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I need to stop eating so much

JustAnotherHuman

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I honestly hate how I overeat a lot. Like I’m almost always eating snacks for comfort or out of habit, and I’ve started putting on weight because of it. Is there anything I can do to help prevent this kinda thing? I mean I already plan to exercise but is there anything else?
 
Fairy Lucretia

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I wish I had an answer for you I overeat and binge because I feel so empty inside
maybe make an appointment with a nurse at your gp surgery to offer advise on healthy eating x weight loss and exercise and of course you can talk to us
love Lu xxx
 
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try going for a walk round the block
a little further than you want to
then come home and make a tea or coffee
and watch tv for a bit , sitting or lying down

this is one way I start to feel better
and one thing that replaces food

although I am overweight I have lost a bit recently

and then there are other things to discover
about what you like doing in life

eventually you become too busy
to think about food all the time

:grouphug:
 
sadpunchingbag

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I honestly hate how I overeat a lot. Like I’m almost always eating snacks for comfort or out of habit, and I’ve started putting on weight because of it. Is there anything I can do to help prevent this kinda thing? I mean I already plan to exercise but is there anything else?
i can relate for me exercise and diet control works wonder just restrict calories to 2000 a day dont stop eating what you like just eat less of it also only drink water and as for exercise go for a walk 1 hour a day that is all you need sure exercise can make it go faster but dont rush foreplay before the main event thats how i currently lost 2.5 stone in 11weeks just changing 2 things also have 1 cheat meal a week so you can let lose with reason have a small lunch like 300kcal like a salad with 1 ham sandwich then go to town for that 1 meal at dinner if thats the meal you choose sorry last thing not sure if you are on any antidepressents if you are then weight loss will be harder because for me the biggest side effect for sertraline my antidepressent was a huge appetite which gives you more problems like low self esteem from putting on a mass of weight if thats the case consider gradually tappering off but if thats not the case ignore my advise just trying to think of ways to help
 
JustAnotherHuman

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wondered how you are doing today? xxx
I guess I'm doing OK. I've recently moved into uni accommodation, which I think for most people would add more stress, but for me I find it refreshing. Plus i don't have to deal with my youngest brother for now XD. I've still been snacking, but now that I have to pay for it I'll probably end up snacking less. However, I know It won't be long before I get another depressing mood, so I really need to set up an appointment to get diagnosed before that mood hits. Problem is, I'm too anxious too, and I don't know how to go about it :panic:
 
JustAnotherHuman

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Yep I was right, that mood has hit sooner than I thought
 
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Sounds like you use food to cope with your emotions. So if you could find healthy ways to feel what you feel and move on, that would help. One way is through mindfulness, which is also good while you're eating (helps you eat less). Journaling is good too, exercise, hobbies, talking to a friend, talking to a professional. Try to change the way you think about food. That will help too. I know I like comfort too when it comes to things like that. I fix myself a cup of decaf coffee with flavored creamer. Helps me a lot. I wish you well. Hugs
 
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