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    Re: Can a binge eater lose weight?

    Losing weight is, annoyingly, very hard.

    I have strugled with it a lot myself.

    The thing that helped me, surprisingly, was a book that had nothing to do with weight loss; 'The Artists's Way', by Julia Cameron. I didn't initially start off doing the tasks in the book to lose weight; I was just trying to improve my art.

    The tasks don't just help with creative endevors though; they help you to look at yourself in totality and the goals you have and the person you want to be. It helps you change yourself into that new person.

    She even says at some point in the book that its like letting your old self die, grieving for that old self, then being reborn as your new self. If you can't afford therapy, this might be a good alternative, as it is a kind of therapy book that helps you help yourself.

    I'm not a docotor or anything and perhaps it would be best to consult with a medical professional or what have you; I just wanted to share what worked for me.

    Good luck

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    Re: Can a binge eater lose weight?

    I struggled with disordered eating for a long time. I'm too anti authoritarian to work well with most therapists, even when I can afford to, and didn't like group(it felt like we were all just picking up new tricks from each other).

    The thing that worked for me was to finally work up my courage and talk to a doctor. I got a full work up, and was diagnosed with PCOS, including insulin resistance. I admitted that I struggled with anxiety and depression, and couldn't motivate myself to exercise no matter how hard I tried. I was put on medications--for the anxiety, the depression, and the insulin issues--and it changed my life.

    There is a lot of stigma when it comes to medication. For some people, though, it really is the best option, and there should be no shame in that.

    With my insulin working properly, I stopped binge eating and no longer felt a need to purge. It started to feel right to eat multiple small meals and follow the diabetic diet. Since then I have lost over 100 lbs.

    I don't know if it would help you the same way, but it's worth a shot. Start with a doctor, and go from there.

    I would also suggest a book called Eating By The Light Of The Moon

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    Re: Can a binge eater lose weight?

    Seek professional help, it sounds like you might have BED or something like that and then the weight itself isn't the actual problem.

    Besides, counting calories and restrictive eating is a recipe for disaster for anyone.

    I've been in treatment for ED myself and I met a few people who suffered from it.
    But, I'm not a doctor so don't take my thoughts on this as the truth, you just remind me of those I've met and if it is the case - you shouldn't be suffering longer than necessary.

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    Re: Can a binge eater lose weight?

    I lost lots of weight in 06/07 by walking. Not marathons, just a half mile here, a mile there, about 5 days a week. Now that I cannot do that anymore the weight is creeping back and I'm not happy.

    Back in high school I kept food diaries, counted calories, etc. I was thin but didn't think I was!

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    Re: Can a binge eater lose weight?

    I agree with others that, if at all possible, you should seek medical help with this.

    That being said, I think that you should take the emphasis off of dieting and put it on just being healthy. Get rid of obviously unhealthy food items (cookies, chips, etc) and as much of the processed stuff as you are able (processed foods are too handy for snacking on and tend to include ingredients that are too heavily processed), and replace them with whole foods (fruit, veggies, nuts, eggs, etc). I know that if I am craving something like a granola bar but have to bake some first, I'm probably going to just grab an orange out of laziness. The orange is a better choice and I use my innate laziness to make that better choice LOL.

    Find ways of incorporating activity into your daily life, even if it's just (like another suggested) a walk around the block or maybe extra housework (Floor doesn't need sweeping? Oh, well. Sweep it anyway).

    My issue with weight (top of obese range) is eating out of boredom and being very, very sedentary. I'm working on making sure that I have lots of engaging things to do (to keep me from seeking food for stimulation), and being more active around the house (using toilet on different floor so that I have to do a flight of stairs periodically, and so on) and making housework a little more physically demanding (scrubbing floor on hands and knees instead of just mopping, etc). I live in Ontario, Canada, and it's cold enough outside right now that going for a walk is somewhat horrible, so I'm doing what I can inside.

    I have T2 diabetes and a few years ago lost about 60lbs (from 195lbs down to 137lbs; I'm 5'0" btw) by eating fairly low carb (60g/day), and lowish calorie (1200-1500/day), and by exercising about 7 hours per week at moderate exertion, but it wasn't sustainable for me and I've gained all but 15lbs of it back. Now I'm doing what I suggested above (while keeping my carbs low enough so that my blood sugar stays normal). I think that it will be more sustainable for the long run.

    Oh, and I'm trying to lay off the wine. Hardest thing so far LOL.

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    Re: Can a binge eater lose weight?

    Losing weight is not a very hardest thing. We can easily reduce weight with doing regular exercise. I have reduced lot of weight with doing regular walk. I do walk everyday for at least 30 minutes. Jogging and running are also very useful exercises for weight lose.

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    Re: Can a binge eater lose weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackAlbertson View Post
    Losing weight is not a very hardest thing. We can easily reduce weight with doing regular exercise. I have reduced lot of weight with doing regular walk. I do walk everyday for at least 30 minutes. Jogging and running are also very useful exercises for weight lose.
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    Re: Can a binge eater lose weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by JackAlbertson View Post
    Losing weight is not a very hardest thing. We can easily reduce weight with doing regular exercise. I have reduced lot of weight with doing regular walk. I do walk everyday for at least 30 minutes. Jogging and running are also very useful exercises for weight lose.
    I support the opinion.
    In addition, as others said, balanced eating is important as well.

    Research shows that calories are mostly gone on fresh air. So spending time outside might be useful. Whether it's a simple walk between 30-70 minutes, meeting with friends and so on.
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    Re: Can a binge eater lose weight?

    I have managed to get control over the binges (except around that time of the month). Unfortunately my weight has ballooned. So I am looking at what I can do now at this massive size. If I could afford to I would go back to the psych to see if maybe I still have some issues that I havent yet worked through that could be contributing to a self sabotage of some sort.
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