Binge Eating

Binge Eating

Binge Eating Questions

3c216cb00d639e2ba6e60c35083e0741
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
899
by 66 · about 6 hours ago

Evening all, I've had a look around (albeit briefly) and couldn't find anything specifically answering my query. So, over the past month I've regularly consumed crap on Saturday evenings (burgers, fries, beer etc.) and I'm wondering whether... (more)

best answer

Ede98d8569d42885d70e07c92d3df34e
RoryD 0 · April 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

The term fat adaptation refers to how efficient your cells' mitochondria are at utilising ketones for energy rather than glucose. Being "fat-adapted" isn't like an on/off switch, as there are different degrees to how adapted to ketosis you are.... (more)

774d19b7573dd0458ee129884f2a62f9
0
Votes
0
Answers
10
Views
2.3K
by 0 · about 6 hours ago

The following is the 100% ugly truth: In the last 24 hours, I have literally consumed 15,000-20,000 calories of pure, sugar junk food. It started around 4am last night when I got up to have some greek yogurt. Sleep never came, and the... (more)

90bcfafd2ef73fea5398c483c593349e
Lesley_1 0 · March 04, 2014 at 10:46 PM

OP, I'm worried you may have a budding eating disorder. If this is truly the first time you've binged, there's no need to see a professional just yet. If you binge again or even feel like you want to, go see a qualified therapist right away!... (more)

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
1.7K
by 1005 · about 6 hours ago

The semester has started again, I'm taking lots of (conventional wisdom based) really difficult classes that require lots of studying, and I find, well, this is nothing new, but I find that i can't focus unless I'm munching on something... (more)

best answer

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84
raydawg 0 · February 15, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Lack of the proper neurotransmitters can cause these exact symptoms. Things like 5HTP at night and L-Tyrosine in the morning/afternoon can help resolve this type of issue. Dr. Kalish had a bunch of seminars in the past (as well as his... (more)

050349d5789c6a082612fe217bc84ef9
0
Votes
0
Answers
8
Views
1.6K
by 0 · about 6 hours ago

So I've been dealing with this problem for quite sometime, but it's a bit embarrassing so I've never tried to seek help with it. I have a sugar binge eating problem! About once a week I get a crazy craving for sweet food, allow myself to eat... (more)

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b
Linds 0 · August 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I used to have the same problem when I was under eating. I found that increasing my fat intake really really helped stomp out any sugar cravings I had. Kombucha in the afternoon also helped with the cravings if I sensed them coming on. I've... (more)

0218f453f6cc3ed352158cf7e03e465e
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
1.5K
by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Hello, so I recently have started the Primal diet/lifestyle and am struggling immensely with carb/over eating. I was scary skinny at 5'7 and 89 pounds. I have managed to gain a few back, I'm currently at 94, but I exercise a lot. About 6 days a... (more)

7f04edadc4cd82e04dd74c5eaf6e2d0b
AmericanBandit_ 0 · June 16, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Number 1 - Stop training so hard, you're actually working against your body's natural ability to gain muscle mass and putting your body in a catabolic state from over training. I would skip the eliptical all together, no reason to do cardio if... (more)

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65
1
Votes
1
Answers
5
Views
1.3K
by 748 · about 6 hours ago

I struggle with BED, and realize when i eat up to 80% of my calories from fat, (avocado, raw nuts, some butter, maybe 20grams of carbs, and sometimes no protein from meat but just from the nuts) that I do not struggle with my BED really and come... (more)

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f
Michael_17 0 · March 24, 2013 at 5:57 AM

You might be missing a lot of micronutrients, particularly vit c, b vitamins, as well as iron etc from the meat. If it's seemingly helping you in the short term, that's great. Longer term I think it would be helpful in you looking at the whys and... (more)

5bd7f43c7da83282bcb78e3aa33832e0
3
Votes
3
Answers
8
Views
3.5K
by 266 · about 6 hours ago

I bought a 9.5 ounce container of dry-roasted, unsalted almonds from Whole Foods just a couple hours ago, and at this point they're almost gone. It says there are 10 servings in the container, 170 calories each. Did I seriously just eat 1,700... (more)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
Dragonfly 0 · March 03, 2013 at 1:15 PM

If you aren't already supplementing Magnesium, try 400-600 mg before bed. See if you stop binging (give it at least 6 weeks.) If not, it's likely psychological/emotional attachment.

