Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with your diet, but the positive part of your situation is that you are prepared to use a balanced diet and exercise to achieve your goals. From what you say, it seems that you may be using food and eating as a comfort or a refuge. Then again it is also possible that you are suffering from depression which can cause dramatic weight gains. Because both these possibilities are related to your psychological state, I would recommend that you find out if there is a clinical psychologist in your area who is prepared to assist you with what is close to an Eating Disorder. If you have a gp then you can ask him to refer you. Otherwise it may be an idea to ask at your local hospital or medical clinic. Otherwise consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will know where you can obtain psychological support so that you can stick to your diet and exercise.
Holding thumbs that you can sort this out.
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