Eating too much

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Don’t you hate it when you momentarily lose all control and pig out like a death row inmate on his last meal? I need to exhibit more self control during those “all you can eat” moments, because I am so uncomfortable right now.

This must be how it feels to be a 10 ton elephant trying to sit comfortably in an oh-so-NOT-ergonomic chair. I hear elephants complain about that all the time.

I know you want to hear all about my troubles, but I just needed to vent.

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  1. Avatar for jessica
    jessica May 10th, 2005

    im a 21 year old female and i have a eating problem, all i wanna do is eat and i dont know why. every five mins. i get up and go into the kitchen to get food, i wanna loss the weight but i cant.

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    amber June 12th, 2005

    im in my health class at the moment studying to lose weight safley. im really really fat myself and just ate a packet of malteasers and now im on to the skiddles. i hope your article helps me.

    thankyou

    amber

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    Megan April 5th, 2006

    Ahh, ok, here's the deal. I consider myself to eat a lot. I really do. But the thing is I can, because I exercise every day except Sunday. If you do extremely strenuous and exhausting exercise all the time, you can eat! Also, building muscle helps because muscles "eat" the calories.

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    Katie June 3rd, 2006

    I don't think mine is so much that I can't stop eating, I probably could.. it's the chewing that does me in... all the time I have to be chewing something.. and that's where my addiction comes in, so to speak. How do you stop it?!?

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    aimee August 7th, 2006

    I too can relate to the comments above. When at home I eat all the time (feels like it). Though I don't think I'm fat, because I am short you notice it when I put weight on. I exercise 3 times a week (more often if I can), and eat mostly healthy food.
    I use to think that it was my need for chewing, and maybe it is. I'm a bit of a figget and eating stops this. What do we consider eating too much?

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    Sriram August 16th, 2006

    Eating too much becomes a hobby to me. Long time back I ordered and ate two unlimited meals for lunch in a hotel, but the barrer was little embarrased, that he was not willing to serve me after that. But these incidents doesn't bothered me at all, I don't know why?.
    - Sriram

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    Rasi Sultan August 16th, 2006

    The reason why the above matter never bothered you is, i was sitting next to you and eating more than half of the meal from your plate.

  8. Avatar for jenny
    jenny September 2nd, 2006

    I cannot seem to stop eating.I eat all the time especially when i am bored. There was never a weight problem with this until recently since I have gained 10lbs in six months and I now work out regularly and I keep gaining but I can't stop eating!!! any tips on how to curb this

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    cynthia September 10th, 2006

    please help me all my life I been fat I'm 31 years old I have been burn on my legs plus it looks like I have a extra but I can't were some things now tell me this what in the world to do about. But I have a daughter who eats all the time I don't want her to be miserbly like me and lonley and men only use her for sex
    I really don't know what the word love been that ahame I have a daughter also a son still learn how to love

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  11. Avatar for Mike
    Mike December 31st, 2006

    I think I have an eating disorder. The problem is I can go most of the day w/o eating like having a small breakfast before work or school but at night I tend to eat a lot. I'm sometimes eating to the point where I am sick and I can't stop. This happened to me on Christmas. I'm not overweight, in fact my family says I am really thin even though I think I'm about average. I just hate eating like this though.

  12. Avatar for lene
    lene March 6th, 2007

    in the past year i have gained 35 pounds. i just can't stop eating for some reason. i think it's because i'm really depressed and turn to food for comfort. i try to diet, but i never put the effort into it.

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    Gee March 6th, 2007

    OK well i was always a think girl, then last year i began a regular diet. Just eating regular meals, then i went to only sandwiches and Special K cereal. Well i lost alot of weight TOO fast!! alot!! like 60lbs in a month! well i continued to lose when i reentered school even though I tried to add more food. Well I had become aneroxic without knowing. My parents got me out of it, but after that i became now a massive eater!! i eat so much! and ive gained already but i want to stop!! but i cant stop eating!!! i cant even get it out of my mind, i play soccer and exercise at home but still too much food it doesnt balance out so i gain!! I dont know what to do!

