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10/2/19 10:52 A

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Usely when I skip a meal



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6/23/19 7:30 P

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Ask yourself, why do I want to binge?

Will a binge solve my problems? Or make them worse?

Write in your journal. Take a walk

No one is perfect. Even if they think they are.


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6/22/19 9:51 A

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Curb the binge urge by drinking coffee or tea



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6/21/19 3:29 P

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It's good that you are reaching out. When I'm feeling this way I go for a walk. It clears my head and I feel better. You got this!!

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6/21/19 10:04 A

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No chocolate in the house or I will eat it all.



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6/20/19 7:31 P

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Eating more small meals each day



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2/19/19 12:19 A

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You've gotten some very good advicthis.

I just wanted to say. Hang in there. You can get through this.

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2/18/19 11:19 P



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Hi Cynthia - it's great that you have reached out.

@URBANREDNEK has given you some very good advice including joining the Dealing with Depression Team, which is a very large (over one million members) and active team.

Below are some links to articles which you may find helpful re binge and emotional eating:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1703


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti
cles.asp?id=1396


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cles.asp?id=693


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti
cles.asp?id=55


Are you receiving any active treatment for your Depression? If not, it would pay to talk with your Dr about what is going on, and ask for a referral to a Therapist who specializes in treating those with eating issues. If you aren't on any medication it might be time to consider it, but if you are already on meds, then perhaps your Dr needs to review them because sometimes they can stop working effectively, over time.

Remember, we are here for you, so keep in touch. That is the only way you will continue to receive ongoing support from SP members.

Good luck and take care
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2/18/19 2:14 P

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Kudos on already taking the first step away from the binge - you have broken the routine response by coming here and posting: well done!

As the next step - how about doing an activity that totally distracts you from yourself, the stressors, and what your mood is like? Pick something that requires your dedicated focus, such as a fast-paced video game, or a skilled sport (tennis, badminton, raquetball --- even getting out and playing darts or billiards or hitting the shooting range), or spend an hour entering a chapter or two from a book in to a note program (the reading / typing / checking might be distracting enough).

Once you've grounded yourself with the distraction, if you didn't choose a sport, then head out for a round of strenuous physical activity (running, brisk walking, heavy lifting) with some upbeat music --- and then spend a cool-down period doing some indulgent self-care (slow shower, self-massage, favourite beauty routine).

At this point you will hopefully be out of the "cycle", and will be able to plan out your nutrition for the next few days --- with the choices all stuff that you really love, that are nutrient-rich, and that you know you find physically satisfying. You can also reach out for support from your family and medical team, and start listing options that you know will help you to make positive choices when the hard times hit next.

Be gentle with yourself - be proud of your strength in recognizing what is going on and in taking steps to change it. You are truly doing the best you can to take care of yourself, and the backsteps and challenges along the way are not the end - just a temporary learning experience. Hang in there, and remember that YOU ARE ENOUGH.

Oh - and reach out to @SLIMMERKIWI and the depression team that she is a leader of. She may not be around til later (New Zealand time zone), but she can give you some great advice and experience.

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2/18/19 1:30 P

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Hi.

I've had a terrible week of eating which has triggered my binge eating disorder. Today I feel very discouraged and it's all I can do not to snack and stuff my face. My urge to binge is very strong. I am going through a bout of depression which is also contributing.

Any help is appreciated!
Thanks


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