B62ff15477b5fd539709a5014db51e4b
5
Votes
5
Answers
11
Views
1.1K
by 185 · about 6 hours ago

Just wanted to see how many of you have dealt with an eating disorder before going into paleo and if you still struggle with it while doing paleo. I just started writing a blog about my journey from raw food into paleo and beyond while running... (more)

39061dc0d7bd2b3a6639282497686099
Jen_42 0 · December 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Hey Rachael : ) Thank you for sharing your journey with us thus far. I have a similar background- have always been concerned about weight gain since early puberty and have gone through periods of extreme restriction, which then morphed into... (more)

3089dd0b9a8f1d24f1b08d6cc3ca84e3
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
705
by 363 · about 6 hours ago

I have been tryin to stick to a paleo diet , grains or legumes is not the problem for me , i literally never crave them . However i am constantly binging on dairy foods , mainly pizza , ice cream and cheese wontons from the chinese restaurant ,... (more)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
CD 0 · December 04, 2012 at 4:27 PM

pizza , ice cream and cheese wontons.., general tso chicken BTW, all three are heavy in grains and sugars which are far worse (imo) than dairy. Perhaps you are using these as cravings for wheat/sugar unknowingly...

Da2c728c093488e4f2ea87b81619682f
2
Votes
2
Answers
7
Views
2.7K
by 388 · about 6 hours ago

My dietician just told me I need to eat atleast every four hours, or less. That I need snacks throughout the day. But most importantly, to NEVER wait more than 4 hours between meals. I tried to tell her that if I eat protein and healthy fats at a... (more)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46
Matt_11 0 · November 30, 2012 at 9:53 PM

She's an idiot. You sleep every night without waking up to eat, right? As long as you eat enough, it doesn't matter if it's in one big meal or 30 small ones, or something in between.

66a7ef84ed129bba4ea2dc3aea26f67f
6
Votes
6
Answers
5
Views
751
by 430 · about 6 hours ago

I haven't got a good relationship with food. I've been in denial for the most part, but now I've finally had to realise how bad it's getting. I started paleo about a month ago. First week - felt great, had lost weight. But I was a little...TOO... (more)

best answer

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98
joanna_4 0 · November 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM

hey ebrady. i have suffered from an eating problem, too. i'd say there were two main things that helped me. first was seeing a therapist. i realized that my eating problem was all about control because i felt out of control on other aspects of my... (more)

Cd182922c2fcddb0c44cd736ecca2477
4
Votes
4
Answers
12
Views
809
by 23 · about 6 hours ago

I was one week in, with dairy, and I felt so good. Then tonight I went to a party where there were chocolate chip cookies and.. needless to say, one wasn't enough for me. I also had rice and legumes tonight. I feel so guilty... bloated and gross.... (more)

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce
Kashkillz 0 · November 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM

You didn't fail... you had some cookies. They're delicious and they always will be. As time goes by cravings get more manageable. Mainly because of the disappointment you feel right now. You'll just come around to feel it's not worth it. If... (more)

58908e2a5be1d634e49c97da9f2558ce
2
Votes
2
Answers
5
Views
1.4K
by 185 · about 6 hours ago

Background: I am a 24 yr. old female, 1.68 meters, 60 kg & 22% body fat. I do CrossFit 5x a week. I was overweight & sedentary before I stumbled across CrossFit & Paleo. I never had an issue with insulin or blood glucose levels that I... (more)

7bab99c303f1e83d3d9722a414dd7b45
MG_1 0 · November 24, 2012 at 9:21 PM

What stuck out for me is that you are very active, and not eating a lot, plus very low carb... and after a few weeks you have a binge. Your body might just be demanding more food. Cravings can become overwhelming if you have been restricting -... (more)

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986
5
Votes
5
Answers
2
Views
2.5K
by 2199 · about 7 hours ago

Many alternative medicine folks talks about Candida causing cravings. Wouldn't killing fungus with drugs stop the cravings? Have you seen binge eaters stop binging after taking difulcan or other medications for candida?

