Overeating

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Overeating

Hi! I'm on recovery and everyday I want to eat something sweet all time and after overeating I feel sooo bad. Im a monster or it's normal???

Hi Bridget,

Congratulations on working towards recovery! That's so great. While recovery looks different for everyone, I think a lot of people in ED recovery can relate to the experience of craving certain kinds of food. EDs can also really mess with your hunger cues and make it hard for your brain/body to interpret when you're hungry. EDs are really complicated and recovery is a complex process. You're definitely not a monster. Are you working with a professional of some kind? Have you talked with them about your cravings? They might have some suggestions of things you can do to combat the cravings and fight that "ED voice". If you want to find out about professionals and other resources near you, you can call or chat online with the NEDA Helpline: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/information-referral-helpline . Here's another great page from NEDA that I love and that you might find helpful: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/self-care-master-post

Please keep us updated on how you're doing! Take it one day at a time, and remember that recovery is possible. :)

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