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    Desperate to stop over eating but I can't control myself

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    My eating is completely out of control. I have always struggled with portion sizes - eating far too much. I am overeating to the point of binging and has been ongoing for years but has escalated since my husband's shifts have changed and I'm alone in the evening more.

    I eat almost always in secret and some evenings I literally do not stop all night. I have gained significant weight over the last few months despite losing three stones a few yrs ago. I just don't know how to break free. I feel desperate. I have been considering making myself sick after binging but I cannot bring myself to do it. I fear this is a scary point to be at but the more I try and control my eating the worse it becomes.

    All the advice out there says just eat when you are hungry but I am rarely hungry. I physically can't stop myself and then as I'm eating I feel so upset, angry and disgusted that I just eat more. I work full time in a senior job and am married with two small children. I do at least exercise.

    What should I do?
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