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Yes, taste buds do change over time. Cravings do happen but if I don't have junk to turn to that helps. I also go on binges when I have idol hands so I bring out knitting on occasions. A day at a time CAROL3SAN

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I'm trying to prevent binges by keeping moderately busy. When I am bored, that's when the binges start.


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I'm not sure anyone can promise that you'll never have a craving again but I know that one way to get over cravings is not to give in to them. Simple but not easy. We also need to find quality foods that we enjoy at our meals. (Binge foods are rarely quality foods.) Tastes can change over time. We're on your side!

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I haven't binged in a couple of days, and I am praying that my life can continue in that direction. I also pray that my new determination along with the help of this team my binges and unhealthy cravings will disappear. I am grateful to all of you who are on this journey with me.


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What helps you off the Binge train?

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There are plenty of hypotheses about why people binge. But knowing why we binge and not doing it (or at least decreasing it) don't always go together. I often had a very good idea of why I felt so compelled to eat. I chose to do it anyway just about any time I got an urge.

I wish I could say just do this or that and the struggle is over. That happens for a few people but it isn't typical. What I can say is you can definitely make a BIG dent in the habit, enough to really improve the quality of your life. ! I have faith in you!

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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Sorry to hear you are feeling so miserable. It is usually very hard to know just why we binge; many factors are at play. But over time we can get more insights into what are triggers...

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I binge . I am not sure why. I am miserable. I usually do not purge. My body purged for me last night.

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Glad they helped.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Below is the full list.

"Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up

Are you hydrated? If not, have a glass of water.

Have you eaten in the past three hours? If not, get some food — something with protein, not just simple carbs. Perhaps some nuts or hummus?

Have you showered in the past day? If not, take a shower right now.

If daytime: are you dressed? If not, put on clean clothes that aren’t pajamas. Give yourself permission to wear something special, whether it’s a funny t-shirt or a pretty dress.

If nighttime: are you sleepy and fatigued but resisting going to sleep? Put on pajamas, make yourself cozy in bed with a teddy bear and the sound of falling rain, and close your eyes for fifteen minutes — no electronic screens allowed. If you’re still awake after that, you can get up again; no pressure.

Have you stretched your legs in the past day? If not, do so right now. If you don’t have the spoons for a run or trip to the gym, just walk around the block, then keep walking as long as you please. If the weather’s crap, drive to a big box store (e.g. Target) and go on a brisk walk through the aisles you normally skip.

Have you said something nice to someone in the past day? Do so, whether online or in person. Make it genuine; wait until you see something really wonderful about someone, and tell them about it.

Have you moved your body to music in the past day? If not, do so — jog for the length of an EDM song at your favorite BPM, or just dance around the room for the length of an upbeat song.

Have you cuddled a living being in the past two days? If not, do so. Don’t be afraid to ask for hugs from friends or friends’ pets. Most of them will enjoy the cuddles too; you’re not imposing on them.

Do you feel ineffective? Pause right now and get something small completed, whether it’s responding to an e-mail, loading up the dishwasher, or packing your gym bag for your next trip. Good job!

Do you feel unattractive? Take a goddamn selfie. Your friends will remind you how great you look, and you’ll fight society’s restrictions on what beauty can look like.

Do you feel paralyzed by indecision? Give yourself ten minutes to sit back and figure out a game plan for the day. If a particular decision or problem is still being a roadblock, simply set it aside for now, and pick something else that seems doable. Right now, the important part is to break through that stasis, even if it means doing something trivial.

Have you seen a therapist in the past few days? If not, hang on until your next therapy visit and talk through things then.

Have you been over-exerting yourself lately — physically, emotionally, socially, or intellectually? That can take a toll that lingers for days. Give yourself a break in that area, whether it’s physical rest, taking time alone, or relaxing with some silly entertainment.

Have you changed any of your medications in the past couple of weeks, including skipped doses or a change in generic prescription brand? That may be screwing with your head. Give things a few days, then talk to your doctor if it doesn’t settle down.

Have you waited a week? Sometimes our perception of life is skewed, and we can’t even tell that we’re not thinking clearly, and there’s no obvious external cause. It happens. Keep yourself going for a full week, whatever it takes, and see if you still feel the same way then.

You’ve made it this far, and you will make it through. You are stronger than you think."

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Finding this I think I´ll translate that list to swedish and put it on the fridge


"Trust God and buy broccoli."

