Apparently I’ve been slacking! Whoops, sorry for not posting daily life went ahead and got in the way again. I’ve been doing ok on the cleanse, but if I’m going to be completely honest, I’ve been eating some processed snacks that’s have no business eating-cleanse or not. Processed foods and sugars sure do have a tight hold on me. I’ve been able to give up pasta and bread-so why not the other stuff. It’s frustrating especially when I figured I’d easily drop 20lbs doing this cleanse and that is most definitely not the case. However lately the thought has crossed my mind that I’m simply not eating enough. So today I’ll be tracking my calorie intake, which I haven’t done since starting the cleanse. I’ll also be trying my very hardest not to eat anything on the “no eat” list today. I’ll be going to a family BBQ this afternoon with all the things that will tempt me. So we’ll see how it goes!
Things are still going well on the no carb front for me. I can’t say the same about sugar. I am still craving it in the worst way. I stopped taking Gymena(to help curb the sugar cravings) daily when the cleanse began, I think I need to add that back in and see if that helps. I also felt kinda bloated and crappy after dinner. I was eating cheese for the first time in 9 days. I LOVE cheese, but it seems that cheese no longer loves me. Which is a great thing to know. I probably never noticed before because I was bloated from all the bread I was eating.
What Is Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.)?
- B.E.D. affects an estimated 2.8 million adults, according to a national survey.*
- B.E.D. is more common among adults in the US than anorexia and bulimia combined.
- B.E.D. affects both women and men. Based on percentage, two times as many women are affected as men in the US.†
- B.E.D. can occur in normal-weight, overweight, or obese adults.
- B.E.D. occurs at a similar rate across non-Latino white (1.4%), Latino (2.1%), Asian (1.2%), and African American (1.5%) adults in the US.
*Based on 12-month prevalence estimates applied to the full US population ≥ 18 years.
†Based on estimated 12-month prevalence data in the US.
Signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder
People with binge eating disorder are embarrassed and ashamed of their eating habits, so they often try to hide their symptoms and eat in secret. Many binge eaters are overweight or obese, but some are of normal weight.
Behavioral symptoms of binge eating and compulsive overeating
- Inability to stop eating or control what you’re eating
- Rapidly eating large amounts of food
- Eating even when you’re full
- Hiding or stockpiling food to eat later in secret
- Eating normally around others, but gorging when you’re alone
- Eating continuously throughout the day, with no planned mealtimes
Emotional symptoms of binge eating and compulsive overeating
- Feeling stress or tension that is only relieved by eating
- Embarrassment over how much you’re eating
- Feeling numb while bingeing—like you’re not really there or you’re on auto-pilot.
- Never feeling satisfied, no matter how much you eat
- Feeling guilty, disgusted, or depressed after overeating
- Desperation to control weight and eating habits
Ask yourself the following questions. The more “yes” answers, the more likely it is that you have binge eating disorder.
- Do you feel out of control when you’re eating?
- Do you think about food all the time?
- Do you eat in secret?
- Do you eat until you feel sick?
- Do you eat to escape from worries, relieve stress, or to comfort yourself?
- Do you feel disgusted or ashamed after eating?
- Do you feel powerless to stop eating, even though you want to?