Posted by: binge | 2006/10/30

apples n all

hi there

sorry for my vent now:
i feel like such a pig, because i ate so many apples,i didnt think it was humanly possible to eat so many! i binged on apples and i am so scared that it is going to become a habit. I do not want to pick up weight.

i know this is probably a silly question...but could there be an explanation for this strange phenomena?

it is too embarrassing to tell someone,because it is abnormal :(

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Dear Reader
If this is a once-off occurrence then it may just have been triggered by frustration or some craving. If you do this regularly with all kinds of foods, then you may well be on the way to developing an eating disorder like bulimia. So forget about this one incident, but if it should recur then go for professional help. Anorexia, bulimia and orthorexia are Eating Disorders, which need to be treated with a team approach. Please consult a clinical psychologist (they are listed in the Yellow Pages under 'Psychologists' or you can ask your gp to refer you), to help you work out what underlying psychological problems are driving you to self-destruct and to learn most positive ways of dealing with these problems. You should also consult a clinical dietitian to assist you to get back to eating normally again. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. If you are in Gauteng then it may help to contact Tara Hospital as they have an Eating Disorder clinic (phone (011) 783-2010. In Cape Town and environs you can contact the Kenilworth Clinic (021) 797-1400 and in KwaZulu Natal there is Riverview Manor (033) 701-1911, or contact them on:
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