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Sleep deprivation and binge eating

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fatsomumoftwo Wed 07-Sep-16 10:12:59

I've been trying to count calories at the moment, after having two kids I am now obese. My DS is now 6 months old but he still wakes up at nights and most days I'm exhausted from lack of sleep. That's when I tend to binge eat. It's terrible, I come downstairs and all I can think about is what can I stuff my face with... It's making me depressed that I don't seem to be able to control these urges. The very few days here and there that I've managed to get decent sleep I'm so full energy and determination, exercising and eating salads and then the next day after a bad night of sleeping only 3 hours I sit on the sofa eating cake all day!
Has anyone gone through anything like this and how did you manage to pull yourself together? Please no nasty comments I'm already hating myself enough over this and I don't need anyone else putting me down too...

Mummyof02 Sun 18-Dec-16 07:02:18

Hey mumoftwo I can so relate to your situation my youngest is also only very little and 8 months old I also am a mum of two and being healthy is little ones is so hard! Before I was a mum I was a lot slimmer than I am now and I do think your onto something about the sleep and being healthy. All I can suggest is try manage your time throughout the day -which i know is extremely hard with little ones - but this is the only way you'll be able to have the time to cook/make healthier food and even find time to excercise etc. I recently was eating healthy until I slipped up and got into old habits I am now re starting my diet all over again, life is all about choices and making the decisions and when it comes to dieting you might take three steps back than four steps forward, just do your best to be healthier when you can and over time it will get easier and you will see results, hope this helped x

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