lost all hope. i don't know how to stop. please help.?
Topic: lost all hope. i don't know how to stop. please help.?
January 25, 2020 / By Abigail Question:
Please, Please help me! This is a long question in need of positive advice only please! :(
I've been trying SO long to stop binge eating...for the past 2 years. I can't afford to get help because i'm in college and can barely afford anything as it is.
Last night I binged and it was horrid. I ate half of 2 boxes of cereal, 2 hershey bars, marshmallows, icecream, clif bars, cheese, bread, pizza rolls, etc. This is a typical binge for me. I do this about every 2-3 days, but sometimes it can go a couple days before I stop. I only do it at night.
I tried going to bed earlier, but I just LOVE staying up late, plus its summer so I love to sleep in. Plus, no matter how early I get up in the morning I can never fall asleep at night until like midnight. I've been trying to break this habit ALL summer.
I've tried eating more during the day, but I'm also trying to lose weight (since I've gained about 15 lbs from binging). I usually eat between 1300-1700 calories a day, but I still end up binging at night.
I've tried eating breakfast (full of protein, fiber) But I still end up binging.
I jog 3-4 miles everyday to try to curb my hunger and keep the weight off, but I still end up binging.
I've tried listening to music, brushing my teeth, drinking more water, painting my nails, keeping my hands busy...But I just cannot fight the intense craving for food I get a night.I ALWAYS end up binging everything 2-3 days. The longest I've ever gone without a binge is 8 days in the past 2 years.Sad.
I seriously feel like I have tried EVERYTHING. But I just keep failing and returning to my old habits. I am really losing hope with myself and in my life and its affecting everything I do.
I tried to talk to my mom about this, but I think she's tired of hearing it. Plus I don't want to stress her out anymore, she has enough problems.
Any advice on how to stop for good?
I live with my family right now, so there is always food in the house
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Stewart | 5 days ago
I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling.
I think you should check out this website called http://www.recoveryourlife.com/forum/
It’s a very understanding and supportive website that deals with many problems including self-harm, depression, eating disorders (including overeating), addictions (such as drug and alcohol) anxiety (&& panic attacks, including anxiety disorders like OCD), suicide attempts, feelings and thoughts, bullying and abuse (including sexual and emotional abuse), trauma, family and friends problems, relationship issues and general mental health problems such as personality disorders, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, general thoughts and feelings, ect.
You can post about your problems and gain advice and support, it’s full of caring people who are going through the same things as you are in a complete non-judgemental atmosphere, you feel a lot less alone and you don’t get stupid answers or the old ’snap out of it’, ’stop being stupid’ comments you get on Yahoo Answers. You can also reply to other people and give them support, advice and share your stories and makes tons of new friends that you can open up to and trust. Already there are over 34,000 registered members.
They have an ‘Introductions’ forum where you can tell everyone a bit about yourself when you first sign up, you get very warm-welcoming messages to help you settle in and find your way around the site and answer any questions you may have.
They also have ‘General Chat’ forum where you can talk about things that aren’t related to mental health, such as polls, humour and chit-chat. Also, News & debates forum where you can catch up on all the news, and give your opinions.
The website also includes ‘Fun and Distractions’ Share jokes, funny sites, quizzes or useful distractions to help you relax and distract yourself with.
Also they have separate forums for certain things, such as Eating Disorder Support, Self-Injury Support, Mental Health Discussions, Ranting && Venting, Serious Discussion (such as suicide), Moving Forward (recovery based), and much more.
They even have a ‘Shop’ where you can buy bracelets that represent recovery with Self-Harm and Eating Disorders. Also, they have a ‘Games Arcade’ where you can play games to keep yourself distracted such as Pac-Man and Super Mario.
The website also contains lots of information, how to get help, beating urges, articles to read, advice, first aid, chat (like msn with others who are suffering), Live Help (one-2-one counselling - these people are not trained counsellors, but people who are normal members of the site but go that little bit further to help others), Supporters who can e-mail anytime, day or night to gain emotional support (again not trained professionals).
The site is free, but to in order to have access to everything available on the website you have to sign up, which only takes a few minutes. You don’t have to be a certain age to join (even if you’re 40, you can still sign up, they have a ’veterans corner’ for older members, including advice on topics more relevant to adult life such as university, long term relationships, child-care and employment) The site is open 24/7, all year round.
A lot of people have said that Recover Your Life (or RYL for short) is a community where they feel they belong to, they are able to open up and be themselves and don’t have to hide. They come on RYL everyday as a means of escaping their problems to have a break and be able to breathe knowing it’s full of people who care and who want to help - without the worry of them telling their friends or family.
So please have a look, I think it could really help you - especially if you can’t talk to anyone in ‘real life’ or have no one to turn to.
Hope you feel better soon.
(PS. You do not have to be currently ‘recovering’ to join)
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Originally Answered: Trying to re lactate with domperidone. Is there hope?
There's definitely hope. Most women who have produced milk can relactate.
Bear in mind that many women, even when exclusively breastfeeding, can only pump a small amount at a time. How much milk you can express does not necessarily mean a lot. Babies are better at getting the milk than any pump.
Nursing the baby frequently will help bring your milk in better than anything else you can do. Offer the baby the breast before giving him a bottle or other food. And keep in touch with your local LaLeche League leader for help and advice.
This is probably more emotionally based than hunger based. Is there something bothering you constantly? Are you anxious, or depressed? Sometimes when someone is going through something difficult they might use food to cope and then it turns into an addiction. I have a similar problem, I have an eating disorder (bulimia/EDNOS) and it's terrible. I wish I could give you a definite way to get over it and stop but I myself have not yet figured out a way for myself. The best thing you could do for yourself is get professional help, that's what I'm doing. Otherwise it will probably just get worse, I used to think I was bad but recently it got a lot worse, I didn't realize someone could get as bad as I have, please get help! It's really the biggest shame creating self-esteem killing thing I've ever encountered.
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What you are bingeing on is sugar, and simple carbs. They cause "highs" - spikes in blood glucose levels, and make you feel better for a while, but then you pay for it with a "low", which makes you crave more.
Basically, you need to change what you eat, to mostly non starchy vegetables, legumes, and lean protein.
From a previous answer: Have a high protein breakfast of fish, or eggs and possibly bacon within an hour of arising; they provide a lasting energy boost; no carbohydrates for 2 hrs, or extremely little. I note with interest that the Beijing Olympic decathlon gold medalist had scrambled eggs for breakfast. www.radiantrecovery.com refers. Most people in modern society today eat a poor diet, with far too much processed foods, contributing to lack of energy, depression, and anxiety. Eat more in accordance with your "nutritional type":- ( 20 question quiz http://www.naturalhealthcoach.com/tools ) or at www.mercola.com
Minimise/eliminate consumption of highly processed foods, particularly grain products, such as white bread, donuts, cake, cookies/biscuits, or anything with sugar. Opt for more wholefoods, non-starchy vegetables (especially broccoli, and spinach, with lemon, or vinegar), and fruit. ~~~
Check out http://your-mental-health.weebly.com/n.h... about eating disorders, and page 6 about addictions. Page 7 shows BASIC HEALTHY DIET.
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Here is the best advice I can give you. Don't keep snack foods or ready to eat foods in your home.If the urge becomes irresistable, go to the store but only buy a small amount of the one item you crave the most. Try to start thinking of food as fuel for your body instead of instant gratification and try enjoying what you eat instead of eating what you enjoy. Hope this helps.
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