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Huge weight gain due to emotional eating

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WaferInMyCoffee Sat 06-Jun-15 12:47:17

I have anxiety, depression, and some traits of dissociative disorder. I have good days and bad, like anyone.

Food is my constant.

I have gained so much weight recently because when I am having a bad day i reach for food, it is such a comfort. When I am depressed I find it hard to motivate myself to cook. So I go to the chippy.

When I feel like nothing is real, when whatever I do is completely inconsequential, then i eat and eat and eat because it is something I feel I can connect with.

I hate what I see when I look in the mirror. I'm a horrible shape, all flabby overhang stomach and fat thighs.

I've tried diet clubs but they bring their own issues with them and I can't seem to make it work.

I am in group therapy but I hate being the fat one and just last week we talked about food and appetite and 3 other people talked about how they lose weight when depressed as they can't eat. Oh, how I wish I could "not eat" when depressed!

I feel down about my weight, then I eat to cheer myself up, I convince myself that how I feel when I eat is more important than how I feel about being fat, then I look in the mirror and I am really horrified! It's an awful cycle and I feel desperate!

Has anyone broken the awful cycle of disordered eating as a symptom of other mental health issues?

People like katie Hopkins who say fat people are just lazy, or those people who tell me to just"eat less, move more" have no bloody idea the mess that is going on in my head!!

Aquamarine70 Sun 07-Jun-15 08:57:05

Your Dr would be the best person to help. If you explain how you are feeling. You could get a diet plan & there may be other help that you could access. Are you on any medication? A referral to a dietician may help you understand the food groups and eating healthily & could suggest a diet plan. I have depression with anorexia & I saw a dietician & it really helped what I should be eating. She went through my diet & could see what I was lacking & made suggestions. I had some cartons of drink that has lots of vits & nutrients for when I didn't feel like eating.

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