I need you advice!!

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Mandi88
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I need you advice!!

Help!!! I am noticing the "signs" of when a binge/purge is about to come on, but I don't know what to do to stop it! Here are a few of the signs:

1) When I am feeling so hungry I feel like I can't stop eating no matter what
(when this happens, I don't know what to do)

2) I come home from work, very hungry and tired but my baby is crying and I don't have any time to take care of myself

3) I begin to feel overwhelmed by life and out of control of my life and nothing makes this feeling go away

Mandi

ツAnnieAnn
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These are similar things to

These are similar things to what brings on my urges too. Except I don't get to come home to a baby, just a family that acts like one.

First and probably the simplest is to absolutely not allow yourself to get too hungry. Period. Until you stop reinforcing the idea to your body that it will be subjected to long periods of hunger, it will fire binge urges. That's not something that can be emotionally overcome. Its physical.

This might mean eating every three hours. Or, if you already do this.. it may mean eating MORE every three hours. Play around with this until you figure out the right amount of food that will leave you at comfortably full ~> Slightly hunger by your next snack or meal.

The second, which I totally understand because I get really hungry at work and have often been too hungry for a couple hours. What might help you be able to come home and focus on your baby and get this and that done is to pack a snack to eat on the way home.

And the feelings of being overwhelmed... well these are the most challenging because they can't be fixed by our eating habits.. only in the way that we react to anxiety and stress.

Have you read the e-book? There is a part in there that talks about inviting our fears and anxieties in, observing and labeling them, and allowing them to pass. But again, the emotional binges are the ones that have to be reflected on deeper than a meal plan.. and something I am still trying to figure out myself

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tapas butterfly
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1) When I am feeling so

1) When I am feeling so hungry I feel like I can't stop eating no matter what
(when this happens, I don't know what to do)

2) I come home from work, very hungry and tired but my baby is crying and I don't have any time to take care of myself

3) I begin to feel overwhelmed by life and out of control of my life and nothing makes this feeling go away

Both 1 and 2 sounds like you let yourself get to hungry. WHen you let yourself get to hungry you will tend to eat place the place of being physically full until you feel satisfied which comes from your brain. I would suggest making sure that you dont let more the 3 hours go by without eating a meal or a snack. But if you are already doing this maybe go to 2 hours betwen eating so you never get to a ravenous hungry place. Also maybe keep some quick food rady at the house like a granolea bar, nuts, yogurt, hummus and carrots, a veggie juice so that when you come home you can have a very quick bite and then take care of your baby. its like what they say on the airplane in cases of emergency put YOUR OWN air mask on first before helping a child. You need to take care of yourself and feed yourself so you can be there more full for your child and be a better example.

As for 3 being overwhelmed. wow thats a tuff one. I find that when there is any kind of emotion wether it is good or bad i turn to my eating disorder it has been my coping mechanism for everything in my life for the past 8 years so givin that up is really scary. and instead of being numb to events in oiur life we are going to be feeling them very strongely and maybe feeling feels we havent felt in a long time or ever. I have been journaling like crazy. I write about everytihng til my hand hurts. if i dont know what to write and i am freaking out i will just write "my life is better without bulimia" over and onver and over again or "i love my self" i probably have 10 pages fronts and back with my hand writting scribbiling and tears on them. I have also written things down and then i tear the paper up it feels good. someone once suggested to me or a read it in a book that you can write out your binge and purge what would you get at the market how would you eat it how would you purge. be detialed and just read it over and over.

anyways hope this helps

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