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Motivation?! Pcos sugar binge addict/ fell off the wagon! HELP!!

Answered on December 01, 2013
Created November 30, 2013 at 4:23 AM

Please help me! I am seventeen and have PCOS and was mostly paleo for a good year and a half. Dropped at 5'4 from 140lbs to all time low of 108 in summer (too low!) and back to a comfortable 112-114. However, I have always had binge eating issues, which is linked to my insulin resistance and PCOS. It's a complete lack of control.... I feel the cravings and say "just one" and go completely out of body out of control. I can binge on ANYTHING, paleo or SAD. chicken, nuts, hummus, fruit, oatmeal......

The problem has been there but I cut out all sugar and dairy. Cutting out all gluten creates even worse binges, anyone know why? I miss my frankenfood low carb tortillas! The thing is, lately it has gotten BAD. went from nut butter binges with fruit every might to my old favorite oatmeal, to yesterday I gave myself permission to have a slice of pie for the first time in a year. Problem was... I am a sugar addict. And today I had the WORST sugar hangover but I craved it so badly and binged again! Literally ate a whole pie, chocolate pretzels, Reece's PB cups, m&ms, snickers, oatmeal, tortilla chips, apples... Sheesh. You name it, I ate it. All i can think about is carbs and sugar and how i can get alone to eat. It scares me...The binges have been getting more frequent and finally have resorted to SAD foods! I have gone back to 128 lbs and i am so unhappy. Told family but they really can't help, it is up to me. My doctor is less than helpful too, I am so stressed about it! I tell myself every morning to move on but every night I binge again. I have tried more calories, less calories, food tracking... No difference. I just don't understand. The cravings rule my life. Oh, and since I have insulin issues I am meant to eat every 3ish hours so it doesn't whack out, but what if I am not hungry? At this point I never understand when I am hungry or just craving...

My question is, how do you deal with these mind crippling cravings with insulin and PCOS issues? Or get back on the wagon in general? I literally feel so sick I can't go workout even. Such nausea! Do you focus on eating clean the go add workouts later, or all at one? How can I stop bingeing? How do I get my motivation back?! I am unhappy but keep self sabotaging. I just need support. Love you my paleo family! Please help me!

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on November 30, 2013
at 03:21 PM

I think biological needs can exacerbate binging. I've read several reports of people that lost their binge and craving behaviour after changing to a high-carb (fruit, milk) diet.

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on November 30, 2013
at 02:08 PM

Sounds like you got insulin resistant?

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on December 01, 2013
at 12:33 AM

my only concern with high carb is worries that it will skyrocket my cravings and weight... Seems like with pcos they say no fruit? Or very little? It's just so confusing! And I have to have no dairy due to the fact my system really can't handle it. I work out about 3 times a week but nothing like crossfit, I don't know if that may help answer too? Thanks SO much for any input! @Bukowski

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on November 30, 2013
at 02:28 PM

It's not what you're eating, it's how and why you're eating that's the issue. Seek some help for binge eating issues - it's psychological, not physiological.

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on November 30, 2013
at 03:21 PM

I think biological needs can exacerbate binging. I've read several reports of people that lost their binge and craving behaviour after changing to a high-carb (fruit, milk) diet.

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on November 30, 2013
at 02:10 PM

I say there is a reason for your binges and not necessarily your mind or psyche. It can very well be a mechanism of your body to replenish himself with carbohydrates and energy-rich foods. The weight rollercoaster you're doing you should certainly avoid as it will make the cravings even worse.

I would recommend you to switch over to a high-carb non-sad-food diet, and those binges might disappear naturally if you give the body what it wants and needs.

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on November 30, 2013
at 09:15 AM

Well asking for help is a good first step, just try to remember, the only person stopping you is you. If I have even a tiny bit of sugar or gluten after not having it for so long, I have the worst sleeps, I wake up with the sweats and dry horrors and its enough to make me never want to do it again. And what motivates me is this website, I read about other peoples struggles and how well people are doing. Don't punish yourself, tomorrow is always another day, you just need to dust yourself off and start again.

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on November 30, 2013
at 02:08 PM

Sounds like you got insulin resistant?

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