junk food binge cycles

Postby mute » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:59 am

when im stressed out or have axiety I start eating junk food and sugar which adds to more stress and anxiety and I get insomnia and poor sleep quality and gain weight until it all spirals out of control and I crash

but it obviously costs my health a lot

when I don't have stress I don't have junk food or sugar cravings my weight normalizes and I have sleep etc

problem is I cant fore myself to do anything I literally have no self control or willpower
its like a dead battery. if I push myself I get a rebound that is way worse and I binge on everything even more and crash even worse

how can I stop this cycle of self destruction?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:05 am

mute wrote:how can I stop this cycle of self destruction?


When you don't have stress take the time to "clean house" and set up an alternative coping mechanism than food, e.g. a stationary bike or the equivalent. By clean house I mean get rid of junk food and stock the fridge/shelves with healthy alternatives. When stressed make it a rule to disconnect from the Internet and to shut off your cell phone. Have alternative ways to spend your time, e.g. a few books you can read.
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Postby mute » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:26 am

I do
I keep my apartment relatively clean and organized

and forcing myself to avoid junk food actually backfires
where I would have zero self control and buy and eat junk food and kinda black out
and then feel guilty right after
if I force myself to not eat junk food I will have something similar to nervous breakdown I will get physically sick
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Postby mute » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:30 am

I have no willpower when im stressed out like my willpower is completely drained
the only way I can get over it is to crash and reset.
then the cycle starts over.
I will be good for few weeks and slowly degrade into same pattern again.

think of when your flashlight battery is dying and it turns off
so you wait few seconds and turn it back on. and it works for few more seconds and dies again
that's how my will power fees
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