I have bulimia - well I used to have bulimia now I have ‘atypical bulimia’ but I’m not sure how relevant that is.
TL/DR: trying to become healthy, is this viable for someone with an eating disorder? Professional opinions or opinion from experience really appreciated.
I desperately need to lose weight but I’ve been trying for years and always end up in a b/p cycle (over eat so throw up so over eat…)
I’ve managed to get some of the purging under control after CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) but the over eating is still there and if anything is getting worse.
Over the past two years I have gained about 4 stone and I was already over weight.
I currently weigh approx. 17.5 stone and I’m 5’3 and female so I’m dangerously overweight. But I have a very bad relationship with food. I struggle with an addiction to sugary sweet food and drink, binge eating and large portion sizes. I’ve tried all sorts of diets, had therapists and nutritionists and I’m at the end of my tether.
Has anyone with an eating disorder tried this healthily? And I don’t mean to achieve weight loss goals of the disordered mind; I mean to help them maintain an actually healthy diet and head towards a healthy weight (if they aren’t already of a healthy weight).
I can’t afford to latch on to another thought disordered idea, become more ill, and spiral again. But if there is a chance this could help me kick my addictions I need to know.
If you know anything about diet, nutrition, addiction, eating behaviour etc please let me know?