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I'm a 23 year old food addict and don't know what to do

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MattieB19 Sun 05-May-19 09:26:26

Food seems like my only friend sometimes. I eat when I'm happy, sad, anxious, relaxed.... it's like I live to eat. I think about food all the time. I always give in to food or drink. Life without food seems pointless to me, that's how much of an addict I am. I also seem to fear being hungry. I want to get a handle of this before I lose my fast metabolism.

Any tips on what to do when I have the urge to eat unnecessarily?

Please help.

I have a history of eating disorders and restricting food - no doubt this has contributed to my obsession with food.

gearandloathing Wed 17-Jul-19 17:14:39

check out Never Binge Again by Glenn Livingstone. Its a good way for dealing with cravings/urges.

crazyandlazy Tue 30-Jul-19 17:28:06

Have you spoken to a doctor about this?
They may be able to refer you an eating disorder clinic for help.

absopugginglutely Tue 20-Aug-19 05:20:19

Hi there, I feel your pain.
Hand you ever attended Overeaters Anonymous?
I have gone to it on and off for years and it’s weirdly effective.
It’s worth s try because food addiction is just as miserable as any other.
Hope this helps.
There are loads of meetings all over the country.

PenelopeFlintstone Tue 20-Aug-19 05:28:39

Eating Less by Gillian Riley is another good book to stop addictive eating.

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