Improving My Relationship With Food

I’ll be talking about my unhealthy relationship with food and my self-destructive habits.

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I am not writing this post to demean myself but as an acknowledgement that I have developed an unhealthy relationship with food.

In my life, I have been diagnosed with chronic depression, an unspecified anxiety disorder and, more recently, Borderline Personality Disorder.
It took a while for me to come to terms with many things, my relationship with food being one.

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I have yet to find, or stick with, a healthy coping mechanism. I swapped between self-harm and binge drinking off and on for years. For the most part, I have overcome those issues, but now my issue is binge eating.

Food became a comfort for me. I’d eat my weight in take-aways, I’d binge chocolate, and I’d happily waste money on any food that would bring me temporary comfort, despite having food in my home.

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This behaviour has impacted my weight and my finances and made my mental health feel much worse.
I need to do better, and I need help to do so. I’ll be bringing this up with my psychiatrist when I talk to them next.
In the meantime, I’ve been Googling some helpful methods of improving a person’s relationship with food, and I’ll be sharing the links in this post.

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