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Eating Disorders Expert
This forum is quite new, and I suggest you read a few of the other questions and answers, as your problem is a popular one that seems to be recurring. I guess I need to place some “Frequent Q&As” when I get a chance. You are really caught in a cycle, trying to lower your weight, but the restriction catapulting you into the inevitable bingeing cycle when you are starved. You visit your nutritionist weekly, where it seems necessary to have it validated (is it for yourself or your nutritionist) that your weight has not increased? Take a look at what that is about. You also say that you are suffering from depression. Are you receiving help for that by way of therapy and/or medication, as the “comfort eating, is not a good prescription, and is not going to help you to feel any better about yourself? Between a therapist and your nutritionist, look at the symbolism that food holds for you. Does it fill an empty emotional space, and do you need to polish off the whole packet of chips for fear of feeling deprived if something is left behind? Your nutritionist might also need to (if she/he has not already done so) educate you about food groups and the effects of rollercoaster blood sugar levels, as your chaotic eating habits might be as a result of both psychological and physiological mechanisms.
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