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So this is my first time ever using one of these things, but

So this is my first time ever using one of these things, but it is hard to find people who understand the food struggle. It is hard to find people who don't judge you based on how much you eat. To give you a little background....I am one of those people who lost a lot of weight and then gained it back plus more. I do exercise some. I like to run or bike, but my eating habits are not great. This has always been a struggle for me because when I am lonely, food is there. When people upset me, food is there. Food is comforting, and that's why I have a hard time in this area. Any tips on what to do when food is a huge source of your comfort?

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May 8

It’s overeaters anonymous

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May 8

I’m finding that sometimes it’s the simplest things that are helpful to me. I’ve been tracking what I eat via MyFitnessPal and journaling when I’m triggered to eat and what I’m feeling in that moment. Both things are keeping me more mindful of what I’m doing and how my emotions are connected to the feeling of wanting to eat. The not being present in the moment is what gets me every time with over eating. It’s definitely a numbing behavior. I’m working to break that cycle.

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May 22

Once you understand what your emotional mind is trying to protect you from with BE, you can explore other forms of support. One of the biggest ones is being among people who accept you, BE and all. OA is a good resource, as someone mentioned. I'm in ACA (adult children of alcoholics, and other dysfunctional homes) and discovered I have so much in common with so many people, all struggling with similar issues - codependency, addictive behavior, isolation, difficulties with friendships, etc.. It's made such a huge difference for me. The local crisis line can refer you to other resources (you don't have to be in crisis to call them), and they're there to support you any time you're feeling low. Glad you found this website. <3

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