I can't stop eating.

Edited , 12 users are following.

Hello! I'm 17, 5´4 and weigh 185 pounds. I really, really want to lose weight. I'm tired of being chubby, tired and ugly. I can't exercise as much as id like due to heart issues but I desperately want to drop 40 pounds. The only problem I have is I can't stop eating. I know it sounds stupid but I always feel the need to eat. Sweets and carbs and junk. I swear I don't want to, I want to be healthy and eat natural foods. I want to be healthy and feel good about my body. I just get stressed and eat and eat and eat. I've tried eating healthy for awhile now and every time I do, I end up getting stressed and pigging out. I don't want to eat. I feel horrible every time I do. What do I do? I feel like I've tried everything.

0 likes, 8 replies

Report / Delete

8 Replies

  • Posted

    hi MIchaela

    You are young, go see your doctor or practise nurse for advice. It is so much easier to diet with support like that. I lost weight with the help of the nurse, she gave me advice, then i came back regularly for weight check and more advice.

    You can do it! GO FOR IT GIRL! YOU'RE WORTH IT - AS THE SAY!!!!

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    This is me! I drink water and eat protein, veggies, etc. Then after a few days I'm craving the carbs and sugar and go crazy! I know better and it's not right! There's no magic pill, it takes planning and motivation. Exercise is important but it doesn't have to be strenuous. Going for a walk is great for our bodies. What we eat is the 'bigger' piece of losing weight.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I suggest if you want to lose weight that you don't bother with any of the fad diets, some of which are expensive; just eat less! Only eat when you are hungry, not when you are stressed, and reduce your portions which will result in your stomach shrinking so that you will feel satisfied with eating less food and you should feel hungry less often. Not everyone has a balanced diet, for whatever reason, and eating less may result in a less balanced diet so I take multi-vitamins and minerals as an insurance. An advantage of eating less is you can in theory eat what you like, and as a mood eater myself, this is an advantage. But to be sensible about this, I do try to eat healthily as much as possible, as well as having treats like eating out or a takeaway or 'junk food' sometimes, but not often!

    I feel the article in today's Patient.info e-mail about research that says supplements are not much use for your health, concentrated on people on balanced diets but what about those like myself, who are not on a balanced diet, in order to lose weight - surely they would need to take vitamins and minerals?

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted


    I wanted to reply to let you know that I am finishing up my master's degree in Clinical Nutrition & Integrative Health. If you're interested, I'm looking for 'mock clients' to help me fulfill my requirements for school. At the same time, you could benefit from some nutrition education as well.

    It would be a one time meeting through Skype with some paperwork to fill out.

    If you would like more details, you can email me at cmetz@muih.edu


    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    you most likely have a food addiction. people think it sounds silly but theres growing evidence that certain types of food (junk foods) effect the chemicals in your brain the same way drugs do causing people to eat these types of food uncontrollably. look into it a little more and see if it relates to you. if so, the best thing is to get professional help and the treatment usually results in you having to eliminate these trigger food from your diet completely, limiting them will not work which may explain why you've struggled to keep to diets in the past. I hope things work out for you 😃

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up