Going Well For A Few and Bang Its all over

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kaza's picture
Joined: 29 Jan 2008

Hi all. I really dont know where to turn anymore im 26 years old and have 2 young kids. Everytime the kids do something naughty or give me a hard time i run to food. This emotional eating has made me put 3 kgs on back from my 27kgs i've lost. Its got me really down. My husband was sent to the doctor last week cuz he is now suffering from depression so now im feeling lonely. and have to deal with his moods of always being tired so everything is me me me. so then i run to food again. I just need someone to lead me in the right way.

Jennifer_Jackson (not verified)
Jennifer_Jackson's picture
I'm sorry to hear that.

That's sad to hear Kaza, but I can sympathize. I'm positive things will get better for you in time! 

mhermannsen's picture
Joined: 31 May 2011
Re: Going Well For A Few and Bang Its all over

I can totally sympathise! What I've found is that I treat myself occasionally with home-made sweets. I replace the sugar with xylitol which hasn't any effect on blood sugar levels.

If you google gluten-free recipes, you'll find lots of really nice dessert recipes that use healthier flours than wheat. For example, I started making biscuits out of ground almonds, xylitol and egg white. Tastes just like marzipan!

There is a great website http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com full of awesome dessert recipes!

I've decided for myself that once I'm done with the program and lost the weight, I'll plan the occasional treat and make it one I really like and that's not too bad for me rather than buy sugary rubbish full of really bad stuff.

Hope this helps a bit - I'll be spending the next few weeks planning some nice treats for myself...


aiva leff's picture
Joined: 21 Mar 2011
Re: Going Well For A Few and Bang Its all over

Yeah, i can relate i can emotionally eat but have constant cravings for sugar, hich i havent eeaten in ver a year in a 12 step program. y do i have these? will i ever be able to eat sugar saftly?

Dr. Winnie Abramson's picture
Joined: 11 Sep 2007
"going well then its over"

It is very common for many of us to go to food when we are feeling sad, lonely, etc...the problem is the food doesn't help and we end up feeling so much worse when we have to deal with any weight gain that may result. Each day you have a new opportunity for things to be different. Find other things that give you pleasure besides food. Exercise, hobbies, playing with children and pets...the list goes on and on. I recently took up knitting and I find it relaxing and fun when I am feeling stressed about other things. It sounds like your husband is having a hard time and that is hard on you, so take care of yourself. We are here for you if you want to talk more.
Dr. Winnie Abramson