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I Am a Compulsive Eater

A group for those suffering from compulsive eating or binge eating. 642 People

    Another Food Junkie

    I am constantly hungry. I can eat junk food on junk food, and I have never been a slim girl. I wouldn't say I was obese, but I am definitely over weight. A good 30-40 lbs over weight. I've never been happy with my body, and I am always making up excuses as to why it's okay to eat...
    coffeebean16 coffeebean16 18-21 3 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I could go on the day without eating anything

    at all as I had a medical case for anorexia which I can proudly say recovered but still have the tendencies to do so. When I realize I haven't eaten anything I will force myself to eat.. But once I bite, the whole thing spirals out of control. I will binge. Binge. Binge. Even...
    50shadesofobrien 50shadesofobrien 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    Compulsive Eater

    I am 27 years old and am a Compulsive Eater. For a long time I didn't even know this disease even had a name. That is what it is right? A disease?  The problem started when I was about 21 years old.  I had just gotten a part-time job and was not in school...
    misssixty66 misssixty66 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    I've been a compulsive eater

    since forever. I go through bouts of it (I think everyone with EDs do), but my most recent one has been since the birth of my daughter. I also have a son who is 3, and she is about to turn one next Tuesday. It wasn't right after her birth either. What kills me is that I...
    crimpygirl crimpygirl 26-30, F Mar 3

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    Thoughts Of Binging

    I want to binge so much but i worked so hard to get some of this weight of so i go home and get something healthier but want to binge on it too
    mrsclark mrsclark 51-55, F Oct 8, 2011

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    Food Your The Love Of My Life

    I've always enjoyed food, the many different taste, textures and experiences each meal can provide, the cheerful social interactions when eating with friends or family; but my love for food has become something else now. Something dark, a bottomless pit, my shameful secret that...
    Ferdam Ferdam 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    I love to eat. Was raised in the south

    where everything fried is ok. It was fine as a teenager, I was 100lbs of nothing. Ate whatever I wanted when I wanted to. And I had a healthy appetite. During my first pregnancy I gained 60lbs. Six months after it had my son I was back to old weight. No problem. During my...
    ChrizzyC ChrizzyC 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2013

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    I'm Having a Problem Stopping Right Now

    Right now, I can't stop myself. I don't know what triggered my eating tonight. I started today out good. I'm trying to get back onto my Weight Watchers plan. I did so good until dinner. I spaced meals and snacks out today so I wouldn't get to that "very hungry" point. I don...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    I Can'T Stop

    Half of my time is spent thinking about food and how much I crave to eat. A half hour ago, I wanted some of my Munchies, but I decided to be good and have an apple instead. I wasn't hungry, I just wanted to eat something. I love sweet food and just the very act of eating makes me...
    skipeople skipeople 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Didn't Think This Would Happen...again.

    Having re-read this it doesn't ask too many questions, more of a venting session. Comments welcomed.Since I can remember I've always been fascinated with weight. I use the word fascinated because I don't mean obsessed with getting rid of it, I mean embracing it and putting on...
    BackOnceAgain BackOnceAgain 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    Taking Over My Life

    Hi everyone, It's taken me a while to pluck up the courage to post my story but here goes Basically i'm 16 and for the last few years, my life has revolved around food, binging and dieting. I have always loved food, I was brought up to have a positive attitude towards it, what...
    CC121 CC121 18-21, F Oct 11, 2013

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    I Have BED. And I Hate It.

    When I was young I didn't have good food around the house. There was never really enough to eat, and hardly ever anything healthy. I was pretty thin as a freshman and sophomore in highschool, 5'8 130lbs. I had PE and just ate whatever I could. I never really thought too much...
    passivepassion12 passivepassion12 18-21 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Ever since I ended my most recent diet

    where I lost 18 pounds in 2 weeks (it was extremely unhealthy and I regret doing it, I ate about 500 calories a day and burned 350 by working out), I've been struggling with binge eating disorder. I gained back 15 in the first week of my bad habit. I decided not to let it get...
    nustinj nustinj 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Again And Again And Again

    I just had a huge, 1500 calorie binge again, straight after lunch. I tried to purge but I couldn't, I've stopped being able to recently, and I don't know why, so it's all sitting in me right now, making me fat, causing me skin problems, and making me feel like a complete freak...
    escapists escapists 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    My Fat Barrier

    It's happened several times now over the past 15 years. Every time I enter into a relationship I blow up like a balloon. People say, "Oh when you're happy you eat more!" That may be true for some people but for me it's me building a barrier. The image of who I truly am, my well...
    autonomy101 autonomy101 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Food Is My Life

    Let's see... What have I eaten so far today? Too much crap, as always. Breakfast today was Cheerios with soy milk, a nonfat Greek yogurt, then...I had, I think, 3 homemade brownies. I went to school and ate two more brownies, a yogurt, and a banana. I came home and ate Triscuit...
    brittanylouis92 brittanylouis92 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    I Am A Compulsive Eater

    For as long as I can remember, I have used food as a tool to manage the stress and trauma in my life. It wasn't until I entered college that I noticed that my thoughts and beliefs about food were extremely different than the average person. When I was in high school both my...
    MaggieMay86 MaggieMay86 26-30, M Jul 1, 2012

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    I have been anorexic before

    and since I got put in the hospital I can't eat normally. I go from not eating everything to binge eating everything. I can't find a balance with my eating and it's so hard because I'm so unhappy with my weight when I lose 10 lbs I'm so happy then I eat and gain it all back.
    adrianna930 adrianna930 13-15, F Mar 26

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    How Did It Happen?

