I got a little static yesterday for comparing my food issues with alcoholism or drug addiction. While I will certainly never say that my struggle is as difficult as the one that recovering alcoholics or drug addicts have, I will tell you that it’s not easy to stay on the diet straight and narrow. (By “diet” there I mean eating habits, not a reducing diet, per se.)
I don’t know that I’ve ever admitted this in public and in all seriousness before – I am an emotional binge eater. When I am feeling worthless or hurt, I will eat absurd amounts of food – usually food that is high in fat, sugar and calories. I do this in secret and am deeply ashamed of having done it. That shame eventually leads to another binge. And the cycle goes on and on. I was always a little jealous of those with bulimia, as twisted as that is! They purged and were thin. I didn’t and was obese.
I’m not alone, am I? Some of you are binge eaters, as well.
Here are some of the habits (certainly not a comprehensive list) I used to help me lose the big weight. I’m using them again as I recover from yet another slip up.