Posted by: Panic | 2013/01/08

May have developed food addiction

Hi there

Have had treatment for depression and anxiety but am now off meds almost a week as everything doctor tried increased my appetite and made me very nauseous.

Trouble is, I wake up ravenous every morning. I go through the day trying to work but constantly thinking about food. I try to only snack and eat healthy stuff. Hardly ever eat sweets or cake. Doesnt matter what I eat - an hour or two later I''m starving again... then I feel panicky in case I''m gonna be sick or faint.

I spend the day obsessing about if I''m going to be eating too much and I can''t concentrate on work for very long. I constantly feel like I''m hungry. I try drinking water instead - eating apples or corn cakes or other fruit and low calorie snacks... I am at the end of my rope, what do I do? How can I train my brain into realising that I don''t need so much food?

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Dear Panic,

Obsessive thoughts around food are challenging at best but could be pointing to a much deeper problem.

We have an amazing Outpatient program aimed at creating a healthy eating and lifestyle change. Have a look at


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