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Night binge

Please help me. i can't avoid night binge

suddenly at 22.oo i always get another meal, or at 23.oo even midnight!!! and i mean a whole meal.

how can i stop doing this? even if im sleepy i go to the kitchen and stuff my face with food

ps. im skinny but still i dont want to eat that late!!!

any idea?

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Hello. Do you eat enough during the day> Maybe the binge may be due to not eating enough during the day? Also, have you talked to your GP?


Thanks for your reply. Actually i eat enough but i've got this bad habit when i got back from work (around 23.30) and hungry!! So i ate even at 1.30 hrs etc! I still cant brake this awful habit and i'm not even working now


I sometimes have an issue with eating during the night. I struggle with appetite and hardly ever feel hungry and for some reason at like 1 or 2 am, I wake up and need to eat otherwise I cannot sleep.


that's exactly what happens to me!!!! even at 2.oo i can get up and eat. and go back to sleep. do you know if it is ok? im in shape, i mean i dont think that makes me gain weight but i also think is a little weird :/


I cannot comment on your health tbh because I am not an expert. I can only tell you from my experience. I have bullimia, the non purging subtype and so I binge eat and compensate through exercise and skipping meals or restricting calories. However, the eating in the night actually started when I was trying to eat normally. I think when I eat more, my appetite actually improves and so that is when I wake up in the night feeling hungry as opposed to when I am restricting. But then on the other hand, because I exercise a lot, I can use up to 3000 - 3200 calories, so even if I do eat three proper meals and snack during the day, and even if I do not feel hungry, my body still needs more food and therefore even if I am eating during the night, I still do not gain weight. The pattern used to be before that I would restrict through the day and binge through the evening so during the night, I would be feel / have eaten enough or over eaten and I wouldn't wake up during the night. Also, I also have depression and that messes up sleeping patterns and so I found that before starting to eat in the night, my sleeping was messed up. I would over sleep, sleep too little or not sleep at all so I feel like my messed up sleeping pattern may also contribute to me eating weirdly.

Have you talked to your GP about your eating during the night?


it's so interesting all you explain. thank you very much. please send me an e mail to ariurgadatan@gmail.com


Hey, yeah I will do tomorrow :)


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