Posted by: lala | 2009/02/19

weight gain

Hi Doc

I need your help. I left SA 8 months ago, i am now in London. I' m in my late twenties..I have been a perfect size 34, tall went to gym regularly, disciplined with what i eat all my life. But after the relocation, i find myself 10 kg heavier.I am fat and unhappy. I do not have discipline, i eat sweets crisps and biscuits ...Now i feel depressed. I have tried to follow a healthy diet but struggle as the food here is different. I end up pigging out on choccolates..

How do i get back to an eating plan. I had a support structure in SA, i use to visit a dietitian etc..Here, it is not so easy to gain access to such experts..Please help, as i have started having suicidal thoughts..

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Dear Lala
From what you say, I think that your overeating and loss of control are due to depression. You may be missing your family, friends, SA, your support structure and all the beloved familiar things you were used to. You mention that you are depressed, that you are gorging on chocolates and feeling suicidal. My advice would be to try and see a clinical psychologist. I don't know how one arranges this in the UK, but you could start by seeing a private gp and asking him/her to refer you the psychologist. You need support to get your life sorted out again and you may need antidepressants, so start taking some proactive steps to get back into your healthy eating habits and exercise.
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Posted by: Bambi | 2009/02/20

The doc always gives great advice.

So, go to your GP asap and then come and chat to Crystal at Diet.Friends at yahoo . com and she will tell you where to find chat.

I would have suggested the Weight loss forum but there are some nasties there at the moment that are very discouraging...

Take care of' ll get through it.

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Posted by: lala | 2009/02/19

Thanks Bambi I feel even more low this morning. I had to force myself to eat! I feel my relationship with food has gone so wrong!

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Posted by: Bambi | 2009/02/19

The Uk is very strict with labelling, so you' ll find that even McD' s has the nutritional information on the packaging. So, it should be easier for you to stay within your your Kj' s for the day...

You' ll be fine...just don' t restrict yourself...moving is stressful enough. Stay away from the pubs and entertain at home. Good luck...

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