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This is a discussion on How to avoid the compulsion to eat within the Eating Disorders forums, part of the Mental and Physical Health category; Originally Posted by engima here's when I eat: when I'm bored, it's entertaining when I'm in social situations, it's makes ...

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Old 08-21-10, 03:28 PM   #11
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here's when I eat:
when I'm bored, it's entertaining
when I'm in social situations, it's makes it easier?
when I'm doing work, makes it less terrible.
when I'm emotional (<- probably main factor)

I don't even know when I'm hungry anymore...

To sum it up I eat way too much, and it just feels so natural it's scary.

Any ideas on how to punch these reasons in the face, so I get back to normal? I have a feeling it's emotional reasoning, but it is hard to understand why?

Try the Fitnesspal website, it's free. Keeps you calorie counting. Smaller portions, eat more vegetables, eat breakfast too, I'm not kidding this has helped me out lots too. Keep yourself busy like going to the gym or for walks. I had this one lady I use to work with she stopped eatting at 5 pm everyday. I wish I had that self control! She was in her 50's and looked so good. I wish I could be like her. She would go home and have supper and that was it, nothing else for the night. Do you know how much snacking I do? Just some ideas.
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Old 08-25-10, 02:09 AM   #12
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First, think about how awful it feels to be extremely stuffed.

To keep your mouth busy, try sucking on a mint or chewing gum.

Eat small meals every 3 hours.

I eat with chopsticks actually, because not only do I feel awesome but it makes me eat slower.

I drink a tall glass of water a half hour before each meal to help lower my appetite.

Chew on ice...get active. Try to stop and think if you are actually hungry or not. Try to find another source of pleasure than taste...enlighten the other senses...take a really nice hot shower or put on lotion or something.
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Old 08-28-10, 07:19 PM   #13
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Throw away any junk food in the house, don't buy any junk food
Buy loads of fruits that you enjoy, the fibre will fill you up
Try occupying yourself by drinking juice, the sweetness will satisfy your taste and you can sip to make it last longer
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