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16 Nov 2004

Abnormal cravings
Over the past few years of trying to lose weight, I have increasingly noticed a strange pattern of cravings on some days, and being very "good" on my eating plan on others. I go to a dietician and have about 15kg to lose, and a balanced diet to follow, but every now and then (maybe twice a week) I am overwhelmed by an urge to overeat, and will go to a shop and buy a host of fattening, greasy and sugary foods which I will eat in one go alone at home (this habit also often involves vomitting). This is followed by guilt, a few days of being very "good" and then the cravings will hit again. Why do I do this? Is it a physical or mental thing??
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

This is typical binging behaviour, as you describe it, especially when followed by vomiting, and is typical of Bulimia. Seeing a shrink expert in eating disorders might help, as this can become a dominant patern and a disorder in its own right.
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