E8fbc8067e64d0994aa70171601e68fd
nthmost 0 · September 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I can only answer from my own perspective, having done a 1-month course of diflucan after not responding to nystatin. Killing the yeast in my body DEFINITELY changed my cravings for certain foods (I no longer had any attraction medjool dates,... (more)

429e01b74c31847aed3af35ef9973256
4
Votes
4
Answers
8
Views
5.4K
by 427 · about 7 hours ago

I while back Rob Wolf answered a question on his podcast about nicotine gum and if I remember correctly he seemed to have nothing but positive things to say about it. Well about 12 days ago i decided to give it a shot. I started chewing 2-3... (more)

best answer

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
CD 0 · August 22, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I think, if the choice is between smoking and nicotine gum, then nicotine gum is the right choice. But if the choice is between proper eating and nicotine gum, then proper eating is the right choice. 1) Improved sleep -- Nicotine gum lists... (more)

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10
2
Votes
2
Answers
12
Views
3.5K
by 2341 · about 7 hours ago

I grab a handful of almonds, I decide to grab another, and another, and another...15 minutes later i'm eating 3 bananas and 2 sweet potatoes and 5 eggs.... Does anybody else have this same experience with nuts or is it just me?

best answer

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98
joanna_4 0 · September 27, 2012 at 11:09 PM

i used to have a binigng problem with nuts, mainly marcona almonds. i overcome binging through therapy because it's all about self-control, not the food. i had also binged on other things, but nuts was always a huge trigger for me. now, i... (more)

584cdd1a2dd83e46b8b76758f4c57b19
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
610
by 600 · about 7 hours ago

has anyone ever had the issue with what I call sleep eating? I'll wake up in the middle of the night and I'll eat whatever I can find - pretty much a binge, then I'll go straight back to sleep. When I wake up in the mornings I sometimes don't even... (more)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23
MathGirl72 0 · August 09, 2012 at 5:22 PM

My husband's best friend sleep-eats and his is stress and OCD related. He even washes whatever dishes he uses without ever waking up. His diminishes when he is not living inside his own mind constantly. Look for a therapist in your area that... (more)

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe
4
Votes
4
Answers
15
Views
2.8K
by 431 · about 7 hours ago

What technically qualifies as binge eating? I just ate an avocado as well as a full, albeit tiny, jar of tahini, about half a cup, with a bit of ghee and cinnamon, which was delicious. Is it a mental state that defines what is and isn't a binge?... (more)

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d
TruthinessInc 0 · May 09, 2012 at 6:22 PM

You know how after a long day of work, you're driving home, you walk inside and think t yourself, how did I get home...you don't remember the trip, the time...to me, that is a binge...you've ingested all these calories but don't remember doing it,... (more)

Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992
7
Votes
7
Answers
12
Views
2.8K
by 4292 · about 7 hours ago

For the past month, I've been stuck in a pattern. I'm always fighting the urge to binge - on any given day it probably takes up about 10-20% of my energy. I lie awake at night crying over how much I want Nutella, and have borderline panic attacks... (more)

9c2ad0dd2d6b7a3fa184b3001e73577d
Annie_4 0 · May 09, 2012 at 1:03 AM

To be 100% honest, it might take adding back a couple of things that you REALLY, REALLY want... that's not the answer you're going to get from other people here, but I've had a binge eating disorder for awhile, and I've realized that the only... (more)

