I can't stop eating, I'm out of control

I’ve been dieting and stuff really good and lost 70 pounds. But then for the past month, I’ve been off my diet and I can’t stop eating. Everytime I tell myself to stop, I can’t. When I tell myself ‘tomorrow, I will eat right,” I don’t. This has happend before, almost every time I’m on a diet and I always fail. I’ve already gained back 10 pounds! I feel horrible. When I eat though, I feel good, but after I feel horrible. I want to stop eating, but I can’t. I feel like a fat slob and all I do is eat. I tell myself, tomorrow I won’t eat, but watch, I’ll eat. What if I gain back all the weight? I still need to lose more! I’m in a panic here and I don’t know what to do. No matter how many tips I read or anything, I always still eat. What can I do? I’m out of control!! I need to gain that control back! But all I want is food! Food has ruined my life. I want to get rid of all the food in the house. I can’t tell my mom cause she and my sister are enablers. I can not eat, I’ve done it before and it worked, but as I am now, it’s kinda hard to get back to that and I want to. I’m lost here. If I don’t stop soon, my life will be over cause I’ll end up trying to kill myself again. HELP!

Answer #1

I think you may have underlying emotional problems that cause you to eat to avoid dealing with the problems.

First, determine, from the information below, what you should weigh. Then set REALISTIC goals of a week, 2 weeks, a month, 3 months and 6 months. Remember, you didn’t gain your weight overnight so you can’t expect to lose it overnight. Plus, weight lost slowly is easier to keep off than weight lost in a hurry. And, quit putting off until tomorrow what you should be doing today!

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years.

BMI Classification

18.5 or less Underweight
18.5 to 24.99 Normal Weight
25 to 29.99 Overweight
30 to 34.99 Obesity (Class 1)
35 to 39.99 Obesity (Class 2)
40 or greater Morbid Obesity

Check out your BMI at the bmi calculator site below to see where you stand.

bmi calculator:


If you need conversion info, 1 kg = 2.2 pounds and 2.54 cm = 1 inch (12 inches = 1 foot)

Info if you are trying to GAIN weight:


Info if you are trying to LOSE weight:


“How can I Lose 1 pound of body weight per week?”

One pound of body fat is equal to about 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound of weight per week, you need to eat 500 calories/day LESS than you burn.

But it’s not a good idea to lose weight simply by cutting calories. As well as decreasing calories you should increase your daily physical exercise. This helps to burn calories and build more lean tissue which in turn burns more calories.

“What should a minimum calorie intake be?”

As a guide to minimum calorie intake, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men. Even these calorie levels are quite low.


Normal Adult Height-Weight Range Table


Average Teenager Weight


Answer #2

just join weightwatchers. and watch indianna jones. he has been such an inspiration to me and I lost over 567 pounds in 4 days!!! ever since watching this amazing movie of him.

Answer #3

find out why you feel the need to feel good and stuff yor face and replace it with something else that feels equally good basically to trick your impulse . and it helps to have a coach(friend) to watch and make sure you stay on the plan.and get rid of all that bad for you food in your home.basically you need help your only human. but your not going to find that help online.and it seems you have a psychosis with food try therapy or hypnosis

Answer #4

You can eat without feeling like a slob sweetheart. I know where you are coming from. I put myself in the routine of eatine fresh fruit at first because it is sweet and thats what I like most. Then steam your veggies. Yummy!!! Eat lots of them. Eat veggies til you feel thanksgiving full. Then Jog. Joggong feels good too. Start out small though. Jog like half a block then walk, then jog and so on. but fruits and veggies are my advice. I eat em. I weigh 145, I am 5 foot 8 and I have 4 kids. I don’t look like a super model but I feel great!

Answer #5

I had the same problem for most of my life. It started when I was a kid and persisted into my adult years. Oftentimes, there’s a lot more going on than we’re aware of that causes this problem. Sometimes people think it’s simply emotional eating; other times they think it’s just a bunch of bad habits or an eating disorder.

It’s hard to describe exactly how you feel when this happens, I know, so I’ll post an excerpt from my site that gives a little bit of my personal experience to see if it is congruent with yours. If so, there’s only one way to fix it; the site will tell you how as I don’t have enough room to write everything I would like to here. It’s an unconventional approach, but I guarantee you it works!

Begin excerpt from [link removed]:

Scenario 1:

Ever since I was a kid, I would get around food and suddenly feel an uncontrollable urge to eat. It was almost as if I was magnetically attracted to the food, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t resist it or put it down. Whenever this happened, I would eat until I finished the entire box, package or container, or, until I was almost sick.

Scenario 2:

I would sit down to have a meal, and I would unexplainably continue eating even if I was no longer hungry. I would start to eat, and then for some reason, I couldn’t or didn’t want to stop. It was like something inside of me was driving me to eat more, and before I knew it, I had eaten two or three times as much as I had originally planned.

Continue reading here: [link removed]/

All the best, Alex Hernandez

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