I am beginning to realise that I may infact have been suffering from a binge eating disorder for the past 7 months.
My troublesome relationship with food began last December, when I went on a 'successful' (in terms of weight loss) diet.. I lost half a stone and felt great about it, since it was the first time in years I'd weighed less than 9 stone!
However trying to keep the diet up over Christmas lead to one of my first binges during the new year period, i could no longer fight off the cravings for sweet and sugary foods that come along during the festive period... and the binge felt great.
Since then I have been on and off of dieting. I start a new diet, can't stick to it, eat a 'forbidden food' and think hey ive messed up once it wont make a difference what i eat now might aswell eat whatever, and then start eating "healthy" again on the next Monday.
This has led to weight creeping up on me and my weight now fluctuates around 9st 10... now this is not overweight for my height, however I feel unless I can stop this bad habit, then eventually overweight is where I will end up. I feel embarrassed and shameful about the weight i have put on and my behaviour towards food. I often hide food from my family and eat it in secret so they do not realise the extent to which i am eating. I believe the reason my weight gain hasn't sored is because of the amount of exercise I do already, but I won't always do this much exercise in years to come and I know if i don't change my ways now then i will be struggling with my weight for a long time.
Has anyone been through a similar scenario? or knows of any ways i can get back to normal! I've forgotten what even is normal...
I don't really have any close friends that I feel i can trust telling, and i don't know how to explain to my parents about it either...
I have a Binge Eating Disorder Watch
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- 22-07-2014 16:06
It sounds like you're going through a bit of a tough time at the moment. If you're concerned you could make an appointment to see your GP. They'd be able to get you the support you need.
Or you could visit http://www.b-eat.co.uk/get-help/. They are specialised for helping people with eating disorders, and can offer you support to help you overcome it.
I hope things get better for you soon