Re: i want to stop chewing and spitting... help
Hi Sunshine - Don't worry - you're not weird and what you do is common with more people than you would know. I used to do the same things as you...and, although I'd consider myself not mentally sick anymore, there are times (like once every 3 months) that I will throw up my food and there are times (like whenever I have junk food in my house - a couple times each week) that I'll do the spit thing. It's gross and I'd like to stop it too, but it's tough because really, there are few side effects to it. Where would you say you are right now? Like, are you in control of your binging and purging? Gaining control over yourself happens over years, not over night. So take your time and be patient. It'll come. As for the spitting, well, it's not wrong, but maybe you could try taking a bite of something, swallowing it, then tossing the rest into the garbage (after mixing it with water or something so you don't pull it out of the garbage)? Slowly, you might stop doing so much chewing and spitting. I hope this helps! Good luck!