoidance or just me overthinking food. This is what (in my opinion) makes this so hard to overcome.
But i have been eating more than i am used to. And have found myself hungry even late at night, and eating.
For example yesterday I ate an instant ramen bowl, dinner (pork burger and baked potato wedges) and also had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And I had a cupcake.
This doesn’t sound like a lot written down. But i am feeling unhappy with it. Maybe because of all the sugar…I’m not sure. But I want to get into healthy eating habits and i feel like it was a setback
I am worried i will fall back into restricting. But don’t want to overcompensate and start eating too much…
Hey there, just wanted to let all you beautiful people know, that i am no more reading and checking in here, as i need to handle my little ED with as much simplicity as possible!
Stories and opinions might trigger to much atm. But i am doing well so far.
Checking in grateful to be sober. Today was a very emotional day and i used my support system instead of relapsing. Thankful for this forum and the support. One day at a time. We got this.
You’re doing amazing, Jenny! I am proud of you!
Day 780 : No binge today.
Day 116 : No coffee today.