I am new to the food addiction concept. I have been an addict for all my life. it started early childhood. spending my lunch money on candy before school. sneaking food to my room, never happy unless I was eating. my weight went up and down throughout my life now I'm 50 and the heaviest I've ever been. I recently had a heart scare. basicly my heart is getting tired of carying all this weight. 300lbs. My therapist suggested OA but I'm not a super religious person. I didnt like the emphasis they but on it. I am wondering if this is a place where I can get support and advise?
Over the last three years, I gained 60 lbs. I used to be 140lbs. Somehow I managed to eat and drink myself into the land of obesity. My friends and colleagues noticed more than I did, and now when I look in the mirror, I don’t recognize myself. I’m a social worker in a supervisory role, so I attribute my eating as a coping mechanism to handle the stress that comes along with the job. For the...
I always know my cycle is coming up because I get a) super impatient and irritable and b) want more than life itself to shove my entire face into a bag of chips or a thing of fries (preferably from Five Guys) and not come back up until I've ridden out the food coma. Does anyone else deal with this every month? Have any recommended strategies for riding it out without falling off the wagon?