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Melb
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Hey does anyone else feel the urge to binge after a night out which includes a lot of drinking?

MelB

Kare
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YES! I have no issues with

YES!

I have no issues with alcohol, I feel no urge to drink it. When I do drink it causes me to let loose and have a care free attitude. It is a trigger. I will not drink alcohol until I have at least 30 binge free days behind me.

xoKare

Melb
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I need a plan to stop binging

I need a plan to stop binging everytime I og out. I cant stop being social and having a good time out With my friends? Does anyone have any good tips ti avoid this problem? What should I eat to satisfy my urges for Food, and what should i avoid eating?
Today I went for a 1hour walk after my binging episodes, Im still feeling full and sick but Im glad i did not purge.

MelB

AlexLilyFlower
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When im hungover i structure

When im hungover i structure my meals the next day down to the last minute only to binge in the middle of the next night or the following day after that, it still gets me however careful I am. Its a huge issue for me and my friends dont get why i'm suddenly so antisocial, its because im terrified of the hangover binge. its easy to say (like my mum does) well just dont drink, but that's easier said then done as I enjoy a drink and do not have an alcohol problem. sorry not very helpful, just agreeing. xx

a.l.s

Kare
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Try putting the alcohol down

Try putting the alcohol down or limiting the amount of drinks. You can have a great time without getting drunk. If you feel the need to drink to be social, then limit it so you don't have a hangover.

xoKare

Coach Jen
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I had this exact problem in

I had this exact problem in my own recovery too! I would binge when I got home from a night out, and then again the next morning if I had a hangover! I've learned so much through these years of reserach about recovery. It appears that there are 3 main reasons why alcohol is so triggering: 1. It lowers inhibitions 2. Causes a spike and then a drop in blood sugar  3. Dehydrates you. 

So to deal with it you can either give it up or create and follow a plan. I had to give up drinking for about 6 months in my own recovery. Once I started going out more, I would have a snack ready and laid out for when I got home. I would only eat that snack then go right to bed. I also started drinking water between my glasses of wine to prevent dehydration. One other very effective strategy was to eat a good meal before I began drinking. Before, I would actually restrict a bit so I wouldn't feel so full when I went out. That always backfired because I would drink more, then have a 2am binge, which caused me to eat more in the long run.

Hope this is helpful! You may just have to give it up for a while like I did. Don't worry, its not forever!

Kare
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Great suggestions Jen! Thanks

Great suggestions Jen! Thanks for sharing :)

xoKare

Melb
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Thank you Jen for your

Thank you Jen for your advice! Even though I dont drink so much that I get a hangover, I think the acidity of alcohol such as wine makes me want to eat more. I know what I will try to do next time, eat well before I og out and plan something to eat before I go to bed! Lets see how this goes. It has been 1 week since my last purge, Im so happy! Even though I have felt like i have lost control of binging I have forced myself not to purge by going out for a walk. Im so afraid that I will gain weight since Im still binging, but I'll stick to my plan and try eating every 3 hours!

MelB

hklewis@hotmail...
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Hi Mel, I totally understand

Hi Mel,

I totally understand how you feel. I have a tuna salad waiting for me when I get in, it fills me up but doesn't make me feel heavy and bloated the next day and also contains a lot of water. Try an electrolyte drink before you go to bed too to rehydrate you. It's hard but hopefully next time you will be more prepared :)

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