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  1. I rarely don't eat however if something really, really bad happens I forget to eat. Just not interested, no one really notices and I guess it makes me feel more in control but it's not something I do on purpose and I think it can be a normal stress reaction.
  2. It's a bit like when people say to me when they know I'm on a specific diet, "Can you not just eat half of what's in front of you" when asking why I won't eat out. It really annoys me because I know if I do that I'll end up hungry because I won't have had the right quantities, right proportions of protein/carbs and veg. If I don't get that right I don't maintain strength and I'll lose muscle. The other thing that annoys me is people thinking going out to eat is a treat. Most of the time it isn't because I'm presented with things that set me off - not whilst I'm there but later on whilst alone.
  3. Losing weight is hard and unless you can perform hours and hours of exercise every day, it's all down to diet. As simple as that but people don't realise what you have to do(I'm talking 'other' people). I keep my weight between certain limits for a sport, people commend me on it but think they are being nice by offering me a 'treat' or can't understand why I don't want to eat out or have a glass or two of wine with them. "It's only one", unfortunately if I gave in every time someone said that I wouldn't achieve what I do, and sitting in a place with people eating cakes, junk food etc is not my idea of fun when in heavy training. I have a history of EDs, bulimia and binge/comfort eating. I could very easily be obese, I once put two stone on in 2 months and I blamed it on some medication which made me groggy. Really I was still eating too much. One thing I did do which made a difference was when moving house I left my scales behind. This broke my daily, constant weighing habit and was incredibly freeing. Something which really annoys me is when I tell my partner, or other people I've gained a bit too much so have to get strict for a while, who then say "Oh you are still lovely whatever weight or size you are". This makes me feel as if I'm not taken seriously and I know if I keep a check on my weight, it makes it easier when I have to prepare for the performance season ie I don't have to diet or train so intensely which is better for me, other people, and my body. A few people around me are learning, others simply say can you not just eat less when we eat out. My sports specific diet is one which makes sure I get enough protein, the right carbs and the right fats in the right amounts. The average meal out doesn't have enough protein, or starchy carbs and sugars only set me off on binges. So it's quite the reverse. I suppose most people have been brought up on the idea a weight control 'diet' means not eating very much, and 'treats' have become common place - this is where it all goes wrong and gets frustrating! "I enjoy good food" is the phrase which really gets me. If good food is fatty, or sugary processed stuff yes it's nice but I personally can't control it, it gets out of hand and then I feel rubbish. If I eat unprocessed, basic foods yes it's boring but I generally feel a lot better in the long term and I don't tend to go off on binges after it.
  4. I was like this for years but wasn't on any medication at all. I'd wake from nightmares and automatically head for the kitchen. If I sleep during the day, cat nap which does generally help with energy levels, I'll often also wake wanting to eat. What got me off it was (a) removing easily grabbed tasty food and (b) having to go on a strict sports specific diet, my success for the sport I loved depended on me sticking to the diet and because I was so determined and dedicated I managed it. I would put a litre of water by my bed with BCAA (aminos) powder in it and forced myself to drink that whenever I woke. It did return a bit after I got through the serious phase of my sport but I killed it again by getting another goal, and going back to having the amino drink. I believe it becomes a habit and once broken it goes away. The drink I think really helps and might be something for you to try.
  5. I'm a person who has used Naltrexone as per the Sinclair Method (1 x 50mg 1 hour before drinking alcohol) to beat my destructive drinking and save my life. Now I no longer drink alcoholically the old binge, comfort eating and bulimia has come to the fore. I've always had a tendency to over eat but I can be so controlled at other times. I'm also an athlete but do have a proper nutrition plan which I do stick to however when I let loose I really let loose. This is affecting my confidence, my work and my sport. I am really fed up and want to change. Since I already have a Naltrexone prescription and support from my GP (I'm UK based) I'd like to explore using it to help with these issues. I've also had approximately 60 hours of therapy with a PCC/TA private counsellor, which I'm currently doing as part of a group although I've booked myself a 1-2-1 this week so I can bring this issue to the fore instead of thinking I can deal with it and it'll go away. If anyone can help me with how to use Naltrexone as part of this I'd appreciate it. I'm not on any other meds although I was prescribed Prozac about 15 years ago. If anyone would like to know what the Sinclair Method is here's a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Method it works on directly breaking the link between alcohol and endorphins, for me this means I no longer have any cravings for alcohol whether I take Naltrexone or not. I only have to take the Naltrexone when I drink in order to maintain this, and I drink like a 'normal' person - ie can get drunk if I want, or decide one glass is enough. Alcohol just doesn't bother me on the days I don't drink or take the med.
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