A115b8aa3c375f10d5bde0c0d06b6143
9
Votes
9
Answers
17
Views
2.6K
by 865 · about 7 hours ago

Hi guys - I'm hoping for some advice on how to really work on myself. I just graduated college and I have about two months of doing NOTHING before my job starts, and I want to use this time to tackle some of the food demons that I've dealt with... (more)

best answer

0d50f54d2c57d74806be35d916f8dc74
Portesa 0 · May 06, 2012 at 7:45 PM

You are doing some great things to help heal your relationship with food. As someone who dealt with anorexia and bulimia as a teen, and with binge eating most of my life, I'll share what's helped for me: 1) I focus on health rather than weight... (more)

Aacabe21bcb2c8a5a15717d60447c1f4
5
Votes
5
Answers
14
Views
3.9K
by 144 · about 7 hours ago

Hi, I'm a 21 year old female, 5'2", feeling chubby (although also strong) at 130 lbs. I've been eating mostly Paleo for about 6 months. However, I have a history of binge eating and general anxiety towards food; dealing with that is a major life... (more)

D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd
November 0 · March 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Here's an article I like on 'Why Friends Don't Let Friends Do Cardio' http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/09/02/friends-dont-let-friends-do-cardio/ He's got links in there to other stuff. It's a good intro explanation. Sorry to hear about your knees,... (more)

0d2b1ff450021cca6683e4cecf2d6aec
10
Votes
10
Answers
50
Views
2.8K
by 589 · about 7 hours ago

Are there items that you just can't buy or have in your house because leads to a binging episode? I am starting to think I just can't have nuts (and any type of nut butter) and any type of primal sugar(honey coconut sugar etc). Just knowing it... (more)

Ccacf7567273244733bc991af4ac42ed
PrimalDanny 0 · February 09, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I can now have anything in the house without a problem...unless I start eating it. I think though that's partly because I tend to go to those foods when I'm feeling sub-par anyway. The nut butters, chocolate, honey - if I'm feeling good and have... (more)

Medium avatar
4
Votes
4
Answers
6
Views
1.2K
by 39841 · about 7 hours ago

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938401006199 If a person's normal practice is to eat as much as can possibly fit in their stomach, it stands to reason that the stomach would stretch over time to accommodate the expected food... (more)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247
Nance 0 · January 31, 2012 at 1:49 AM

As a 50-year binge eater, my stomach was certainly stretched--as documented by the photo of my large hiatal hernia. I don't think my stomach ever shrank during my down-yo-yo cycles; I always needed large salads and lots of whole fruit to delay... (more)

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca
3
Votes
3
Answers
10
Views
1.3K
by 1022 · about 7 hours ago

Hey everyone, I??m wondering why I can eat HUGE amounts of some foods, that are perfectly nutritious and all (I??m not talking about Paleo muffins or so..), and I??m very hungry again, like, 2 hours later, it??s so frustrating! The things I??m... (more)

best answer

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e
jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · January 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Hey Severine.. not sure how long you've been Paleo but for me, in April it will have been a year. I'm still tinkering with food to see what combos work best, but after my first Whole60 to settle it all in, it was most definitely trial and error. I... (more)

9b9b328e50e6fa3afd1ee68495a8bac2
2
Votes
2
Answers
6
Views
4.6K
by 147 · about 7 hours ago

I have a brain-bending question about acne, hormones, diet and overeating...! I am a fully-fledged paleo convert, student of natural medicine, and total healthy living geek, but I also struggle with persistent acne around my jawline (i'm female,... (more)

best answer

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6
August 0 · January 12, 2012 at 3:06 PM

For me, the big culprits seem to be wheat, the protein casein (found in milk), and soy. I read the labels on the dark chocolate bars and avoid even soy lecithin. Sugar itself doesn't seem to effect acne. So I am strict about this when I am... (more)

Get Free Paleo Recipes