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Hi there. Today, I prayed all the way to work about my addi

Hi there.
Today, I prayed all the way to work about my addiction. Food. I am 37 years old and an emotional eater. I recently managed to loose 16kgs but after going through an emotional time picked up 9 again. I feel so disappointed in myself. I am getting married in 10 months and the way I am now I am not going to fit into my beautiful dress.

I just lost control of everything. Went back to my old eating habits, not doing anything physical.
My question is, how do I beat this addiction? Food is an addiction to me. I feel like a failure. Over eating is ruining my life. But is struggle to stop. Advice would be appreciated.

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Aug 14

Thinking about you today. How is life going right now? Have you found a counselor or a support group?
Hoping and praying you are having better recovery. Hugs to you!

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Aug 14

yolandie1981 It sounds like you know what to do to keep your weight down, but you're just going through a bad patch right now. You need to find out what is making you feel the way you think. What are those triggers and try not to pull on them so you can get back on track? You are not alone. We all need help need to find your path.

Aug 19

Hi Yolandie, glad to hear from you! Just want you to know there is hope and recovery from this! Christian counseling, support groups, and reading have helped me make great progress. I truly believe my own issues with food have been mostly a spiritual battle and recovery has come through my understanding of that and willingness to ask God and others for help. Christian counseling gave me a place to vent, identify triggers and childhood issues, and gain new strategies on how to eat and deal with life in a Christlike way.
Support groups like Overeaters Anonymous, OA, a program similar to AA, but for food addiction, helped me learn new strategies to deal with my issues without going to food and have accountability to others. You might want to see if there is one in your area. Books about the spiritual struggles with food like "Made to Crave" helped me to know I am not alone and there is hope. Here is its link, if you are interested. Praying for you to have hope and peace today. You can do this!

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