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What goes through your mind before a binge?

I always said to myself... what's one more time, diet starts tomorrow.. one more food fest can't hurt.... but the diet never seemed to start - or it would start and last 1 day.... the same scenario kept going through my mind every time for years...

I have been able to change this thinking... but I'm wondering what others have as an internal dialogue before they binge???

Tue. May 13, 7:29am

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My problem is nothing goes through my head. I shut it off so I can eat. Nothing about health, nothing about how shitty its going to make me feel, nothing about how if i keep doing it ill feel worse and hate myself more. I just dont think. Maybe putting up reminders around the kitchen would help.

Thinking about it, my other problem is it feels like an act of rebellion. like "fuck all the skinny bitches, the motivational speakers, the richard simon's of the world, Im gonna eat a big mac damnit" and its so stupid - its not rebelling against anything except my body screaming "oh god please dont put that crap in me."

What do others think

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 7:34 AM

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I binge in response to anxiety. I know it is a physiological response -- I am having an anxiety attack, and carbs calm me down.

I've gotten to the point where I accept that I binge in this situation, and what goes through my mind is how to manage the binge so that I eat something basically healthy (broccoli? it's nice and crunchy!) instead of cookies, and fill up fast.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 8:38 AM

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Before i USED to binge i would tell myself something like 'I am miserable cos i cant eat thething tha i want. I will have 1 last pig out and stat aain tomorrow'.

The thing is being in this stat of mind would happen often, sometimes day after day after day.

Nowadays if I feel it happening I realise if i dont have something I will binge so I share a chocolate bar with my son or a small burger with my other half. Or have 1 biscuit etc... I dont work well with complete deprivity. And raw brocoli would certainly not work for me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 8:53 AM

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"Well...since i wont be eating any of this stuff when i am on a diet i need to eat it all now and then start tomorrow."

I am kind of embarassed to admit that. How unfortunate is that??? I can't believe i think like that. Yes, i do still think like that. That is why i lost the weight and then gained half of it back. I am working on changing my mode of thinking in regards to the binging process. I hope it works.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 9:01 AM

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I am not actually sure because there seems to be a level of unconsciousness before I start. My body and my mind are usually very tired. I usually have been doing "pretty good" so there is a certain amount of physical deprivation (need fat, need sugar) and psychological desire built up. I eat something that is off plan, usually healthy, wait a bit, think of something else, eat, wait, think of something else, eat, horrible stuffed feeling, can't eat anymore but eat some more, stomach hurts too bad like rocks inside stomach..go to bed. While I am in this process, I abandon all since of my own identity, what I do for a living, who I love, what is important doesn't exist. I don't have any psychological dramas or circumstances I am trying to escape at the time. I think it is just this overpowering need and want to feel satiated.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 9:13 AM

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