How I overcame Binge Eating: Ride the Craving Wave

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  • WailingDusk
    WailingDusk Posts: 58 Member
    I also suffered from binge eating disorder as well. Just like any other addiction, it takes so much more than willpower to overcome. When you mentioned eating thousands of calories in one sitting and feeling sick afterward, I felt that. I used to go to McDonalds and order like 6 mcdoubles and 3 large fries and still be hungry after eating it.

    I was not in a good place. Glad you were able to overcome it. The first 3 months were the hardest for me.
  • cherylscott4
    cherylscott4 Posts: 17 Member
    My son is overweight I don't know how to help him. Or if I can help him.
  • peiotter
    peiotter Posts: 25 Member
    Loved your image of riding the wave and all the suggestions of riding it out. I am/was a nighttime snacker until I learned that every time you eat, you stimulate an increase in insulin which is a fat storer. Well that has just about cured me! Thank you for your post.
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 24,438 Member
    peiotter wrote: »
    Loved your image of riding the wave and all the suggestions of riding it out. I am/was a nighttime snacker until I learned that every time you eat, you stimulate an increase in insulin which is a fat storer. Well that has just about cured me! Thank you for your post.

    That's an oversimplified view of insulin functioning. Eating the same total over a day ends up at about the same net fat storage (or burn, depending on calorie balance) regardless of eating timing/frequency, because frequency and magnitude of insulin release is modulated accordingly.