An introduction thread seemed like a good place to start so feel free to tell us as much or as little about yourself as you like.
I'm Kirsty and I founded this group after discovering that there wasn't a group here for people with Selective Eating Disorder here on Daily Strength. I am 28, from Scotland and I am just beginning to realise how badly my diet is affecting me.
Like most SED sufferers, my safe foods are mostly things that are bad for me, carbohydrates mostly with a few other things like burgers and chips thrown in for good measure. I have gained a lot of weight over the last few years and have been trying my hardest to lose it.
I actually formed this group after having a meltdown tonight, my SED made me cry for the first time ever. I normally just eat what I can and get on with things but my recent attempt at weight loss has made me really examine my diet with the help of a weight loss app called Noom. I wont go into detail about the app but it helps you count calories and breaks down foods into three categories, based on how good or bad they are for your weight loss goals. It uses a traffic light scheme to do this and I was in tears earlier realising that mostly everything I eat is amber or red, I tried to make a list of the things I liked that might not be too unhealthy and I came up with ten things, almost all of them were amber and I have reached my amber limit for the day. I long to eat a normal diet but I simply cant.