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Postby valerian moon » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:26 pm

I have a food addiction and i cant stop myself.
I just eat and eat and eat and i hate myself so much and i cant stop no matter how hard i try.
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Re: food addiction

Postby Sakura Blossom » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:52 pm

I'm the same way. I was talking to my psychiatrist about this, this week too. He brought it up as being addicted, because he told me that most everything has gluten (which I'm intolerant to) but it actually stimulates your brain like Morphine does, and makes you want it more and more so you can't stop eating it. It's really hard for me to stop too, and I'll do okay for a few days, then crash back in.
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Re: food addiction

Postby valerian moon » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:57 pm

Sakura Blossom wrote:It's really hard for me to stop too, and I'll do okay for a few days, then crash back in.

usually i just don't care, but i want to be a size 15 again.
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Re: food addiction

Postby Sakura Blossom » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:49 pm

Oh, definitely, I want to be a size 16. ): But most importantly, I want to lose weight for my health because I have pancreatic issues that will get worse if I keep eating the way I do.
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Re: food addiction

Postby valerian moon » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:26 pm

Sakura Blossom wrote:Oh, definitely, I want to be a size 16. ): But most importantly, I want to lose weight for my health because I have pancreatic issues that will get worse if I keep eating the way I do.

yep, same, same. type 1 diabetes. caused by apparently some kind of infection in my youth.
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Re: food addiction

Postby ThePhoenyx » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:51 pm

Sorry for posting on a dead thread (5 months (;), but I've heard that amethyst is very good for dealing with addiction. The name amethyst actually comes from the Greek for 'not drunken' (a means not, methustos means drunken) so yeah.
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Re: food addiction

Postby SnowCat » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:24 pm

I wouldn't say that five months is that long as far as bringing up a thread again. Especially going into the time of year when it's even easier to overeat. I wasn't aware of that property of amethyst. Thank you for bringing it up. Food addiction is an especially tough one to deal with, since we can't just stop eating.

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Re: food addiction

Postby azriel » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:47 pm

This is a trick that someone taught me and it involves you training yourself to only use your non-dominant hand to eat. When you feel an urge to eat snacks or have a large meal, use your non-dominant hand to pour yourself a serving or when you hand-pick some food. Since it is the hand you do not use as much, you will not feel as inclined to constantly reach out for food. It will take time and dedication to remember that, in regards to food, you will use your other hand, but it can help you in the long run.

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Re: food addiction

Postby Nyd » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:35 am

I second the suggestion about Gluten. And there are more addictive foods then that.

I was loading up on certain addictive foods in the past and developed health issues. All I ate was bread, rice, pasta...anything starchy. Other foods where included in small amounts only.

Because of my health issues, I looked into health diets and found the Paleo Diet (I was never heavier than this but sick). It explains how some foods can be addictive. With the diet not only my health issues disappeared, but also my addiction to certain foods diminished once I stopped eating them (Gluten, Sugar, Starch).

It only takes some time of discipline and things will get much easier.

Many people also have great success losing weight on this diet. For many carbs are a reason they gain so much and with those reduced the weight just drops naturally.
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