Ask an expert
Question

28 Jul 2011

Food
I dont know what to do.
Once I have something to eat for the day, I set myself up for eating all day. I want to eat everything and anything.
Couple of months ago I decided to try not eating which has worked out well for me, I skip breakfast, lunch and only have abit of supper.

Thing is when I eat in the evening there is not much time left befors I sleep that I can spend eating... besides that I am rather hungry by that time but am however only able to eat a bit of food as I get full quicker.

I''ve tried the eating healthy, not snacking, snacking, nothing works but not eating at all.
I have seen a dietician, I am healthy, nothing wrong but nothing works for me.
The reason I started trying to figure what works for me where food is concerned is because I was always slim, I started getting fat and just could not take it anymore. I have since lost about 10kgs, which is what I was 5yrs ago.

I do feel abit drained some days because of the fact that I do not eat anything but its better than not eating all day and having cravings. Why is it that I have this much self control when deciding not to eat at all compared to when I do eat?
I wish I could just have control of myself when I do eat but on the other hand it has saved me lots of time not to mention money.

The problem is ppl are starting to watch what and when I eat so I just pretend I ate when they were away etc as they make a big deal about it since I''ve lost weight as I wasnt over weight to start with. If it is fine with me, isnt it fine since it is working for me.
Answer 466 views
Expert
CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Ok, dysfunctional eating behavior, and apparently a variety of Eating Disorder. A psychologist offering CBT ( Cognitive-behaviour Therapy )could help you change this dysfunctional behaviour. Not eating at all is just as dysfunctional and unhealthy as constant eating. Stop telling yourself that "nothing works for me" ; many things should be able to work for you if you take a less nagative attitude towards your situation.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
33% - 9324 votes
No
67% - 18749 votes
Vote