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    Overeating tips
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    Anon_235971 posted:
    I'm compulsive, I'm a closet eater, I have no willpower.
    I've been vegan for years, and can manage to stop myself when cheese or dairy is part of the factor, but otherwise I have pretty minimal control over what goes into the hole in my head.

    Does anyone have experience with this, resources to look into, things that helped you?
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    michelle_1986 responded:
    I, too, have gone through periods in my life when I haven't been able to control my eating...

    I remember a few years ago the power went out in my neighborhood so I (naturally) responded by eating every single item of food in my fridge, freezer, and then moved on to the pantry, just in case the potato chips spoiled too.

    If I could offer one piece of advice it would be this: over-eating is usually a symptom of a bigger problem. When I'm depressed, I eat. And vice versa. So take a look at the bigger picture and figure out the sources of stress in your life and change them!

    I know that is not nearly as easy as it sounds, but give yourself a break, and take it one step at a time.

    Good luck!!!


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