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    Brenda March 6th, 2007

    K i am 18 years old. I play sports, workout almost everyday! i love activities. The thing is I was always a thick girl. Everyone said i had a nice body but I just wasnt confirmed so i dieted. I became aneroxic without knowing. Until i realized how sick ive gotten and thin and weak!!! I was frightened! I lost about 60lbs in less than 2months and was still goin down! I started to eat more! but now i have become a binge eater!!! I eat whatever i can!! anything!! I eat more than my dad and brother COMBINED!! its so bad!! ive already gain like 20 lbs and i dont like it!!! i want to stop!! I dont know what to do!! I need to control but i cant when its on my mind 24/7!!

  15. Avatar for Katrina
    Katrina March 16th, 2007

    Hey Everyone....I have been reading these post and I just want to say a couple of things. I too am overweight but I am SO tired of putting that Label on myself...This weight does not define who I am....God does and he made us to be in his image...now There is a scripture that says " As a man thinks, so is he" Doesn't that tell you something. This is all mental... It really is that simple...Lets all start being more positive and believe and visioning that the weight is off...and I believe that it will come off....we will still have to work at it but if we are positive then the cravings the temptations the worries and struggles that we deal will be easier to handle because our attitudes have been transformed..God says to speak those things that are not as though they are!! Start saying good things about your body...me personally I look great naked!!! lol I already feel better...God's word says be transformed by the renewing of your MIND!! SO That means start being positive and thinking a different way...Blessing to all and We will lose weight and be free from the bondage of being overweight and what this society says is beautiful in Jesus name amen <><

  16. Avatar for abby
    abby March 23rd, 2007

    there is such a thing as food addiction, well addiction period.
    women tend to have this problem,not only because we were designed to consume more food to maintain a higher body fat than men for reproduction but also because our culture in the west teraches women to suppress feelings especially those of anger. Ever heard a mother say to daughter "It's not lady like to be angry" or "God don't like ugly" whenver a female expresses anger. meanwhile men are praised for expressing they're aggression. So a lot of us including myself shove the emotions down our throats with food so that we don't offend anyone. now isn't that *(&! up.

  17. Avatar for Charlie Kerr
    Charlie Kerr April 3rd, 2007

    I allways wanna eat or snack in beetween meals i don't know why i just wanna im not over weight Im 13 but i just feel soo fat and like my hips are getting fat i hate it ahhrr there must be another way ahhrrr.....
    xxxx

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    adam April 12th, 2007

    Katrina is crazy you may imagine ur thin ur still fat

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    Anon April 19th, 2007

    Adam, I don't know who you are and I am not one to judge people, but if you don't have something nice to say, please don't say anything at all, especially on site like this where people are seeking support and positive adivce. Thank you and may you find a more rewarding path in life.

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    food April 30th, 2007

    have you seen hannah lately , she's put on some pounds, does anyone recognise this media saying even when it only represents a star getting her cheeks back. this idealisation of being fat or skinny is only because of the media. i mean please, they say models are to skinny, and then when a model puts on some weight they call her fat. would someone please explain this to me. i admit i have a problem, i want to eat all the time bt i excercise. but i wonder, whats gunna happen the day I break a leg, how will i keep the weight off. as far as i see it, we have to choose between excercise, anorexia or bulimia if we want to loose weight without spending thousands of dollars on surgery, and looking at the choices, i am not liking the options.

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    me May 16th, 2007

    u all have problems i don't

  22. Avatar for Alice
    Alice May 30th, 2007

    A good way to solve your problem of excess weight is to stop over eating.
    When you feel like venturing into the kitchen to find food, quickly take off your clothes (or lift up top if your very lazy) and look at your body in the mirror. The sight should instantly get rid of the urge for food.

