gustavsen22 wrote: »
Create good habits and everything else falls into place. It really is that simple. But you need to figure out what habits are going to work for you, your situation and your goals. Be honest, then make it happen.
Sylphadora wrote: »
I agree with Freda78 that I don't think it can ever be really "cured" but it can be managed. My problem with BED is that I'm not just fighting the urge to binge, I'm fighting food addiction as well and that made it a losing battle. In my case it's not emotional eating or circumstantial bingeing. It's a dependence. The moment I eat a morsel of a triggering food, I crave it like crazy. It really takes over my mind. It's like a brain parasite. I read Brain over Binge too and it didn't help at all. It wasn't as easy as ignoring an urge. "Observing" my urges was enduring mental torture. It really felt like that. I have always been an overeater and really posessive with food but some foods trigger me more than others.
I'm the exact same way. It makes me feel better that there are more people with this issue because once I have one of my trigger foods, I will spend the rest of the day figuring out how to get more... It really is like a parasite... I've also read "Brain over Binge" and while the concept made sense, it didn't work for me in practice. The only thing that has kept the binge urges away is keto, but I've never been able to stik to it for more than a few months and then get so frustrated to see 10 lbs come back in less than a week. I'm currently 50lbs overweight, and I've been tracking on MFP for years, but I haven't been able to stop binging. I feel like I've tried it all: therapy, keto, Beachbody, Atkins, Whole30, several books including The Hunger Fix, Eat Fat Get Thin, The New Health rules + 20 more.
I'm going to keep trying though.
gustavsen22 wrote: »
Because the solution is obvious, but people don't want a solution they want a shortcut or some "silver bullet" and it doesn't exist. There are no shortcuts tricks or gimmicks with lasting results. Zero. The sooner you stop BS'ing yourself about it the sooner you start real changes.
Or don't and stay fat and unhealthy and perpetually dissatisfied with the results from your efforts.
Some people need a 12 step type of program to change behavior, they are very successful when properly executed.
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