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binge eating, help

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Im getting burned out on my workouts, i keep getting sick, and i keep binge eating, what should i do?

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on October 09, 2012
at 12:33 PM

Tried that, wont work

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on October 09, 2012
at 04:46 AM

Low carb+ketosis

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on October 09, 2012
at 03:50 AM

Deload training?

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on October 10, 2012
at 05:17 PM

As a card-carrying, 40+ year binge eater, I understand what you're facing. I don't know about you, but part of my problem is extreme pendulum swings.

If I exercise at all, I tend to do more and more until I break down. When I try to lose weight, I tend to become too obsessed with "perfect" eating until I finally explode into a binge.

My best suggestion for you is the one I'm currently giving myself--try to walk on a sidewalk rather than a fine line. The line becomes the edge of a cliff with a strong wind trying to blow you over the edge. The sidewalk gives you room to enjoy the scenery and enjoy your walk.

For a while, try to vary your exercise routine for maximum enjoyment and serenity. Don't try to be "pure paleo" but try to find a healthy overall mix of foods that you can relax and enjoy. If you really want a reasonable treat or sweet beverage after your healthy meal, who cares?

The more you can relax and enjoy, the better you'll do long term. For binge eaters, too much reliance on willpower is high-risk behavior. It doesn't have to be all or nothing.

I'm lucky in that I truly like beef, salads, veggies and fruit. But if I don't allow myself any leeway, and let myself become afraid of having a treat, it's only a matter of time until I go on a junk food binge.

I hope you can find a happy medium that works long term.

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on October 09, 2012
at 03:37 AM

Stop working out so much, it's causing you stress. Normalize your eating by cooking delicious Paleo meals. Enjoy life, then you may start working out again.

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on October 10, 2012
at 01:45 PM

After reviewing your previous questions, I see that you are a fan of every other day fasts, calorie cycling and IF. You also do Insanity workouts 2x per day and very long workouts. It looks to me that there is your problem. You are setting yourself up for a never ending cycle of binging and purging.

Try eatng 3 meals a day and cutting your training volume down by about 75%.

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on October 10, 2012
at 12:25 PM

I think mentally you are not ready for workout. First prepare yourself mentally to get rid of binge eating.

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on October 10, 2012
at 04:08 PM

Eat more exercise less. Unless it is an issue of mental health (which it doesn't sound like at all) You're just not giving your body enough energy, or enough fuel and nutrients for the recovery required.

Chill your bones and enjoy working out less often, do important things like sitting down :)

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on October 10, 2012
at 01:23 PM

What does your current training regime look like? Are you eating enough during the day/before training to support this? Are you eating adequate carbs for the intensity of which you are training and adequate recovery?

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on October 09, 2012
at 03:42 AM

You workout too much and you are burnt out. Take a break from training. You keep getting sick, you are over training. You keep binge eating because your dietary needs aren't being met in your current nutritional strategy so make a clearly defined athletic or weight loss goal and get their by hacking your sources of fuel. What should you do? Make a huge pot of chicken soup and throw some racy white potatoes in it or eat at the most expensive Italian restaurant you can afford and order whatever you want off of the menu but ONLY eat the crust on the bread, its ok. You need variety. Obviously your muscles have figured out what to expect and are bored with you so are sitting around all, meh, I don't think so.

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on October 09, 2012
at 03:50 AM

Deload training?

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on October 10, 2012
at 06:45 PM

These are all probably related to each other, but you can address them individually.

"Im getting burned out on my workouts."

Focus less on "workouts" and more on just being active. Go for walks, play games, learn to skateboard, etc. Things that are fun.

"I keep getting sick."

Try to avoid stress. Get plenty of sleep. Make sure you're up on your Vit D and Omega 3. Take a break from alcohol/smoking/insert common vice for a week or two. Eat as clean as possible without being overly anal.

"I keep binge eating."

Don't buy binge-inducing foods. For me this is coconut flakes and dark chocolate. If there's dark chocolate in my presence it won't last more than 2 hours. I can eat a lb of coconut flakes like a bag of microwave popcorn. I don't buy them anymore, and I focus instead on eating large filling meals (plenty of meat and veg) and mixing in some occasional fruit and sweet potatoes. Ketosis makes me want to binge, so I stay in the 50-100g carb range and this makes me feel more level and even-keeled.

"What should I do?"

Take all the advice offered by all the posters and try it all! See what works for you. There is no one answer.

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on October 10, 2012
at 06:32 PM

What works for me is taking naps. Often, becoming over-trained (or under-recovered) causes me to become obsessed with doing more and making matters worse. Taking a nap occasionally will make me realize how exhausted I really am, and, for me at least, results in much faster recovery.

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