Re: Can't lose weight when I can't stop eating!
I just wanted to clarify something that you said earlier about the anorexics controling the food and bingers having the food control them. This could not be more untrue. I have been anorexic for 6 years and i can tell you that even though it may seem that anorexics are "in control" of the food they eat they are far from it. when you are in a restrictive mode everything is about what you eat and don't eat, how long you go without food, what time you eat at, how long it takes you to eat, where you eat, how much you work out to burn it off, it never ends, so much of your mental power (and there isn't much to start with when you are so malnourished) is dedicated to OBSESSING about food. So in reality the food does control you, it determines everything from whether or not you can meet your friend for dinner to what route you take home from work. when i was in a really restrictive phase recently i once stood in a grocery for 35 minutes picking out an apple because i was all that i was going to eat for 3 days, i mean i was so obsessed with that one apple that i stood there for 35 minutes! if that isn't food controlling my life, i don't know what is.