    As I sit here typing this..I just finished 2 eclairs.  Prior to that I finished off a Wendy's hamburger on the short drive home.  Now I am downing a large Coke.  I watch "Supersize Me" frequently hoping it will help me see exactly what I am...
    judy3kids judy3kids 41-45, F 3 Responses May 15, 2009

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    Eat Too Much!!

    i just always tend to have a really big appetite!! i really do love my food, and i can eat almost anything, im not fussy!!! lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8, 2011

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    Sweets

    My clothes are so tight on me.i don't fit into most of them so I am trying to lose some weight.I'm gonna see if i can stay away from the sweets and exercise some..I'm about 200 lbs and need to lose 50lbs.Anyone else up to the challenge?
    mrsclark mrsclark 51-55, F Feb 21, 2012

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    I Eat Up To 3000calories In One Sitting

    I know it's crazy. But I've just had a binge consisting of 4 big fried tofus, 3 fried prawns, a cup of peanuts, chips, 2 hugeass chocolate muffins, 2 curry puffs, fried vegetables, a cup of yogurt, a chocolate bar and 2 cans of sweetened soyabean drink. I hope someone could act...
    daydreamergal daydreamergal 18-21 3 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Eating My Biggest Life Mystake

    I wasn't always fat but after all these years I'm obese. I don't even think my friends like me as every time when we talk about problems and stuff and I'm telling them that I need to do something with my life and loose weight all I hear is; "But your not fat" which obviously is a...
    nataliawoj16 nataliawoj16 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    I have been one ever

    since becoming diabetic at age fifteen (yeah, the powers above really like to stick it to you sometimes don't they?? lol). I have had issues with food and my weight ever since, but I finally believe I have cracked it. A few years ago I realised I had had enough of being a slave...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Binge Eating Poem

    Binge Eating Disorder Food, food, everywhere  everywhere I look delicious food disgusting food food I want to cook Often when I am angry stressed, sad, misunderstood I go to food for guidance for company for love Food has rarely let me down food never lies, cheats, or steals...
    PenguinBeak PenguinBeak 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2012

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    I Can't Stop

    At times, I just can't stop eating.Right now I'm not fat, but I'm worried I might start gaining weight to never again lose it. I've been feeling bad for a long time: I have few frineds, I don't see most of them very often, so I feel lonely. That makes me feel sad, so I start...
    RedStrawberry RedStrawberry 26-30, F May 21, 2012

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    It Is My Most Hated Addiction.

    Today has been different. I haven't eaten much... just a few bites of chicken.  I have had some tea and water, also. Usually my days are very different, though, full of eating huge quantities of food.  Sometimes I purge, other times not.  I have gained a lot of...
    AmILovely AmILovely 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Compulsive eating...where do I

    even begin?? I have been obsessed with food for as long as I can remember. Grade school at least. I was always the chubbier kid. But I LOVED food. I used it as a comfort thing. I have tried numerous times to really restrict myself...but it never works for me. I could...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Second Attempt With OA

    I went to several meetings about a year and a half ago, but found a good excuse to stop going so I did. I have not "hit bottom" but I do want to be more healthy. It is a little hard though. I have had 3 years in other programs and am working a good program there with 3 years of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Food Dream Again

    I had a another food dream last night. This time, I was high off of marijuana (no I do not do drugs in real life), so I had the munchies and went over to Wendys. The server knew me by name. She said "hi Miki" I was shocked. She took my order. "I would like the monterrey...
    Mikkimacoroni Mikkimacoroni 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    Obsession With Food

    I usually eat real big amounts of food when I'm alone, to the point of feeling sick. I plan my every meal, and my mouth waters when I think of eating even when I'm far from hungry. When I was younger I would eat mouthfuls of bread and cookies and pass it with a gross mixture of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    How It All Began... How Does It End?

    Hello friends.. I am new here and hopeful that in sharing my story with others who experience some of the same thoughts and feelings, I might find help. I began a very strict diet in my early twenties to lose weight for my first wedding. I weighed 165 pounds when I started...
    salemay salemay 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    Fatter Ever More

    I used to be a compulsive eater when I was young and it went away years ago. Then I became bulimic and it eventually came back. I have no idea how to stop it but I can't afford to be gaining weight. I have 3 years to lose 60 pounds
    CourtneyRose001 CourtneyRose001 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Still Going...

