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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Cheese, crisps, biscuits..... Oh yes, I'm there too....
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    Knight of Spamswotting by Highest order of Chufty Badges Jarre's Avatar
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    I have to keep myself busy to not want to binge hence why I don't eat crap when I am at work but when I am home, pain sets in, I try to block things by playing some computer games and find if I concentrate on them I tend to not eat junk but if i am to tired and in to much pain to play them then i tend to binge. I am lucky I have been T-total for 12 years now otherwise that chocolate could have easily turned to alcohol.


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    Ill get a tub for ylu dolly next time im out shopping.
    Thanks Purplefan, I have been favouring Smokey Bacon but I feel I need to revisit my previous favourite of Texas BBQ

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Those are my middle one's favourite... I also love the paprika ones...
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    I have cut out biscuits and gone over to diet or sugar free pop mainly because I'm hovering on the verge of becoming diabetic, though I do love my puddings especially with custard.
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    Comfort eating, yep me too. I finally seem to be on the right track to address this issue.

    I recently realised that there was a strong element of self punishment driving it as well as the comfort eating bit. I've managed to address that and now I still notice myself eating a little extra for comfort or to soothe anxiety but I've switched from punishing myself with vast quantities of fattening stuff (which I don't even like the taste of) to eating healthy foods and I feel better for it.

    The trick was first identifying the emotions, which I did with some advice on here provided by Mitz, and then identifying the thoughts driving the emotions which my therapist helped with. Once I had a clear picture of why I was compulsively eating fatty foods the urge seemed to disappear. The final thing I did was to decide not to calorie count or diet (yet anyway) but to eat as much as I like whenever I feel hungry but only healthy foods. That stops hunger from stepping in and breaking my resolve.

    I may relapse at some point but for the last 5 weeks I've lost an average of 4lbs per week without exercise or going hungry. Still over 20 stone so I have a long way to go but I'm accepting the positive. Just as well I live alone though, all that fibre has turned my stomach into a gas factory

    Hope that helps.

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    i think my comfort eating consists of pasta with a ton of parmesan, i do like my cheese lol

    everything else is healthier, i binge eat nuts occassionally or treat myself to a take out, thats it really

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    I comfort eat and then feel miserable about it after.

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    I alternate between not eating at all and eating absolute junk

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    I do that too. And the weird part is that no matter if its healtier or unhealthy stuff we eat to much is to much. I am always attacking the peanut butter with a spoon at low times.

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