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    Oh hun im so sorry you are going through this im am always here to vent to (if u dont know who I am on here, im on your FB, from your old July group, with a son whose name begins with D ) and I will never ever judge. Xoxo

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    I have sent you a pm.

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    People who have never experienced any type of addiction will never understand what it is like to know something is bad for you,know it is killing you, but you do it because you simply cannot stop.

    I was addicted to something in the past, and nothing anybody said to me was going to help. Not 'do it for your family', or 'You are not going to be around if you carry on doing this to yourself'....silly people, they actually think we have a choice, that we are choosing to be addicted.

    What helped me was distraction. That was it. No counselling, no talking it through with someone or trying to understand why I did it....you need something to distract you right in that moment when you are reaching for the food...and yeah, you are going to be miserable and cranky, because you are not allowing yourself to give in to yourself. I used to get mad at myself.....I know it sounds silly .....but I would reach for it and go you know what, Fck you, you aren't having it, I win..you lose'. Then I would get myself as far away from it as possble.I felt like I had a little bit of control back. Ofcourse sometimes it won, but a lot of the time I did too, which made me feel like there was hope.

    It was a looong struggle, and there are days when I find myself wanting to slip back..but I fight it, it's all we can do right.



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    I go through stages where I do overeat compulsively. You don't even enjoy the food, and it brings the self loathing and shame, hiding wrappers etc.

    There are psychologists who specialise in eating issues. There is also a book on mindful eating: http://www.savorthebook.com/

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    I wish I could offer you some advise that could help but I hope that your doctors are able to help you work through it.

    I am in no way trying to make it seem like it means nothing but have you tried chewie? Maybe by chewing it it would trick your mind into thinking your eating something.

    I only offer this as a suggestion because I to have food issues and at the moment I can't get enough of cheeseburgers well double cheese burgers actually because they are only $2 (chraper than a single cheeseburger) I brought 2 the other day scoffed them down and felt sick and more miserable after it than I did before. But it seems when I have a chewie I forget about food.

    I wish you luck I think a food issue is the hardest the deal with because you haw to eat to survive. You don't have to have drugs or smokes or alcohol but food you har to have which makes it hard I think because it's not something you can give up. It's a forever fight.

    Good luck big hugs from me

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    I have never been addicted to drugs, alcohol or smoking but I think that overcoming a food addiction is much harder because unlike the examples given you have to eat to survive - it isn't an option and so the temptation is always there you cannot escape it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louellyn View Post
    I have never been addicted to drugs, alcohol or smoking but I think that overcoming a food addiction is much harder because unlike the examples given you have to eat to survive - it isn't an option and so the temptation is always there you cannot escape it.
    this. I think it would be really hard.

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    I understand a bit of how you feel.

    I don't have compulsive overeating disorder but sometimes I eat despite feeling sick and knowing I shouldn't and it will make me feel worse. I have gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) which means I should only eat small amounts at a time and avoid certain food which is basically anything nice!

    I often will want to eat so badly despite not being hungry and feel so deprived that I am not supposed to that I do it anyway and make myself sick. I hate myself for it as I feel so ill and know I have done it to myself. In some ways it is compulsive I suppose. The food meant to nourish me makes me sick and I still keeping eating it.

    So although we have different conditions I understand how hard it is.

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    I'm an over eater. Its destroying my life too. I'm starting to feel it destroying my body. I went from exercise bullemia at 11yo, to starvation to bingeing and yo yo dieting but everything fails because I'll always binge.

    I've been addicted to pot a few years ago and I always say to DF, food addiction is SO much harder! You can't just quit eating, you need to eat to survive!

    Like you say its hard because we are viewed as lazy and slobby, its not the case - I KNOW how to lose weight, I KNOW how to eat well, I KNOW what's nutritious and what's not, but its literally something that just takes over. Even this morning at 8am I made DF get me a family block of chocolate even though last night I told myself today would be the new start. I stuffed up today, and I'll probably stuff up tomorrow too!

    If you need a chat, PM me, you're most definitely not alone! xx

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    You poor bugger. I used to be a terrible emotional eater, so I understand what you mean re: it's hard to control during times of stress. I ended up having hypnotherapy to help me manage it. I still have bad days, but mostly I can control it. I hope you can find a solution that works for you.


 

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