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Binge Eating Disorder

Gnu89
Gnu892020 November

Recently diagnosed and I didn't even think it was a thing. Is anyone else in the same boat? I also have PCOS and Hypothyroidism as well.

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morelessAdministrator

Hi and welcome, Gnu89 :)

I'm no expert on Binge Eating Disorder, but I do know that we have members that struggle with binge eating. I did think I had a problem with it when I first arrived here, but switching to a low carb way of eating cured it for me. Eating too many of the wrong carbs can upset your hormones and lead to you feeling hungry and being 'addicted' to them. Here are a few things for you to have a look at:

This link will give you the link to Beat, the UK's eating disorder charity nhs.uk/conditions/binge-eat...

dietdoctor.com/ketogenic-di...

well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013...

Lowering your intake of carbs can also help PCOS and weight loss.

youtu.be/h0zD1gj0pXk

youtu.be/N2KD-nTiJ14

I suggest you also join the Thyroid UK forum for excellent advice about being optimally treated for hypothyroidism healthunlocked.com/thyroiduk

All of the information you need about the forum can be found in Pinned Posts healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... and I hope you'll be joining all the Events, Challenges and Clubs that we run, especially a weigh-in and the daily diary.

If you haven't already taken it, here's a tour of the forum healthunlocked.com/?tour=true

We've found active participation to be key to successful weight loss and, of course, it's a good way to get to know people, find inspiration and share support and encouragement.

Wishing you all the best :)

Gnu89
Gnu892020 November in reply to moreless

Wow! Genuinely more helpful than the GP has ever been! I'm currently on the waiting list for therapy as I think it has stemmed from my childhood and younger years a lot. I've always been told to just take my meds and lose weight. There's bits and pieces I've picked up over the years but my motivation to heal myself has been sporadic at best but I can't continue down this route I'm on

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Gnu89

I'm really pleased you've found it useful and you may also be interested to learn that a low carb diet can also help with bipolar disorder :)

Gnu89
Gnu892020 November in reply to moreless

Oh wow! How so?

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morelessAdministrator in reply to Gnu89

Here are a few things for you to look at:psychologytoday.com/gb/blog...

dietdoctor.com/low-carb/men...

youtu.be/kUW93OQIngA

Welcome to the forum. I was on the verge of seeking support for binge eating before I joined and thought I might be diagnosable, however I had a feeling that (for me) a diagnosis could make it worse. I've tried to really challenge thoughts and feelings around emotional eating and that's helped so far. I also find the daily diary, weekly weigh-in and fit is fun useful.

Gnu89
Gnu892020 November in reply to Greendream123

I honestly have no clue about being in touch with my emotions. Also diagnosed Bipolar so it's literally chaos! 😂 Was there anything specific that you did? I'd love to be able to learn how to do that

Greendream123
Greendream1231st 7lbs in reply to Gnu89

I could imagine that making it difficult, do you have access to support? I've tried a combination of things and draw on the CBT type techniques I learnt when I was younger (stopping and thinking about why I'm wanting a particular food or why I feel/think a certain way about myself and what I'm eating). I've also allowed the occasional treat, but have built up to it! I'm sure you'll find ways that work for you, it just might take time. 🙂

Gnu89
Gnu892020 November in reply to Greendream123

I was on therapy before lockdown but not much currently. I'm using a lot of stress control techniques and pacing myself which is taking the edge off, I really do need to get my physical health in check, everyone has been amazing here!

Greendream123
Greendream1231st 7lbs in reply to Gnu89

Hopefully things will restart soon enough. Hopefully you'll find the site useful, I find the daily diary a great help 🙂

Royal-Regime
Royal-Regime2020 November

Hi, please don’t worry. Pray for strength against this problem. It’s so important to gain inner strength. I personally pray to God(Allah) for strength when I had this problem. It’s a good way to find your inner strength.

Gnu89
Gnu892020 November in reply to Royal-Regime

Thank you, I've never really had a strong connection to a god but I do believe there is something out there!

lea57-49r
lea57-49r2 stone

Hi,

I’m hypothyroid and would have been a binge eater. It took me a while to turn it around. I found that things improved when I reduced the amount of carbs I was eating and ate more healthy fats. I’ve also reduced the amount of sugar I eat. I used to eat a lot of biscuits and count them into my daily calorie allowance. I’m feeling so much better since I made these changes.

I also ensure that I take my Thyroxine each day because I used to miss days now and again.

I would also do 2 ten minute slots on the treadmill at 5.2 kms per hour one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Clearly, the sort of exercise you choose depends on age and fitness level.

Since I made these changes, I’ve had a more consistent weight loss. Exercise helps to speed up metabolism which can be sluggish when someone is hypothyroid.

The way I’m eating now, leaves me feeling really satisfied and that’s very important to me. I’ve given up diets before because I’ve felt so hungry. I no longer snack between meals and I’m generally feeling much happier. I’m also feeling fitter as the weight comes off.

Best wishes.

Gnu89
Gnu892020 November in reply to lea57-49r

I've been following a guy called James Smith on Instagram and he's always saying how it doesn't matter what you're eating its the fact you're eating less calories. I've been trying that for a while but honestly I just feel like garbage! Thanks for the info, do you take your meds at a certain time each day, I take all my meds in one go at night but there's a fair bit!

lea57-49r
lea57-49r2 stone in reply to Gnu89

I’m feeling much better since I started taking my thyroxine at night time. Talk to the people on the thyroid forum about this. They have a very good knowledge of all of this. It was they who advised me to take my medication at night. Talk to them about the other medications you’re taking at the same time as your Thyroxine because some medications need to be taken separate from your Thyroxine because they can interfere with the working of Thyroxine.

lea57-49r
lea57-49r2 stone in reply to Gnu89

It’s really important that you’re eating nutritious food so the content of what you’re eating really does matter. The right food will keep you full for longer.

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3st 7lbs

Hello, would you like to join us on the Daily Diary and post your menu for tomorrow? Here's the link, hope to see you there! :-) x

healthunlocked.com/weight-l...

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