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Having trouble with food.

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Butterfly484

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Since the new year, I’ve made it my priority to eat well. I’ve been doing a good job. But eating has become something that makes me very nervous. I spend about 80% of each day thinking about food or preparing meals or worrying about my weight. For three months I did a pretty good job but I did a lot of restricting and it was really hard. Now, I’m back from a trip to New York and I am falling into old habits and I’m eating so much. I feel like I’m eating out of stress or anxiety. For example, for dinner I’ll purposely go overboard and I’ll eat two slices of pizza, a Corndog, two chicken tenders, rice, and vegetables. I know it’s bad and I want to stop eating but I just can’t. It’s horrible. And I’ll feel so bad afterward and when I shower I’ll start crying. Eating seems like a coping mechanism for me. Meanwhile, not eating also feels like a coping mechanism. Regardless, I can’t stop thinking about my weight and I feel very self conscious, especially of my legs. Food is making me so nervous. Have any advice?
 
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just me Amy

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i know how you feel i really do i sometimes go on a diet it not last very long. then my bad eating habits are back again and i eat lots as i have depression and anxiety. lot of it is comfort eating with me. in someways i believe i will fix inside first like anxiety, feel better in myself self then i work on losing weight. its not easy
 
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bluebird563

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Don't be too hard on yourself! Try and take it one day at a time. What really helps me is if I wake up and immediately do something to get my day off to a good healthy start. Whether it's going to the gym, arranging to walk or hike with friends, do something in a social setting that takes your mind off of food. If you can get past the first few hours with having a really healthy start to your day (maybe meet with friends and treat yourself to a healthy breakfast or smoothie and socializing while eating will help take your mind off of the actual food) it should help!! I know it's really hard but if you can fight the urge for the first couple of days it will help you feel motivated and happy with yourself and help get you on the right track!!If you slip up don't worry. I also find hot yoga helps me so much it regulates your metabolism and helps even out food cravings. If you don't like hot yoga maybe you could try any yoga or some exercise class that is fun and helps you feel good and takes your mind off of things. Good luck!!! I know it's so hard but you're making the step by reaching out for support!! you've got this!!
 
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BellJin

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I know how it feels, because I spend a lot of time thinking about food, how not to eat too much and stuff
 
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AnxiousE

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i haven't posted here yet because I thought I was getting better, but now I feel like I'm falling back into old habits again. I'm definitely filling a void sometimes. like i don't have a lot to do so I eat. other times i feel more hungry than I actually am and get sick feeling after. that of course makes me feel bad...and also makes me not feel good enough to exercise off those extra calories. other times, i feel i eat less and so i'm still hungry and that makes me hangry...it's like there's just no winning!

maybe that's why i didn't post. i can't really offer any help. only sympathy. :)
 
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