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Binge eating triggers...

I asked a question in a different group about what foods trigger peoples binge eating. 5 people responded and they all put peanut butter as the 1st. It would be my first as well. Does anyone on here have that same issue?
Foods I dont keep in the house because I will eat them all and then everything else....
Peanut butter
pepperoni sticks
Ice cream

Thu. Aug 28, 12:55am

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I usually binge on Oreos, any sort of salty food like chips and nuts. I try not to buy these items too because I know they will be gone in a flash!

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 1:05 AM

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Oreos are evil

OREOS and MILK....even saying it makes my mouth water.

2nd place is cookie dough, but that doesn't make my mouth water thinking about it.

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 7:10 AM

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I love salty food and sweets. Oh and peanut butter.

We don't have any at home because i could eat it by the spoonfull. However, i went away for 5 weeks to take a french course in a different province and had to live in a student residence. Because cooking wasn't as practical as it is at home, i purchased peanut butter just to help me out during the busy times when i cant really prepare anything and a sandwich is more convenient. I figured it would take me 5 weeks to eat it....nope. 5 days. So disappointing. Never again.

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 8:56 AM

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Has anyone tried a spoonful of peanut butter dipped in Cool Whip? O. M. G.

That said, I can have peanut butter in the house...anything salty I can grab by the handful, however...dangerous.

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 9:00 AM

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cereal and icecream

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 9:31 AM

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peanut butter!!!
cauliflower least one can stuff oneself with salsa and cauliflower without too many calories. But I will eat them until my stomach hurts!

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 10:31 AM

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I binge on oreos too!! And then I gain 2 pounds...

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 11:31 AM

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Peanuts by the handful and wheat thins (reduced fat of course)...

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 11:38 AM

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Peanut butter has never been a problem for me, but ice cream is a killer! Absolutely no way I can keep it in the house... Because it doesn't keep! More times than I'd like to remember, I've downed an entire half-gallon of Chocolate Moose Tracks in one day. Thus, here I am at PeerTrainer!

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 12:50 PM

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That's so weird that so many are commenting on peanut butter! They must put some hidden ingredient in there to make it so addictive!

I noticed the other day that peanut butter is a major trigger for me and I realize now why I don't even buy the stuff anymore. Unfortunately they have it in the kitchen at work and I end up having a big spoonful with graham crackers nearly everyday!

Another trigger of mine is ice cream. I cannot keep it in the house! And even if I do buy it, it is eaten within two days. So embarassing. I even sneak a couple spoonfuls during breakfast.

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 1:22 PM

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I'm hearing about peanut butter for the first time right now. It is so strange that I was just about to eat an apple with peanut butter. I have not had any peanut butter for at least 6 months. I just thought that was a good diet combo. Now I'm afraid to eat any peanut butter !!!! All I need is a binge...

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 2:35 PM

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Ritz Crackers and croutons are mine. I can eat a whole box of Ritz within the week if I keep them in the house....

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 7:00 PM

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a week! I'd be so proud of myself if I lasted a week with Ritz...try one night!

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 11:04 PM

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I've had date nights just me and a pint of moosetracks :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 11:06 PM

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salt and vinegar chips

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 11:40 PM

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Chocolate and Salt and Vinegar chips. My mouth is watering at the mere thought!

Friday, August 29, 2008, 7:13 AM

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Friday, August 29, 2008, 7:22 AM

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I am the 7:10 evil oreo poster...

This is an interesting quick to read thread. Thank you. But after I read everyone's binge food I wanted it all

SO HOW DO YOU BEAT IT? I don't have a strategy for the oreos. I need one. Reality is...IT DOES ENTER MY HOUSE< THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE HERE!!!!

So only strategy...leave the room and don't be around others while they are eating it. Then I just sneak in after they are gone looking for leftovers and crumbs!!!!! PATHETIC!!!! HELP!

Friday, August 29, 2008, 7:29 AM

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3 ways I've found to get over the urge to binge.

