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Are you a binge eater? what foods spur you on?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 28, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I'm a huge binge eater..my two biggest enemies are sweet potatoes and nuts. I even binge on SAD foods like Ice cream, tortillas, oatmeal, and pizza when it gets really bad. I decided not to buy any nuts and only buy 3 yams (sweet potatoes) per week. So far so good.

(I lived with my parents over the summer so that's how I managed to binge on SAD foods)

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:14 PM

Man, its just honey.

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:12 PM

What? Marriage melon? Melon joke? I got nothin'. By the by, its not, its "cantaloupe". Weird-looking word.

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:50 PM

I beat my nut butter binging by just going to town on 1/2 a jar. Stomach was so sore I never want to eat/look at it again.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on August 29, 2012
at 12:21 PM

Raney, I'm starting to see some of this in myself -- except I don't think I ever have real cravings (I just want to eat) and if I can point to any emotion during which a binge occurs, it's when I'm in a really good mood. Is there something you've found particularly helpful to prevent or stop one of these binges?

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on August 29, 2012
at 08:30 AM

That's really not a binge... good for you, if its the worst you do.

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on August 29, 2012
at 06:48 AM

Kudos for the melon joke! Anyone? Hello?

5ae48230df3b05bb8f210405f75fc8ed

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Ohhhh that sounds so good. Yum.

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on August 28, 2012
at 11:53 PM

if it was crack i would smoke it.

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on August 28, 2012
at 11:51 PM

mint chocolate chip coconut milk ice cream?!?....I would devour that stuff.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on August 29, 2012
at 11:47 AM

I used to, not anymore.

I used to binge on:

  1. everything sweet and creamy: tiramisu, chocolate mousse, chocolate ice-cream... anything chocolate

  2. nuts

  3. lemon pies (my grandma's)

  4. potato salad

  5. meat in aspic

  6. smoked salmon

  7. salami

  8. cheese

  9. liver pate

  10. MEAT, MEAT and more MEAT

What triggers my binges: anything sweet. As soon as I cut off all sweet things, I no longer crave anything but meat and fish.

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5ae48230df3b05bb8f210405f75fc8ed

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:44 AM

Nuts and cantelope (is that how you spell the melon? like local marriage melon?) and berries.

And, though I hate to admit it, potato chips and ice cream on a really terrible day.

9b9b328e50e6fa3afd1ee68495a8bac2

(147)

on August 29, 2012
at 06:48 AM

Kudos for the melon joke! Anyone? Hello?

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

(431)

on August 29, 2012
at 07:12 PM

What? Marriage melon? Melon joke? I got nothin'. By the by, its not, its "cantaloupe". Weird-looking word.

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53ae5256bd5ba7fadcf3755115cbc1d5

on August 28, 2012
at 11:39 PM

I can eat a whole pint of that "So Delicious" Brand Coconut Milk Ice cream. the mint chip flavor is OUT OF THIS WORLD

baked sweet potato fries. but I notice it more before my cycle starts...

our 2 year old and (almost) 10 month old LOOOOOOVE Champange Grapes and freeze dried strawberries.

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

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on August 28, 2012
at 11:51 PM

mint chocolate chip coconut milk ice cream?!?....I would devour that stuff.

53ae5256bd5ba7fadcf3755115cbc1d5

(190)

on August 28, 2012
at 11:53 PM

if it was crack i would smoke it.

5ae48230df3b05bb8f210405f75fc8ed

(153)

on August 29, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Ohhhh that sounds so good. Yum.

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on August 29, 2012
at 02:23 PM

Whenever I cheat I binge on that cheat food such as pies dessert tahini hummus etct, mostly due to feeling like I failed and might as well eat some more.

Other times I just want to eat and binge on fats and protein such as chicken skin, cheese or roll chicken in big slices of cheese dip in salt and eat.

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:33 PM

nuts, nut butters, chocolate, sugar based anything. I have been known to spoon honey out of the jar when I get really desperate... oh the shame. Who has managed to beat their binges? I only ever last so long until I crack again... :-(

Bdc6244bdbd664d2168a8e326018ffbe

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:14 PM

Man, its just honey.

2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:50 PM

I beat my nut butter binging by just going to town on 1/2 a jar. Stomach was so sore I never want to eat/look at it again.

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2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on August 29, 2012
at 12:13 PM

Meat, if thats even possible?

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0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on August 29, 2012
at 08:41 AM

I'm starting to realize that there are physical craving based binges - that may be brought on by eating too many sweet potatoes (or whatever "safe" carb source), or even a misplaced "cheat food" on a day where my body isn't in optimum form, and it just wants moremoremore to compensate for the fact that I didn't sleep enough, I drank too much coffee, I didn't exercise like I usually do; whatever. These can also be brought on simply by the fact of eating too many carbs and then feeling withdrawl symptoms (see below.)

And there are emotional binges - that may be brought on by stress, problems in personal relationships, loneliness, hopelessness about my career situation, whatever the current example may be. These are infinitely more detrimental, as they seek escapism rather than just satisfaction of an urge.

It's usually an episode of a couple of the latter binges that lead to reintroduction of the physical dependency on sugar, that will spark a few of the former style of binges.

There seems to consistently be a turning point, at which, I realize I'm just seeking to binge for the sake of fulfilling the physical need, rather than escaping emotionally. This is the point at which I can regain control, because the physical symptoms seem trite in comparison to the visceral need of an escapist based binge.

I imagine you'd see this dichotomy of motivations in any user of addictive drugs. I've certainly been there myself, for the exact same reasons.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on August 29, 2012
at 12:21 PM

Raney, I'm starting to see some of this in myself -- except I don't think I ever have real cravings (I just want to eat) and if I can point to any emotion during which a binge occurs, it's when I'm in a really good mood. Is there something you've found particularly helpful to prevent or stop one of these binges?

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429e01b74c31847aed3af35ef9973256

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on August 29, 2012
at 08:27 AM

Cashews, salami, pepperoni, sometimes beer.

Basically anything fatty, salty and easy.

If chicken heart or steak was as easy as opening a bag of cashews I probably binge on that too.

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on August 29, 2012
at 03:25 AM

Nut butters, nuts, seeds, and nuts.

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on August 28, 2012
at 10:47 PM

Winter squash, nut butters, bone marrow, Japanese sweet potatoes.

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on August 29, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Nuts and nut butters, fruit to the point where I'm about to swear it off altogether.

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Dbc43080bf9381864f5c6910e1264677

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on August 29, 2012
at 08:29 AM

potatoes or rice noodles with butter, salt and pepper. Oh, and popcorn on a terrible day when I decide to eat a non-safe starchy grain.

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55cacccadb701036d0c796595d37fa9a

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:33 AM

Ground Beef Bone Marrow Chicken Legs Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on August 29, 2012
at 08:30 AM

That's really not a binge... good for you, if its the worst you do.

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