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I know this wasn't about eating specifically, but I see how it has been influenced by events/memories in the past, so I will add this. What has sustained me is that no matter what the trigger/stimulus is, the difficult sensations in my body and the propelling thoughts never mean I HAVE to eat. I COULD get rid of the unpleasantness by eating, but I usually try not to let myself decide that in the moment. My body is well-fed overall and has plenty of reserves to draw on. The unpleasantness, which can feel very serious, is temporary. It may come back but for me it is not constant.

Why do I say this? I have to remind myself of this sometimes so that I can take advantage of lists like this. In all honesty, I have rarely found anything else to be as immediately reinforcing as eating in those moments, but the consequences make the other options preferable for sure. Not that I ALWAYS choose them. It's just that eating is not the default anymore. I don't always feel fantastic after I do other activities on the list, but neither do I feel the regret of having eaten for reasons I don't really want to.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 3/26/2018 (10:19)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Thank you for sharing and attributing the original tumblr blog link. It was very helpful to me. I was also able to upload the pdf provided to iBooks for easy reference. Within the original blog is a link to the author’s background for writing it, as well as the surprise at how many people resonated. While I’m an avid water drinker, for example, today I forgot. So, I stopped immediately to remedy that. Please keep sharing as your intuition leads you. You’re right on target. This was the post I hoped to find in SparkPeople today. Binge- or over-eating is an individual and complicated matter, often rooted in early wounding that rougher day’s now can trigger. emoticon

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Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 3/29/2016 (16:44)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Thank you so much for sharing this list!



Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 3/29/2016 (16:44)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Just edited the OP so as to add a summary of the content of the article.

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I get it now! The blog is not specifically for those with eating disorders. It is more for anyone learning to handle intense upset, feeling like they are going to "give up" in general, not give up on an eating plan.

When I asked that you cut and paste it, I thought you had started blogging on one of those outside sites, and I was hoping you'd offer a way to read your thoughts without having to sign up or use a personal social media site that would then have access to all sorts of data. I see now that that was incorrect. Spark asks that we not quote long excerpts, so I'll just leave things as they are and members can decide to access it or not. (I have a Facebook site as oolala that I sometimes use for such purposes.)
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Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 3/29/2016 (16:47)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Please realize that the blog was written to help people who struggle with feeling hopeless and not for an audience of binge eaters.
I think that it's a good idea (in general) to eat a normal portion of wholesome food if you're upset and probably hungry. That's as complicated as I'd make it!

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I don't feel like posting it in my blog but feel free to copy and paste it in your own!

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Great idea to post this, White, ( though I am in disagreement over eating just because it has been three hours since eating. The longer time goes on, the more important longer meal gaps have become for me, and I'm finding there are very good health reasons, too. But it's a judgment call for each.) I might add as a question: Has it been three hours since I ate a good meal? Then my body is perfectly capable of drawing glycogen out of storage to feed me, and fat if it's used up its other stores. What is something pleasurable or productive I can do until the next appropriate time to introduce food from the outside?

I also want to support people to know that they can hang on and resist urges even if it feels way to hard to follow up on many other steps. Because the ending is the truth: You are stronger than you think, especially if you are feeding yourself smartly and keeping the motivation of living with food in its place front and center. You will get better and better at combatting the irrational thoughts and urges that make us want to eat.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 3/27/2016 (22:24)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Any chance you could cut and paste this to a Spark blog? If not, no worries.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Umm, didn't realize that the article may not be accessed unless one subscribes. Sorry about that if it's so.

The article offers 16 things one can do when feeling terrible.

I'll sum them up in my own words:

* Drink water if dehydrated.
* Make sure your stomach is not empty, if you eat, add in protein like nuts or hummus.
* Take a shower if it's been more than one day since you had one.
* Get dressed if it's day and get into your pajamas if it is past your bedtime.
* If nighttime: get in bed with a teddy bear and close your eyes for 15 minutes, shut off all electronics. If you don't fall asleep you can get back up if you want.
* Take a walk, stretch your legs.
* Say something nice to someone, online or in person.
* move your body on music.
* cuddle someone: human or pet.
* complete a task, however small if you feel ineffective.
* take a selfie if you feel unattractive and let friends remind you how nice you look.
* If paralyzed by indecision take 10 minutes to make a game plan for the day. If needed just set the problem aside and pick something else that seems doabe.
* see your therapist or make an appointment.
* take measures to counter the effects of over-exerting yourself if you've been asking too much of yourself. Time alone, something relaxing.
* if you've changed medications, realize that this may be messing with your head. Wait for a few days, then talk to your doctor if you don't feel better.
* Wait for a week, sometimes we don't even realize we're not thinking clearly. Just keep going for one week and then see how you feel.

PS just found a link to the original article:
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Sorry, can't find the name of the author. Or I'd post it.

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