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Tips needed I EAT when I drink alcohol!

I workout every day, and eat healthy. Im struggeling to lose, but my main problem is that I am a binge eater/compulsive overeater.

I am in a program, and and working torwards changing things, and so far I've done well. My problem, though, is that when I drink alcohol, I love to eat afterwards. Part of my eating plan is no unplanned eating.

I am 23 and going out once a week or so isn't excessive to me. I would like to be able to partake in hanging out and drinking alcohol with friends (within reason, of course) once a week or so.

My concern is the habit of eating when im a little tipsy. Any one else have this problem? If so, what are some tips that you have used/use in order to break this annoying habit?


Thu. Nov 15, 12:57am

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Why don't you just not drink? lol. I mean seriously. Why don't you just drink club soda or a virgin drink? I don't know..I mean I'm of drinking age now, but I'm not interested in drinking...so that's why that's my answer.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 1:43 AM

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Thanks. BUT...

I'm trying to get advice about changing this behavior. I COULD not drink, but that's not really the problem. The point is I want to be able to socialize and have drinks, like I normally would (NOT in excess) without eating alot.



Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:26 AM

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Can you chew gum, pop halls cough drops or bring your own food (carrots)? Or don't go out socalizing unless you've already eaten dinner so you are full.

Crunch ice. promise to only have one bite of whatever?? Problem is you probably lose your will power when drinking - that's a tough one.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 2:35 AM

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Enlist your friend's help. Really - nobody wants to eat crap when they drink and then feel awful about it the next day.

I had the same problem. This year (I'm 41) I finally decided NOT to drink more than one drink at any event. (This is a woman who used to have 5 long island iced teas in a night at your age, and I was 5'5, 120 pounds, so that's a lot of alcohol in a small body)

But I had my fun and my reasons for pulling back were related to things like age, fear of diabetes as it runs in the famliy, being a mom to elemntary school girls (I don't think alcohol is 'evil', ,but I want the girls to see mom drinking it responsibly - plus that mild headache sluggish feeling id' get if I had more than one drink made it hard to be really "on" the next day which is not acceptable to me when I have kids)

So I'm not saying don't drink, but get help from those who are there. Also, vodka-ts are lower cal than mixed or beer - and maybe won't trigger more cravings.

Maybe you could spend a month of going out and only having one and retraining your body to eat different foods while out, so that when you up the intake agan, you naturally gravitate towards the healthier stuff.

But for me, over indulging led to a desire for greasy salty foods - my favorite hangover foods in college were a strawberry milkshake and sausage pizza.

(Apsara)



Thursday, November 15, 2007, 7:11 AM

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OP- I ahve the same problem. I have found that if I keep healthy food aound the house, I eat better. I will not spend money on late night food- that helps. then when I get home I eat oatmeal or a sweet potato- something filling but still pretty healthy. Also I drink a lot of alcohol. do yo uhave a roommate? They can be your biggest allie when it comes to this.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 10:24 AM

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Do you have something to eat before you go out drinking?

I too like to eat when I have had a drink, but I find that urge usually only occurs if I have a real heavy session and haven't eaten properly beforehand. If I know in advance that I'm going to be drinking a lot (and with certain of my friends it's a fore-gone conclusion ;-) ) then I will make sure that I have a meal before I go out that is quite full of carbohydrates, which seems to "soak up" the alcohol and so I am neither too "merry" nor too hungry by the end of the night.

Alternatively, have something to eat during your night out but have it reasonably early in the evening so that you can make good choices, rather than eating at the end of the night when all you want to do is stuff your face full of fast fatty foods (not a criticism of you, I've been there myself!)

Hope this helps!

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 10:56 AM

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If you can't drink without getting tipsy, and you can't refrain from eating when you're tipsy, then 1:43am is right. Making a different drink choice IS changing your behavior AND still allowing you to socialize. So I guess what you really want to do is drink your ass off and not give in to the munchies. Yeah, good luck with that.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 12:01 PM

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I agree with the posters that suggested a healthy snack after drinking. I had this problem in college too and the scale showed it! I started just going STRAIGHT to bed when I got home, no matter what. Then I would fall right to sleep and there was not a chance for me to snack.
But if you must try oatmeal or fruit, healthy choices won't totally derail your diet!

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 12:11 PM

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You dont need food.

Dont eat beforehand. Then after a couple of drinks, you will be sick/pass out; losing any previous food inside of you. You then will also not want to eat after, just sleep and be sick lots more.
Or, you could just make yourself sick after eating? The first choice is better though. It is far better to not be able to remember the event.

This is a very good way of losing weight. Ive lost 2 stone and now weight just under 6 stone. I know i still have a way to go, but i feel like im accoplishing something, however small.

Good luck.

x x x

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 6:10 PM

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6:10pm - your comment worries me.. this is not a pro-ana/mia website and I really don't think you should be encouraging other people to binge, purge or do other damaging behaviour! Get some help for yourself while you're at it!

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 9:58 PM

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