Our expert says:
Eating Disorders Expert
You seem to realize that there are no particular feelings that trigger your overeating, but it’s nevertheless clear that you do not eat in response to your physical appetite. What you describe, though, sounds more like binge-eating, as you eat quantities that result in you actually feeling nauseous. Amongst other things, your weight is a serious health concern and you are extremely lucky that you have not yet developed a type II diabetes or another medical complication associated with your obese state. It is just a matter of time for that is inevitable. What I hope, for your sake, is that you do not only respond with a healthy plan of action once you have developed a serious physical complication. You say that you are not in a position to consult with a dietician, but I would suggest you a least post a question with the DietDoc in order to prepare yourself for a shift in eating lifestyle. You responded well to a sensible plan when in hospital years ago, and you would likely respond favourably again, but you need to act now, before your morbidly obese status devastates you in every arena of your life. You will certainly not need to (and shouldn’t) eat salads all day long. As I advise continually on this forum, get yourself an individualised moderated and balanced dietary plan that will help you to lose weight gently. Even at your weight, there are physical exercises you can do to assist in your weight loss and improved physical health. You get plenty of carbohydrate, but you will need to integrate plenty of protein into your diet as well. Also, try to become more aware of how you are feeling emotionally. Although you say that you overeat on all feelings, I suspect that certain uncomfortable feelings are more provocative than others in leading you to overeating.
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