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alexalgebra
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I can totally relate to this. I have been on an increasingly restricted diet for the past two years due to food intolerances, leaky gut, and now candida. Previous to that, I would do the restrict/binge yo-yo…eat super low fat/calories for a week, freak out and eat a bunch of junk, feel terribly guilty and go back on low fat, repeat…

Sometimes eating these restricted diets for my health takes me back there, where I feel restricted and want to binge, but if I remind myself that the restrict/binge cycle I used to do is part of what got me where I am now, and that this one is to make me actually healthy again, that helps me stay more positive. I’m not gonna lie, it’s also taking quite a bit of willpower to not overeat on the things I *can* have, like not blowing through a loaf of coconut bread in a day, etc.

I have attended a few OA meetings, which have proven to be quite helpful, but I just can’t bring myself to commit to the program completely. This is totally my fault, and it would probably help me a lot, but at this point, I still feel too overwhelmed. I hope to find the courage to commit someday soon, though.

– Alex