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Guilty after eating?

whiteflags330

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I've been feeling guilty after eating most food. Is this normal? Should I see my doctor?
 
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It could be a symptom of an eating disorder, it's better to see your doctor as early as possible. If you are developing an eating disorder, you need to get help as soon as possible, so many studies have shown that you are much more likely to recover fully if you seek intervention early.
It's not norrmal to feel guilty after eating most foods, it's a sign of disordered eating and possibly an eating disorder.

Take care of yourself
 
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It could be a symptom of an eating disorder, it's better to see your doctor as early as possible. If you are developing an eating disorder, you need to get help as soon as possible, so many studies have shown that you are much more likely to recover fully if you seek intervention early.
It's not norrmal to feel guilty after eating most foods, it's a sign of disordered eating and possibly an eating disorder.

Take care of yourself
I'm going to reschedule my appointment for next week. It's getting worse, feeling guilty after eating popcorn and light snacks
 
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I am in a terrible state with my eating.
As soon as I put the first spoonful or forkful of food I immediately think
about what I can eat next.

I’ve tried not eating until afternoon to cut the intake down.
But the same thing happens.

I even eat when my stomach hurts.
Also I get up and.go for food during the night.

I am clinically obese..
I once asked the psychiatrist if there was anything that would help.

Her answer was
“Don’t do it”

I don’t see her anymore.

I am at my wits end and hate myself for it.
I can’t go out walking because of.physical disabilities
which are obviously made worse by my weight.

I know I need help from somewhere.
 
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Hi pollypop you sound like my younger daughter. She was size 24 and 5ft 1 in she’s now down to an 18 but has had lots of therapy. She overeats to compensate a traumatic childhood which she’s now accepted . But she tried every diet under the sun but just went on a sensible eating plan. Which she made up herself. If she has fish and chips she has a smaller portion then has salads for a couple of days. But she has a weird thing she sleep eats if that makes sense. While asleep she goes in the kitchen and eats what she can find. Then comes down in the morning to the mess she left. She has no idea how to stop this
 
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Thank you daffy.
I’m so glad she has overcome the childhood trauma.
How brilliant and self controlled of her to form her own
eating plan.

I fully understand the nighttime eating.
I also don’t remember until I see plates and dishes
but these are next to my bed.

I know there must be a reason for my disordered eating
but I don’t know what it is.
Unless it is just a matter of lack of self control and greed.

I am so pleased for you both"
Thank you once again.🙂
 
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I've just finished a 20 minute binge, I'm recovering from bulimia and a binge eating disorder, the anexity and panic I feel now is awful. I did myself a favour and the people I love, proof that I'm fine by enjoying what they wanted, I told myself 48 hrs in advance that this will be my cheat day, but in reality, and through possible delusion, I eat the way I do, although restricted and always measured, to prevent these feelings of being too 'full' and I ate clean and stay clear of processed foods because I'm just looking after myself...I think.
 
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I feel guilty when I eat as well, I feel like I don't deserve to eat and in my head I tell myself I'm greedy and selfish. I eat enough to make sure I can get through my physical job but other than that I restrict my intake. I've noticed my heart rate has dropped and I'm getting physically exhausted more but I feel it's what I deserve. How are you feeling now whiteflags330? I hope you feel a bit better now
 
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I feel guilty when I eat as well, I feel like I don't deserve to eat and in my head I tell myself I'm greedy and selfish. I eat enough to make sure I can get through my physical job but other than that I restrict my intake. I've noticed my heart rate has dropped and I'm getting physically exhausted more but I feel it's what I deserve. How are you feeling now whiteflags330? I hope you feel a bit better now
I'm sorry you're going through that. I'm feeling a million times better, but I still consume a lot of junk food.
 
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That's great news that you're feeling better! Don't worry too much about the junk food at this point as you need to eat but just try maybe to alternate it with some fruit and veg when you can. what helped with the feelings of guilt? I'm now nearly clinically underweight but to be truely honest I don't want help as it's not bothering me. It annoys me when people comment on my weight loss but I know it's only out of concern.
 
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That's great news that you're feeling better! Don't worry too much about the junk food at this point as you need to eat but just try maybe to alternate it with some fruit and veg when you can. what helped with the feelings of guilt? I'm now nearly clinically underweight but to be truely honest I don't want help as it's not bothering me. It annoys me when people comment on my weight loss but I know it's only out of concern.
Truthfully, other mental health stuff kind of took over. Like I get really bad psychosis episodes and it's all I can think about. But also telling myself that you can control what you eat and when you eat it made it way better.
 
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I just admitted to myself that I have compulsive eating disorder, even though I always knew, but today it got to a point where my reflection wasn’t anymore. And I can’t seek help because my parents would say that it’s not real and it’s all in my head, but it’s getting worse and I am just scared for my health.
 
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