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Tier 3 weight management, will it work for me?

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Lonergirl1999 Wed 06-May-20 22:07:42

Hello everyone on here!

I'm 20 years of age, I have no children, but I thought that you all seem like an active website and I thought I'd like to join! :D I would like children one day, but I have to meet the right man in my life, and I need to sort my mental and physical health out first (plus I want to pursue my career!).

I'll tell you a bit about myself first. I come from the UK; I am from Essex to be precise. I have autism (Asperger's), mental health issues and some physical issues as well.

I got referred to a tier 3 weight management in Cambridgeshire. However, I'm really scared it won't work because my eating problems are more mental than physical. Let me explain. I had an assessment for an eating disorder back in October 2019, but they said that all my eating issues were to do with my OCD (please note that OCD ISN'T a quirk or disorder about cleaning - please do your research!). I know I have mental health issues, but bloody hell, I do have insight of them! I know what's my OCD and what isn't my OCD, and binge eating is not a part of my OCD! So, I was told that I don’t have a binge eating disorder and that I needed to get motivated to lose weight! Even though I get distressed by my eating since these last 2 years.

I’m so scared that they’ll tell me the same stuff, like, “get motivated” etc. I know I need to lose weight, but at the same time, I need someone to understand that I can’t just do it with a snap of a finger. I know how to eat well and what to eat in order to lose weight, but it’s implementing it that’s difficult for me. I’m worried that they won’t understand that.

Thanks all.

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TheHarryFormerlyKnownAsPrince Wed 06-May-20 22:11:18

A friend of mine has found the tier 3 weight management service really understanding with similar issues. Like you, I was concerned that they would make her feel guilty and not understand the issues.

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