A Binge Eater - Please HELP!!

by Anonymous

Please help me. I am looking for tips on how to get back in control with my relationship with food, so I can enjoy my life again.

My eating habits used to be normal. However, I was sexually abused from a very young age and this has given me a lot of trauma to deal with. I used to cut myself for many years, and even compulsively pull my hair out.

Then came a period of time of peace where I did nothing destructive.

Now, I eat. I eat a lot. I eat in secret. I steal food. I "graze" throughout the day, picking off bits from everything to eat. I stuff myself with chocolate and pastries, even though I am gluten-intolerant. I make myself sooo sick by doing this. 2 weeks ago, I was eating to the point of extreme pain from so much volume (I cried a lot and had trouble standing up straight). While my binging has lessened from this point, I am sick and tired of grazing on foods around the house and being a slave to my false "passions" about food - my brain keeps saying, "You must have it - now!!!"

Every day I try to overcome this. Every day, I say that this day will be the first day of a normal, balanced eating pattern. It never happens.

After every disordered meal, I say to myself, "the next meal will be normal proportions" and it never happens.

I am still trying to pick myself up, and the damage to my body only makes me more depressed. I have managed to gain 10 pounds already, and I fear more will come.

What am I doing wrong?

I need help, please, I'm begging you

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Apr 05, 2012
There's help
by: Rita Y

Hi there,
There's nothing wrong with eating! Thank God it's food your addicted to and not drugs! Buy some healthy veggies to munch on like carrots, celery, lettuce etc... Go for walks in the afternoon to refresh your mind, that's sure to help you burn off some calories so you don't feel too bad about eating that evening. We all have addictions, mine is gambling... But I make sure I pay my rent,bills and buy my groceries before I gamble my last cent. In other words, if you do something that makes you feel bad make sure you do something to make you feel better.

You'll be right sweetie...

Jun 06, 2011
Binge Eater
by: Liz

Hi sweetie, so sorry to hear your sad story.

Please find the courage to go and ask for some help. I know you're not alone in this. If you can get into group therapy you'll feel so much better cause you'll be able to relate to others with the same problems as yourself.

Take care. I'll remember you in my prayers.

Jun 04, 2011
You have to help yourself
by: Sharron

You have to help yourself. Believe me, I've been there.

You were abused. Have you been in counseling? Have you told anyone? You have to.

You should go to Overeaters Anonymous. It's a 12 step program and it's free so there is no excuse for you not to go. I've been going to OA for years. It's not easy, but you have to work on yourself to get your life back in control.

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