1. Peertrainer - I've spent like 4 straight hours on here before just randomly reading, logging and messaging because I felt like binging and this distracted me and made me look at my goal of losing weight.

2. Watching a weight loss show. Theres lots of TV and if I feel like I want to stuff my face I try and find one and put it on. Its hard to binge when you watching "Biggest Loser" and seeing how hard they are working to lose weight.

3. Surf the web for binge eating or compulsive eating. Reading personal stories about how awful people feel after can be a deterent.

Friday, August 29, 2008, 10:25 AM

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So true with the comment about watching Biggest Loser!! Those people motivate me to the point that I am doing sit-ups and whatnot while watching the show - in no way could I plop down and stuff my face while watching that show!

Friday, August 29, 2008, 10:40 AM

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My binge eating trigger - the mother-in-law is the worst trigger I have!
Ten minutes around her and I can eat the whole kitchen clear!

Friday, August 29, 2008, 10:47 AM

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After reading this thread yesterday I went home and pigged out on peanut butter. I have always been able to not OD on it, but yesterday, I don't know. Reading all the posts back fired and I binged pretty badly on the good stuff.

Friday, August 29, 2008, 10:56 AM

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My binge stuff are potato chips, corn nuts, popcorn - anything salty and snacky.
Peer Trainer has been great - I feel a binge coming on and I log on and help motivate my team members therefore motivating myself. I can spend a couple of hours doing that - then it's time for healthy food intake and I don't feel like binging anymore. Or I go for a walk with the dogs or play with my kids. Doing something with your hands makes it impossible to eat at the same time. Often I will knit or crochet or sew or bead too.

Monday, September 01, 2008, 1:33 AM

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I loooove peanut butter, but a few years back I switched to natural peanut butter (just the nuts - no added trans fats, sugar or salt), and now I really eat a lot less (I scrape it on toast = 1Tbsp[100cals], not slather it on = 4Tbsp[400cals]). It's a different taste that you have to get used to, but now I hate the "fake" taste of normal peanut butter. Plus it's so much better for you!

If I do binge, it's on chocolate or ice cream - but as with everyone else coming on PT or seeing something about overweight people makes me want to workout and not eat junk!

Monday, September 01, 2008, 10:28 AM

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What I cannot stop eating if it is in the house is fresh raw peas, edamame and raw almonds.

Monday, September 01, 2008, 10:51 AM

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How To Stop Emotional Eating, Night Eating and Mindless Snacking

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Friday, June 19, 2009, 1:01 PM

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Peanut butter binge

I think Peanut butter is a trigger food. I have found that I'm wanting the food all the time since I started eating it. But the funny thing is I used to never care that much for peanut butter but since I lost 180 pounds I can't seem to control it. Today I'm doing a test to see if its the peanut butter. I am putting tuna on my whole wheat bread instead of peanut butter and no sugar added jelly. My only fear is the cycle of feeling deprived saying you cant have peanut butter then wanting it more. Isn't the key moderation? Or can their be success from completely abstaining from foods ?

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 11:00 AM

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Binge eating triggers...

Here's what triggers binge eating for me:
-self loathing
-dieting and the negative feelings about deprivation behind it

Types of foods I turn to:
-I can binge on anything, even foods I don't really like.
-I prefer high fat (like steak) or high fat/high sugar (like ice cream)

What's really helped me to combat it:
-exercise that I *really* love (like cycling outdoors)
-journaling to get to the root of the problem
-putting sticky notes up on my kitchen cupboards reminding me that I CAN get through "this moment" where I make the decision to binge or not.

Good luck. Binge eating is a tough cycle to break but it is do-able. For me at least, binge eating is NOT about food, it's entirely about feelings.

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 11:58 AM

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My ultimate binge foods are Dark Chocolate, Water, and Pasta.
Swedish Fish - We get one bag and its gone by nightfall.

Friday, August 20, 2010, 12:27 AM

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binge eating

biscuits, bread, cakes, chocolate spread and buttercream

Sunday, February 10, 2013, 5:37 AM

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