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Binging and coronavirus

cindy9766cindy9766 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
I am starting to have a problem, could not over eat and amost constantly under it for about two yrs after my last holiday something snapped i could keep my food but i slipped few times and over ate now as the situation is the way it is and gyms are closed i am sitting at home went for jog outside and tried to do home workout although it is not the same, sitting at home i ended up slipping more and overeating much more this weekend when i shouldnt have done at all... i am really mad at myself although i might be an wmotional eater.... i am stressed about it now, any remedy for this problem?

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  • yirarayirara Posts: 4,369Member Member Posts: 4,369Member Member
    Try to find regularity, regardless of what you're doing at the moment. Make a day plan and live by it. Don't allow too much time for doing nothing. If you're bored then learn something: a programming language, Chinese, doesn't matter what. Just keep on doing it every day at the same time. The same for eating: eat at roughly the same times. Having a schedule makes dealing with difficult things just easier.
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Posts: 1,211Member Member Posts: 1,211Member Member
    I'm at the same place as OP. And for some strange reason, it's the weekends that are getting to me?? The past 2 weekends, they've been spent stuffing my face mindlessly. :( Then once Monday a.m. comes, I'm back on track. I'm not sure of any ideas but just know you're not alone in this.
    It's also been cold, windy, and now they predicting either rain or snow for the rest of the week. And all I can think of is gardening and green grass. :/ Spring weather would help with the mood, which might help with the over eating. At least getting outside more would help.
    If you've been spending time at the gym, you now have to get creative with your exercise. Did you see the video of the guy who ran a marathon on his balcony? :)
    I think we could all seriously use some positive thinking right now. Take care everyone!
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 21,576Member Member Posts: 21,576Member Member
    I'm stress eating too, and the recent bad weather didn't help. I'm getting ready to go garden for an hour. When I get back I'm going to write to my psychiatrist and ask what's up with my referral to the behaviorist and if it can be done remotely. (My medical care is through the VA.) Actually, maybe I will do that first...
  • lightenup2016lightenup2016 Posts: 998Member, Premium Member Posts: 998Member, Premium Member
    Let me just say, coronavirus pandemic/stay-at-home + PMS is not a good combo! I've eaten a LOT the past several days, and now my period finally started, and my eating is kinda' going down a little...

  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 37,779Member Member Posts: 37,779Member Member
    I typically lose my appetite when I'm stressed, which has been the last couple of weeks. I'm starting to get my appetite back. One thing that's keeping me from snacking is that most of that kind of food is for our kids...we snack on it too, and in normal times it's no biggie, but a lot of that stuff is hard to find right now in the stores so I would kind of feel like an *kitten* eating my kids' snacks and whatnot. We also don't want to be running to the store frequently to replenish the pantry and whatnot...we're trying to keep that to a minimum of once per week so we're doing a bit more rationing than we would in other times.

    I'm exercising and getting in more activity than I normally would going to the office as I am minus my 2 hour commute. We usually do a family walk or bike ride for an hour in the morning and the boys have fresh air/exercise time in the afternoon usually spent on the trampoline while my wife and I take turns getting some afternoon exercise...she usually goes for a run and I've been getting in some good rides.

  • grenteagrentea Posts: 94Member Member Posts: 94Member Member
    I think a lot of people are in the same boat right now. I spent several days without eating all day and then eating everything at 10 pm. Give yourself permission to breathe. We all have to get used to a new normal. Try sticking to a routine.
  • lightenup2016lightenup2016 Posts: 998Member, Premium Member Posts: 998Member, Premium Member
    Thinking about it a bit, I think for me, there's also a sense of "Well, who is going to see me? Who will notice if I gain back a few pounds?" I mean, we can't go anywhere, can't meet up with anyone socially, so it's kind of like, I don't care quite as much. I'm having to remind myself how great I feel when I'm lighter and not overeating. But, some of my motivation before was also some running races I had coming up, which are now canceled.

    All in all, not the biggest problems to have considering all that's going on out there, but it's kind of nice to have this forum here and hear that I'm not the only one struggling with the eating/weight thing!
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Posts: 21,576Member Member Posts: 21,576Member Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    I'm stress eating too, and the recent bad weather didn't help. I'm getting ready to go garden for an hour. When I get back I'm going to write to my psychiatrist and ask what's up with my referral to the behaviorist and if it can be done remotely. (My medical care is through the VA.) Actually, maybe I will do that first...

    In a win for what is essentially socialized medicine, health care through the Veterans Administration, I emailed my psychiatrist yesterday requesting a consult, got a call from Behavioral Health today, and have a tele-health appointment for next Tuesday.
  • Strudders67Strudders67 Posts: 306Member Member Posts: 306Member Member
    OP, what are you over-eating on? If you're eating for the sake of eating, do you have any lower-calorie snacks that you could steer yourself towards instead? Perhaps look at your diary and see what you're eating that could be changed up for something else. Next time you go food shopping, get more things that you can pick at without blowing the calorie budget.

    Or, keep yourself busy, as suggested above, to stop you thinking about food. Or go cold turkey and banish all treats from the house so that you're not tempted.

    Not being able to go to the gym is hard if you're used to doing that. But my gross calorie intake has actually gone down because I don't have cakes, snacks etc at home and, as I'm not in the office, the constant supply of goodies that's usually available isn't there.
  • wsusan162wsusan162 Posts: 51Member Member Posts: 51Member Member
    Please turn off the news (and wash your hands). I finally had to turn off the news because I was getting depressed. It is all coronavirus all the time. Now I go outside and walk (alone), or paint my nails (can't eat with wet fingernails), or read, anything to get my mind off what is happening. I find I eat more if I am down and depressed, so you are not the only emotional eater out there
  • alexmosealexmose Posts: 263Member Member Posts: 263Member Member
    Anybody going to bed at 7pm to stop snacking 😂😂
  • NicoleinVegasNicoleinVegas Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    I actually have the opposite issue. I made sure that I didn't stock up on any snacks. It helps that I have no children at home that would want them. I also am now working from home and have more time to work out (beachbody online programs) and take the dog for long walks. I think in the last 2 weeks I have lost about 4 pounds.
    edited 12:14AM
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