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Re: What will it take? Food addiction!

Fuzzy I know I have said this before but you cant have any food in the house that you tend to binge on. No sweets, no carby stuff. Your husband will have to deal with it, if he loves you he will. There is no alcohol in our house. My son who is nearly 22 has some hidden where I cant find it and am guaranteed to never have to look at it or deal with it. When my husband and son partake rarely, they rinse the cups, they wash them and they put them away. It had to be that way. Yes, I am the alcoholic and in theory "they shouldnt have to be deprived because I cant have it". No one needs alcohol. Its not deprivation, its survival for this wife and mom. Its my health, and liver and life. Same for you. Fuzzling and hubby do not need sweets or carby stuff. They will do just fine without them. If hubby wants something you cant control having, he can go out and have it, or if you two get take away or go out, he can have it but it must be thrown away when the meal is over if its not finished. I believe this is the only way for you.

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Trying very hard to resist the chocolate biscuits in the cupboard so instead I had 6 slices of bread with stuff. 6!!!

I thought I could approach this the way I approached quitting smoking but somehow I'm not approaching anything at all.

I wanted to tell the gp yesterday but couldn't get myself to. I did mention my eating habits have become horrible and asked if I could have a general check up done. She didn't ask me any further questions but did agree to a blood test.

How did I quit smoking? I didn't. For about 3 weeks after my quit date I continues smoking. Then I started vaping. For about 2 weeks. Then we went on holiday with my parents who didn't know I smoked so I couldn't anyway. After that I exercised like crazy whenever I got restless. Is there anyway I can translate this to dealing with my food addiction?

It seems so doable now. Now that I'm feeling sick from eating 6 huge slices of bread. I always wake up with the best of intentions but they never last long. I don't even need to get hungry. I just need to not feel sick to start binge eating.

My BMI has actually crossed 30. I'm officially obese now.
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Underlying condition like depression?
Yes. Let me start with
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Based on your recent posts and possible overlaps w/ ADHD there may be quite a few symptoms for depression.

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Fuzzy I know I have said this before but you cant have any food in the house that you tend to binge on. No sweets, no carby stuff. Your husband will have to deal with it, if he loves you he will. There is no alcohol in our house. My son who is nearly 22 has some hidden where I cant find it and am guaranteed to never have to look at it or deal with it. When my husband and son partake rarely, they rinse the cups, they wash them and they put them away. It had to be that way. Yes, I am the alcoholic and in theory "they shouldnt have to be deprived because I cant have it". No one needs alcohol. Its not deprivation, its survival for this wife and mom. Its my health, and liver and life. Same for you. Fuzzling and hubby do not need sweets or carby stuff. They will do just fine without them. If hubby wants something you cant control having, he can go out and have it, or if you two get take away or go out, he can have it but it must be thrown away when the meal is over if its not finished. I believe this is the only way for you.
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Based on your recent posts and possible overlaps w/ ADHD there may be quite a few symptoms for depression.

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I'm not depressed Tom. Just stressed and very, very tired. And who knows. I might have ADHD after all.
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Re: What will it take? Food addiction!

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Re: What will it take? Food addiction!

Hi Fuzzy!

Iím addicted to carbs too...love bread and soda, Iíll eat a whole loaf with a 2 liter if they let me. My friends call me a sugar monster.

One thing I did to curb all my sugar/carb cravings was to get on the ketogenic diet. I donít really have cravings anymore, when I do itís so tiny that itís controllable...knowing that even a bite of the wrong food can mess up ketosis for days is enough to help me abstain.
Keto helps because there isnít a blood sugar crash that followed the insulin spike that was triggered by overeating carbs. Blood sugar stays very steady and fats and proteins keep you fuller longer. I loved the videos I saw about keto on a YouTube channel called ďwhat Iíve learnedĒ

I also quit coffee during the months I was starting keto, that was dreadful. Caffeine withdrawal is real and can last many months. I wasnít aware I was addicted to caffeine or all the negative effects it was having on me. I recently started drinking again, to confirm that the depressed state I was in was in fact due to quitting caffeine, and to make a better plan for quitting again (weaning off it) or limiting myself to one cup a day.

I think most underestimate how much caffeine affects them. even regular use overtime builds tolerance and failing to re-dose in time makes people cranky and zaps will power.

I donít know how much coffee (if any at all) you drink per day but if you do drink multiple cups a day Iíd suggest trying to wean off to see if it helps.
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I'm not depressed Tom. Just stressed and very, very tired. And who knows. I might have ADHD after all.
Think you might. A high functioning one.
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I'm not depressed Tom. Just stressed and very, very tired. And who knows. I might have ADHD after all.
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for some reason I've always felt your posts strongly (who knows, could just be some projective process)

the confusion, self doubt (maybe some shame) , ups and downs ... just reminds me so much of my own emotional dysregulation and makes me so sad for you

fleeting glimpses of something just aint right...

they are very valid, and I think you are one of the most courageous people I've had to the pleasure to meet. the way you put your feelings on display

you have ADHD, that's obvious. but diagnosing isnt my job. What i do know is sometimes your emotions cause you to suffer. they cause me to suffer too

you arent alone
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I've put on about 4kg in the last few weeks and I've just had a freaking box of brownies.
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