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Why can't I stop eating or stop the craving for food?

8 Answers
Last Updated: 06/10/2019 at 6:45am
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Top Rated Answers
MissCarla
June 22nd, 2015 12:40pm
When you go into an over eating episode it can feel impossible to control those urges, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. There are various coping methods you could try which are outlined in the self help guides which you may find useful. It is really important that you don't blame yourself when this happens, its the disorder that is making you act this way.
Anonymous
October 2nd, 2015 7:08am
It may be the type of food you're eating. Unhealthy junk food can often make you crave more sugar and fat. Try eating healthier, filling snacks like nuts, fruits and vegetables.
Finebliss
March 16th, 2015 12:50pm
Food is fueling our existence, as simple as that. In a manner of speaking, by eating we expend our lives. We eat food to live and live to eat food, mostly.
Kiki2145
May 26th, 2015 3:29am
This actually can be an eating disorder called BED. You compulsively eat and eat and gain huge amounts of weight. It is not fun, and it is actually quite serious.
SkyRakerNorthernHigh
June 4th, 2015 12:53pm
coz ur papillaes are working big time ;) That is the most valid explanation I can give to answer your question, well at least medically speaking. Your taste receptors are acting up, sending input signals to your brain at the broadmann areas for taste
DreamOfAloeVera
October 16th, 2015 11:30am
It may be helpful to keep a record of what you eat. I find that sugar and artificial sweeteners tend to make one crave more sugar.. Similar to what MidniteAngel said.. stock up on fruits and vegetables. Protein is also important.
Will19
July 11th, 2017 10:31pm
When the mind is stressed out.... Due to a neolithic gene that persists in us all... The chemical balance causes the brain to signal cravings due to survival purposes.... Usually these foods will be fatty foods..high in carbs and sugars. These repeated food binges lead to habitual behavior...causing the victim to think its okay to treat themselves with food everytime they are feeling under the weather. My names will and this is known as an eating disorder.
Anonymous
June 10th, 2019 6:45am
Because when your body needs something (salt, sugar, protein, etc) it craves it, making control nearly impossible. So nuts and fruit and other healthy foods are a good substitute to junk when cravings hit. Sometimes it’s hard to reject cravings but it’s worth a try. Also, other things such as boredom, sadness, happiness, grief can put you in a mindset that makes you want food more than anything and that is absolutely completely fully one hundred percent normal. And it’s okay to eat, but as long as you are simply just continuing to take care of yourself and make yourself work out and be healthy and keeping carbs and such at a low then you will be fine.