    So I have been going every week. Last week and this week I offered to carry the bag that has the stuff for the meeting because it makes it harder to decide to not go the next week. Feeling a little less resistant, but not entirely willing. Had a reading about the 6th step...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21, 2013

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    Convinced Lies.

    I'm currently in high school, starting junior year here in August. Since, it's summer, I haven't been doing much, I've actually been quite lazy. It's only been a month into summer, and I've gained (somehow) over twenty pounds. Let's just say my weight is something I constantly...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    It's Not A Crazy Yo-yo Diet For Me...

    I struggle with binge eating.10 days ago, I ended up breaking my fast with a huge BINGE...so much for that 7 day water fast. That is how it always is for me. I restrict / fast only to end up binge eating. I used to struggle with Anorexia during the ages of 12-18. On my 18th...
    Sayaka02051991 Sayaka02051991 18-21, F Jul 18, 2012

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    Another Side.

    Don't puke Chippie, it's bad for you. You're too good for that. Keep staying strong. You're a beautiful, intelligent young lady. Don't give in. Besides, you didn't eat THAT much. Looks like you're hungry again, another plate won't hurt. More. More. More. You may be FULL, but your...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    And I'm Hurting

    I'm starting to hurt because of it. My self esteem is very low to begin with so when you add compulsively eating into the mix, it only makes it worse. When I eat compulsively, it's always the bad stuff. It's never food that's good for me. Just today I've eating half a small pan...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Ughhh

    I would say that I've had this problem for as long as I can remember. Some days I can control how much I eat and other days I eat from the time I wake up till the time I go to sleep. It's worse when no one is home or when everyone goes to sleep and I'm alone. I feel ashamed of...
    hpygrl hpygrl 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2010

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    Compulsion to eat and drink

    and hide the pain, but when your friend takes a picture of you, posts it on Facebook and you see how ugly you feel and look..,it makes me want to eat to an early grave and die. I know I need to lose weight, I know I need to stop this compulsion to eat when I'm upset... How to...
    anm52309 anm52309 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    HELP Me Please

    Where do you find overeater's anonymous?  I can't find it anywhere and I'm killing myself slowly by gorging on food.  I lost a friend to a heart attack and he was only 25.  I don't want to be stone cold 6 feet in the ground.  The thought scares me...
    MonteCarlo311 MonteCarlo311 26-30, M 6 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Why Don't I Ever Feel Full?

    I spent my HS years being overweight, and therefore overlooked.  My first year of college I was so busy, I lived on avocado sushi rolls that I bought on campus and halfway through the year realized I had lost a lot of weight.  Since then it has been a roller coaster...
    Pufina Pufina 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 16, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I have been married to a compulsive liar for 45 years and you would think I would either get use to it or leave. Well it still breaks my heart each time he lies, I've tried so many...
    lucasrukus lucasrukus 61-65, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    Yes. I'm a meat eater. Pork, Beef, Poultry, Fish, etc. Don't go all vegan, vegetarian, and PETA on me now.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Yes. I'm a meat eater. Pork, Beef, Poultry, Fish, etc. Don't go all vegan, vegetarian, and PETA on me now.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 24

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    My lieing just recently cost me many relationships. Looking back over the years, I have always lied here and there about things small enough to not get caught. It seems the...
    GirlOnFire123 GirlOnFire123 18-21, F Apr 14

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    I eat chicken like almost everyday. Ya can't go wrong with bacon either 😋
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I can’t imagine not being able to eat meat. To me, it tastes SO GOOD. Just the idea of perfectly grilled steak makes my mouth water. And I don’t just love steak. I also...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Omdz I'm like this with cheese! I won't eat any cheese unless it's a particular one, I will not eat it by itself, I will not eat it melted on bread, if on a pizza it has to be very...
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Things are a little tense at home, my growing belly is evidence. Today on the way home I devoured a dozen doughnuts. And I have been going out for late night snacks that probably...
    heavybruce heavybruce 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I wasn't always, but with my weight gain, I've increased my appetite by a lot. I'll eat in a meal what would've taken me a day before and I add extra meals, but oh well. A girl's...
    BBBritPlease BBBritPlease 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is something that I have been trying to overcome. I tend to eat more when I am nervous, bored, sad or depressed. I have found that when I keep myself busy that I do not...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I lie about everything all the time. I think it's because my mom always kept me so sheltered as a kid when I went to highschool I got a little bit of freedom and started lying so...
    Danielle1995195 Danielle1995195 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    It's getting out of hand. EP is the only place where I don;t lie and manipulate people. It's all to do with drugs.
    TheMaskedPuppeteer TheMaskedPuppeteer 18-21, M Mar 31

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    It's been a problem of mine my whole life. When I was younger and lived at home with my parents I would clean my bedroom top to bottom every single day. It was never messy but to...
    shill92 shill92 22-25, F Apr 3

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