  23. Avatar for John
    John June 10th, 2007

    The idea is to wrap your head around the thought of losing weight...start off by keeping a diary of everything you eat (RDI is 2000 calories per day - 420Kjl = 100 cal) and all the exercises in each day that you do (I did this for 2months and now have ALOT of Will Power/Determination to go alone without diary)
    Your goal in beginning should be to do at least 1hr exercise most days of the week (say 4,5) and the exercises you choose can be anything. I myself chose 45mins of dumbbell workouts and 25mins run everyday.
    I went from 110kg to 69kg (BMI of 20.6) in 6months of this :) bloody happy with myself I can tell you this much.
    Now days (basically to stay fit) I just do Dumbbell Workouts every Mon,Wed,Fri and run 3.5km in 18mins every Tue,Thur. I give myself weekends as rest, my treat for hard work.

    I'm a pretty independent person...we have a tendency to be quite strong in the mind...I'm sure the rest of you can do it...contact me on my myspace if you'd like me to give you support, I know it can be hard but once you set your mind you can do ANYTHING.

    P.S love how people are shocked when they see me how I've changed...certainly showed them ;)

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    Charlie July 2nd, 2007

    im 17... and i think ive got a problem. ive never posted anything up like this before, admitting that i think i have a prolem. it feels like those people at AA meeting, but instead, im saying 'Hi im Charlie and i eat too much". (A girl Charlie btw.)
    right, i just graduated high school, but i found that i was gaining weight right before i finished school, right when i was studying for my exams. cuz we were given free time in those weeks, we could study at home and study, we didn have to be in school, and i think that kind of triggered this problem. i stayed home too much and i guess i had nothing else to do so i ate. and that kinda made me eat more, its wierd cuz ive never been like this before, sure i always was the kinda chubby kid between all my friends, but im not overweight, i just have a few extra pounds im not comfortable with. its quite misrable cuz all my friends and skinny and have these small bodies but im tall and kinda bigger.
    i think that breaking up with my boyfriend of almost 2 years kinda got me down, after him i kinda was seeing other people but they just made me more down and depressed cuz it felt like they could never be like my x. we broke up cuz of distance though so yea..
    aah, i dont know, im starting to do more exercise, i jump rope and use barbells. but thats about it, i cant go for walks that often, i can only do them at the beach cuz i dont live anywhere with parks, etc. to run in.
    also, i want to sign up for some activities like for instance kick boxing or something but im too shy cuz ill be the only chubby one between everyone and that doesnt feel too good.
    i guess im just writing this to let my feelings out i guess. i must seem very useless. i kinda feel useless.
    but anyways, just wanted someone to listen. if you did, then thank you.
    C

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    bec July 8th, 2007

    I have an eating problem too. I thought because its winter that i was only eating more because it was cold but i eat all day! and even tho im not hungry i still keep eating, i brought some fruit but i dont feel like eating it.. im craving junk food. I use to go to the gym 4 days a week now i dont want to do any exercise coz i have no energy. im the right weight for my height but i know wat im doing is bad for my body.. i say to myself every morning wen i wake up that im going to eat healthy and exercise, by lunch time thats gone down the drain.. i think its a bad habbit ive fallen into and i need to get myself out of. its just hard and i dont have the will power.

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    Myax August 1st, 2007

    I am 14, almost 15. I daily think about starving myself into losing weight, because I am really overweight. Even now I'm trying to resist eating, even though I'm starving because I've only had one meal today. I know I'll give in. I always do. And then I'll overeat.
    I gained about 40lbs in one year when I was 11. My mom is worried about me, and I'm worried, too. I don't want to end up having to get a surgery like someone else I know just to lose weight. I try to diet, but I never have the willpower to resist the cookies and bread that lie in the kitchen. It's like they're calling to me and I can't resist it.
    I keep saying I'll do it later. I'll diet later. But these happen to be the hardest years of my life, so isn't this the ideal time? But I still can't do it. The most I've ever lost was 10lbs, and that was because I was stuck in the hospital for two weeks (appendicitis).
    I need help. Should I talk to my doctor?

