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I have an unhealthy attitude towards food

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fairynick Wed 11-Dec-19 19:47:40

And it’s ruining my life.
I was 11st for years. Slightly overweight for my height by just a couple of pounds and, although not happy with my weight, it didn’t sadden me either. I pretty much ate what I wanted and never ever gained or lost any weight. Was a comfortable size 12.
All of a sudden I’m 12st 9lbs and am disgraced. My size 14 clothes don’t fit me and I’m dreading nye because I don’t want to even think about an outfit. I have no clothes and hate the way any of the ones that fit me look.
I’ve realised that my main problem is I have an unhealthy attitude towards food. I see food as a reward, eat as a coping mechanism, and beat myself up afterwards.
I was wondering if anyone knew of any books that I could perhaps read to help me with my poor attitude toward food and eating because I think that by winding this I have a much better chance at weight loss and, more importantly, sustaining weight loss. Thanks in advance!

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HidSal Thu 12-Dec-19 14:07:42

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FiveNightsAtMummys Thu 12-Dec-19 14:17:26

I use to sit on a night and eat and eat crisps and chocolate and I gained alot of weight. I used food for comfort. Anyway I joined sw it was great I lost 6st and I'm now a size 8. However I feel like I've got a unhealthy relationship with food again. I over eat and then cut right back and deprive which then causes me to over eat again etc. Its like I've forgot what's normal. Anyway I've just started reading how to have your cake and skinny Jean's too only on the first few chapters but so much seems to fit with me.

Thestrangestthing Thu 12-Dec-19 14:18:03

Ok Hidsal 😂😂

Im exactly the same, I reward myself with food. I eat when I'm bored. I'm not overweight but I am unhappy, I've gained a stone when I wasn't even really thin before I gained it. If I keep going the way I am I will be overweight very soon.
I can't seem to keep motivated to eat better and exercise, and just fall into the same bad habbits.

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