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Binging without purging?
Does anybody here do this? NGL, I'm always so low on energy and eating a lot drains me of whatever energy I have left, so sometimes after a binge I don't purge at all...or I get so pessimistic that I think, I'm going to be fat anyway so why even bother purging? I feel really, really guilty when I don't and I try to tell myself to go get rid of it but I just can't... :|Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
I do sometimes, its kinda rare though but when I do its like a bigger punishment than purging. Like you said, if Im gonna be fat anyway, might as well be the biggest cow I can :PLosing self in myself, inner demons make demands
You're suffocating me, so very hard to breathe
My mask is growing heavy but I've forgotten who's beneath
"I am allowed to be sick of seeing my face, because its my fuckin' face!"
Sometimes I think it is because of all the junk we put into our body at or it just may be too many carbs and sugar. When I eat too much sugar and carbs I get so sleepy and tired. I haven't had that happen since last week when I had a small binge at mcdonalds.
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This is how I gained all my weight. I hate to puke. I hate to purge. So yeah. I mean I call it compulsive eating but it's a binge without purge. Now that I have lost weight, by forcing myself to NOT do this ... my stomach can't take much. Which is a blessing.
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If you're gonna binge, and certainly this isn't to condone such actions because we know it's not healthy, it's best not to purge because that really just exasperates the whole situation. But if you do binge, which is not something easily controlled, just remember that by the time the binge is over, most the damage has been done and no amount of purging will really save you from the calories you've already absorbed. So, having that mindset that you're going to get fat anyway is appropriate and understandable. Why put yourself through the pain of purging knowing, in the end, it's not going to save you from your already completed massive binge.
Ideally, you wouldn't have to purge because you didn't binge, but if you do binge, yeah, it's actually good that you're not purging it - as much as that might be our instinct.
But I get it. Sometimes purging it away, even if you've consumed the calories and they're already doing their damage, makes you feel better, especially if the pain of a binge is literal and not just emotional - as in, you ate so much, it hurts. But yeah, I think a lot of people with BED do not actually purge their food. So, you're not alone.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"
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Then you're a rarity. I guess some people might lose weight with it, but you're only purging 20-40% of your calories, so, that leaves 400-800 calories still in your system if you're binging on 1,000 calories. It also depends on your habits. If you're eating upward to 3,000 calories daily, as in, every single day, even if you're purging those calories, it's hard for me to believe you're losing weight. Maybe it's possible, who knows, but that seems like an awful lot.
In reality, those who don't binge & purge on a daily basis, and then find themselves restricting between the time they eventually do binge & purge, probably do lose weight since one bad day, even if it's 3,000 calories worth of bad, won't amount to much weight gain, if any at all. It's the consistent cycle of doing it more times a week than you're not that will put on the pounds. And if you're not , then you've got a metabolism to be jealous over - but most don't. It's why a great deal of overweight people in fact do suffer from bulimia - even though we think of it as a 'thin' disorder.
Last edited by SLCer; 05-26-2012 at 07:52 PM.
I rarely purge and i can't tell exactly why. Yes, it's not the easist thing for me, I can only do it on a full stomach and I rarely get rid of most of what i ate, but there must be something else that keeps me from doing it, I'd rather restrict afterwards (but my binges are too many and I've gained a lot of weight that I'm slowly losing now)
After all, there's a binge eating disorder and not only bulimia. I can't tell the actual difference between the two, except for the purging part...I sure fit more into the BED description but I can relate to the posts I read in the bulimia section, as in the binge triggers, the hoarding of food, the secrecy, etc...One step at a time.
I've been binge-free for TEN days.
I try to rationalize my excessive binges so that I can eat more. For example, if I have already consumed 3000 calories, I will tell myself that there is a limit to the amount of calories the digestive tract can actually absorb at once. It is limited by the rate at which the body can produce digestive enzymes etc. Also, studies have shown that people who overeat and mathmatically should have gained a certain amount of weight based on the amount of calories taken in excess (3500 per pound) have in fact not gained that much. So I convince myself to keep going so I get the most out of this binge.
I don't purge very often, I'm far too paranoid someone will hear. I try to avoid purging things that I know will taste really bad coming up, so it's mostly ice cream and sugary stuff.Starry-eyed and laughing as I recall when we were caught
Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended
As we listened one last time an' we watched with one last look
Spellbound an' swallowed 'til the tolling ended
Tolling for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones and worse
And for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.