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    trina August 18th, 2007

    I have been over weight all my life. I had a weight loss surgery and lost 130 pounds. I was finally able to buy clothing anywhere. It's been seven years now and I have gained back 45 pounds. My weight is coming back fast because all I want to do is eat. I never stopped eating. I'm so depressed. I already take medication for depression but it doesn't help. I can't stop eating. Food is the only thing I find comfort in. I have no friends because I don't want to be around people and I have bad mood swings. Food is my friend.

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    Vintage August 22nd, 2007

    I find that I never eat enough. I'm 14 and need all the food I can get because I am developing but food never seems that 'attractive'.
    One of the reasons I don't eat enough food is because I cannot smell. Is anyone going through the same situation?

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    Full September 10th, 2007

    Any ideas for keeping your mind off food? I can go an entire day with out real food if I want to. Then at night I want to eat everything in my grasp. I've tried to balance and eat more through out the day but nothing seems to crave my need for too much food at night. I'm not over weight at all but I've started to think about food more and more often and I've started to stack on pounds for the first time in my life. What to do!?

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    meh September 14th, 2007

    Meh, I hate all this stupid diet stuff. I wanted to lose weight, so I started restricting calories like CRAZY. Eventually, without me really knowing it, I became anorexic. I would look at the food my family was eating, and I would just wanna puke (even though it was all really healthy). I actually feared bread. I didn't wanna touch it let alone eat it.
    Well, I realized how screwed up I was, so I worked really hard to get better. I did. But now it's like I can't stop eating! I eat, although I know I'm eating zillions of calories. And in the end, I just get depressed. Egh. I gained everything I lost, plus some.

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    Debbie October 14th, 2007

    I've recently broke up with my boyfriend and have been eating like crazy, I've gained more than 5 kilos in a month and now feel sluggish. I'm happy I've broken up with him, but I'm not so happy about my weight gain.

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    C October 25th, 2007

    Im nearly 21 years old, 9 and a half stone and a size 10-12!
    you're probably thinking what she gotta worry about, but thats my problem - i look in the mirror and think on a whole i look okay so why bother trying to exercise and be healthy, although i know i should, ill admit i do NO exercise and eat A WHOLE LOT of junk food without bothering
    Today i worked out i have had MORE THAN HALF my r.d.a (1130 cals)on PURE junk food (that i did not even enjoy) along with 3 healthy meals- i feel like i cant control what i am eating. I have no will power and as a result i feel tired, grumpy and light headed!! I want to help myself but i find the internet is useless - i know what it will tell me: exercise more, eat more fruit, dont buy any junk food and keep a diary etc... but if it were that easy there would not be a problem.. I have decided to air my problem online - its as close as i will prob come to admitting to anyone how much i can eat in a day & until it eventually shows on me i prob think i wont be bothered doing anything about it, but i dont want it to become too late
    Thanks for listening, sorry for the crap i talk. Take Care X

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    Becky November 24th, 2007

    I am 36 years old. When I was 28, I weighed 398 pounds, luckily I am 5 feet 11 inches tall. I ate for comfort -- I ate when I was stressed, happy, sad, down, depressed, celebrating -- you name it I ate it! Well, at that time, I also had an 8 year old daughter. I had a fork in the road of CHOOSING to live or die -- notice I had a choice to make.
    I now weigh 175 pounds and am in a size 8-10. I used to wear 26/28 pants from Lane Bryant and 30/32 blouses. I did it on my own by watching my fat grams and ate only tuna, chicke, veges, fruit and salads. No high calorie dressing, no sweets, etc. It took me about 1 year to lose it all and I do not have issues with a lot of loose skin because I did basic exercises toward the end of the weight loss. You CAN transform your body by eating better -- the hardest part is truly STARTING. Once you begin and you see weight dropping off and sizes going down (and believe me, the more you have to lose, the faster it comes off initially) you will not want to go back to binge eating and you will find other activities you will do to take the place of the long walk to the fridge. Pray about it and just do it! It can happen.