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Question for others with BED

question for those of you who also suffer from Binge Eating Disorder: If you have stopped bingeing, are you still finding yourself eating way too much during regular meal times? I have sucessfully (90% I'd guess) eliminated full out binge behavior, which i thought would be enough to take weight off me. I've only lost 4lbs, probably because each meal is still too big, still inappropriate. If you have thoughts on this please let me know. I think I need to get serious about portion sizes and really work at exercising consistently in order for anything to happen on the scale. I am thrilled though that i've learned some new coping techniques to get me off the bingeing, now just need to push on... Thanks for whatever you former or current BED folks can share.

Sun. Feb 10, 7:48am

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You probably nailed it with becoming more conscientious about portion size. Some people - overweight or not - base portion sizes on the size of their plate vs. recommended portion sizes or even hunger levels. And research shows that how much we eat in a sitting tends to be determined by what we've put on our plate (i.e., it's a visual thing) vs. really paying attention to whether or not we feel the need to keep eating. One reason why smaller plates help us lose weight!

Anyhoo - I think it's great you've conquered binge eating. That's HUGE!! I'll bet once you get familiar with appropriate portion sizes and you get going with the exercise - you'll see great results. I was shocked when I first got out my measuring cups and food scale - my portions got much smaller after that.

Sunday, February 10, 2008, 1:18 PM

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I found proper serving sizes to be a huge shock at first. They seemed so small! But now that my stomach is used to the "right" amount of food, they feel quite appropriate. I also found that I can have more different items on my plate if I cut down the size of each thing! (for example, I can have chicken, peas, carrots, potatoes and a bit of frozen yogurt for dessert instead of just a heap of chicken and potatoes!)

Sunday, February 10, 2008, 5:02 PM

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