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  1. F

    Eating too much, how being mindful and using visulisation helped me!

    I just wanted to share something that has helped me to stop overeating recently. I have wanted to stop overeating for a long time, mainly chocolate. I am pleased to say I have found something that works, basically I just thought to myself one day whilst doing nothing and sitting at the table...
  2. M

    Stop drinking stArted eating

    I guess I have been through it all, I am 25 almost 26 and since the age of 14 I've had a drinking problem, that led to drugs. I am currently sober for 3 weeks or so but lately I find myself overeating and then purging. I feel gross but I get anxious because I can no longer drink alcohol so I...
  3. C

    Quetiapine overeating for 6 years

    Hi I'm new here. I was diagnosed Bipolar ( type 2) 7 yrs ago and have been on Quetiapine xl for 6 yrs. Since starting quetiapine I have been overeating and gaining weight. 4 stone in total! I have always had insecurities about my weight even when i was slim, so its very very hard for me to be...
  4. D

    what have you found has helped with compulsive overeating??

    I didn't used to have a problem until I was prescribed psych meds. Since then I have had a problem with compulsive overeating. Can anyone offer any advice on what would help?
  5. Y

    compulsive overeating and zoning out

    Hey all I am really struggling at the moment with complusive overeating and I don't know what to do about it. I have tried speaking to my rather dismissive GP and had no success. Just the usual we all do that at times and it really doesn't help the problem. I don't know why I do it and I am...
  6. Y

    Feeling bad

    Just wondering if this is common with depression and anxiety, or if it's just me being overprotective. It's like at times my memory goes blank - like, earlier on opened up web browser and completely forgot what website I wanted to type in, took me a good 5 mins to actually remember. Had a couple...
  7. B

    I don't know what to do...

    Hi, so to begin I guess I would say I suffer from not being able to quit eating once I begin. I have always been a bigger person, but in the last few years it has gotten significantly worse. I have tried many diets and even went through about two years of eating very little. Once I came off...
  8. C

    I Can't Stop Eating

    I eat until I am full, but if there is still food on my plate, I just keep on eating. I can't stop. What the f*ck is the matter with me? How can I get myself to stop? Next month, when I see my psychiatrist, I'm going to ask her to refer me to a therapist who can help me with my compulsive...
  9. AwkwardMom

    New Here

    A little background here... Almost two years ago I weighed a normal, to lighter weight. I had spent my entire childhood fighting being overweight. I watched my mother go from over three hundred to a little less than two in just months. I guess that's where I learned that my weight controlled my...
  10. amathus

    Are you an Emotional Eater?

    Emotional Eating: How to Recognize and Stop Emotional Eating 'We don’t always eat simply to satisfy hunger. We also turn to food for comfort, stress relief, or as a reward. Unfortunately, emotional eating doesn’t fix emotional problems. It usually makes you feel worse. Afterward, not only does...
  11. Gajolene

    5-HTP: Prozac’s True Alternative

    5-HTP: Prozac's True Alternative | Wake Up World Van Praag’s and Young’s work suggests that 5-HTP is more likely to be effective for those suffering an anxious, agitated, aggressive, irritable depression and is rarely effective for those suffering from a severe, vegetative, total “blahs”￾ type...
  12. S

    Weekends are the end of me

    just need somewhere to say it, as i'm to afraid to admit it. i was lonely over the weekend and went on a rollercoaster. bags of sweets and icecreams, unnecessary and unhealthy. i'm fine during the week, busy with work and such. come the weekend and nights in i'm bored and annihilating the...
  13. H

    Online Emotional Overeating Support Group

    BEAT has one. you have to email and get sent a login. I am not in the areas of the UK that it is aimed at and got on it. Online Emotional Overeating Support Group The next meeting is tomorrow at 6pm.
  14. F

    Are more men getting eating disorders?

    “‘Somewhere deep within me is a destructive urge,” says Colin. “It’s this gremlin in my head that hits me at unexpected moments. Ultimately, complete recovery requires changing my perception of myself. It is going to be a struggle, but it’s achievable.” Colin is a 50-year-old community...
  15. M

    Concerned about my weight

    Hi everyone, I need some help relating to my weight and diet. For as long as I can remember, I have had (over) weight and diet difficulties. My mum says that I weighed 10 pounds at birth, and I was a heavy baby! I remember going to a dietitian when I was about 10. Can't remember if I started...
  16. H

    Admitting I have a Problem

    Hi all, I'm new to this community and to this whole online forum thing. Now that that's out of the way I guess admitting I have a problem is the first step to change. A first step to a new me. Last weekend I finally came to the realization that I need to make a change for the better. I want...
  17. A

    bad day for overeating..

    bad day for overeating today. in the space of 1 hour, i had more than i should in like 10 or 15 minits- and it's still only early evening... got my dinner to eat yet, then i've got more sweets for tonight i should feel ashamed because i've been doing quite well with the eating recently, but...
  18. amathus

    Is 'addiction' an excuse to overeat?

    An article for BBC Health says: BBC News - Is 'addiction' an excuse to overeat? "Food addiction" is becoming a popular term to explain overeating. But in this Scrubbing Up, Professor John Blundell from the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds warns the term is being...
  19. A

    Struggling with bulimia

    Hi all Can anyone tell me ways that could help to get over bulimia, that have helped yourself or others? Ive been to see a cbt councilor and was discharged after just one week. Ive have been prescribed 20mg fluoxatine and taking them for six months. Ive also been to see a nutrionist for a...
  20. A

    I have a question about overeating.

    I'm overweight and I know the root of the problem comes from overeating. It's not really a problem when I'm out somewhere, but when I'm sitting at home, it becomes a problem. I know there's things out there like appetite suppressants, but I'd rather not resort to that since I've managed to lose...