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Any tips to stop binge eating?

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    • sentientmeat

      316d

      @Lightning98 this is part of what i feel, i have pretty severe ADHD and i’ll just be bored and go eat and eat.

    • Optimiser

      805d

      Thank you so much you guys

    • Lightning98

      805d

      I was told my diagnosis for B.E.D. could stem from my ADHD. Bored and had nothing to do but had plenty of food in the house. Vysvance has helped me for both ADHD and B.E.D. Medication isn't for everyone but it could be something to talk to a doctor about.

      • sentientmeat

        316d

        @Lightning98 this is part of what i feel, i have pretty severe ADHD and i’ll just be bored and go eat and eat.

    • Dracaryssa

      805d

      Yes, binge eating can absolutely be a form of self destruction. 🙌 When you realize you're doing it, try to approach it with curiosity, like "huh, I wonder what made me feel the need to eat my emotions" because negative emotions (especially attached to eating) are ultimately at the root of the issue. Don't judge yourself. Your condition is probably a result of diet culture backfiring and is NOT EVER your fault! You're amazing and keep taking care of yourself like you are now by asking questions!

    • Dracaryssa

      805d

      Emotional distress is not only a result of binge eating, but a cause of it. Do things that make you feel happy and safe 🤗

    • Optimiser

      805d

      Sometimes I use it as a form of self harm becayse I struggle from dissociation and it is the only thing that makes me feel something

    • Optimiser

      805d

      Thank you so much

    • Dracaryssa

      805d

      Become aware of situations that trigger you. Prevent and prepare. Talk to a doctor about trying a medication like Vyvanse to suppress your urges to eat more than you might need to. Side note: Realize that having B. E. D. is often the result of restrictive eating habits backfiring! That helps to heal the guilt that comes with binge eating. You deserve to eat what you want. You'll binge sometimes and that's okay. Binge eating disorder is more of a mental ailment than a physical one in my experience. I've thought horrible things about myself. Once I've healed that side of me, even in the smallest ways, I find I have much less temptation to binge. Because my mind is in a better place and therefore less vulnerable to triggers. :)

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