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8/17/10 8:56 P

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Welcome!

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Don't get discouraged. Look at today only. We can't change yesterday.

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8/17/10 8:27 A

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Everyone is different. There is no one reason why a person is an EE

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There are two options regarding committment - your either IN or your OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

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A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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8/17/10 7:43 A

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8/17/10 1:30 A

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Hi and welcome.

Great advice here.
Be aptient with your husband. It sounds like he is a binge eater. this is an eating disorder classified with Bulimia and anorexia. He may need professional counselling if he can't come to grips with the problem.



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CASEY-DIANE's Photo CASEY-DIANE Posts: 6,707
8/16/10 11:53 P

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My triggers are:

Loneliness
Boredom
Tired
Stress

If I do something in relation to what I am feeling (go to bed when tired, find a friend to visit when lonely, busy myself with something I enjoy when bored or vent when stressed) I can easily avoid food...it is when I am not recognizing those are my current issues that I go for food and depending on my mood at the time I will either evaluate the situation/feeling/emotion or I won't care and I will just dive in to the first "bad" thing I can find.

I am working on figuring out what I am feeling more often so that I can get healthier and lighter at the same time!

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Stay Committed not just Interested.

Do It Anyway! (when I don't feel like making the effort)


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8/16/10 11:51 P

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That sounds like a full-blown binge! When that has happened to me in the past, it usually took a pretty major unpleasant event to trigger something of that magnitude. I understand eating when you are bored, but that sounds like an attempt to numb himself with food. Often times EEs just want to feel numb, just like drug addicts.
We get a high off food, and we need to consume more and more just to feel the same way. I have never done drugs, but I have heard that people who binge on food exhibit the same brain activity of drug addicts looking for a fix.

Give up everything you love, and everything that tastes good = weight loss! Simple as that!

"Eating what stands on one leg (mushrooms and plant foods) is better than eating what stands on two legs (fowl), which is better than eating what stands on four legs (cows, pigs, and other mammals)"....... Chinese proverb
"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."



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PISHKA4ME's Photo PISHKA4ME Posts: 90
8/16/10 11:41 P

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Hi guys and thanks for the welcome. Umm I do know that when he's bored he will eat. If he is hungry he will eat almost anything he can get his hands on that IS NOT real food. For example I was coming home from a wedding on day and I called to see if he wanted me to pick him up something. He said I'm starving!!! Well, he had eaten all of the snack foods I had bought that weekend for his work lunches the following week, ie: chips, cookies, sodas, Monsters.... He could have opened a can of refried beans and made burritos...but he doesn't like to "make" meals. He would rather I make them because he will eat everything in the house while he is preparing it, lol. I also know when he is stressed he will turn to food for comfort. Also when he is depressed he will eat and sleep, eat and sleep....

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Hi PISHKA4ME,

I have been an EE all my life! I have always turned to food to cope with stress, anxiety and negative feelings. I personally did not experience any kind of abuse or trauma as a child, but a lot of people have who are EEs. I was just never given the tools to cope with life, therefore I turned to food as the most primitive form of comfort.
For me EE or binge eating starts out with a stress trigger. It can be something small that just sets me off, or other days when I'm feeling strong it would have to be something much more serious. In my head I feel frenzied, and I just want to feel calm again. And NOTHING soothes me like a piece of chocolate, and I used to never stop at 1, it was an entire bag! Now I have learned to reign my binges in, but I still use food to cope in serious anxiety-ridden situations. You need to know your husband's stress triggers, and you might be able to see what sets him off. I know men though, and they are not too forthcoming with their emotions. I hope that sheds some light on what he might be thinking/feeling when he turns to food.

Give up everything you love, and everything that tastes good = weight loss! Simple as that!

"Eating what stands on one leg (mushrooms and plant foods) is better than eating what stands on two legs (fowl), which is better than eating what stands on four legs (cows, pigs, and other mammals)"....... Chinese proverb
"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."



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8/16/10 11:17 P

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emoticon to the Emotional Eaters Team. Spark People is a really good place to be and learn from articles to post of team members and yourself. Keep logging in, tracking nutrition and fitness, setting goals and reading.

Look at this as a life style change, and what you will learn will help you live a healthier life and enjoy activities.

Good Luck. God Bless.
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PISHKA4ME's Photo PISHKA4ME Posts: 90
8/16/10 11:10 P

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Hi everyone! I joined EE because my husband is an ee BIGTIME!! Although I am on spark, he has not decided to lose weight....he's given up. Anyway I want to understand what ee people go through and is there any mental decisions being made when you eat. I want to understand what my hubby goes through.
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