After years of trying every diet and battling undiagnosed binge eating disorder and intermittent bulimia from the age of 8 I found and started on LCHF and Keto last year on the 2nd April at the age of 25. I enjoyed every minute of my journey and went from 189lbs down to 158lbs by August and I had never been so happy and at ease with myself and my eating behaviours. It was so easy and so natural to me.
In August last year a lot of things in my life changed, relationships, work and education and it completely stressed me out and affected my self confidence. I battled to stay on track but everything just turned upside down. Here I am 8 months later and back at 184lbs and feeling frustrated. All of my disordered eating returned and I just could not get a handle on it even though I know all the ins and outs of this way of eating and the health benefits.
My career and work has a strong focus on LCHF and Keto (which is why I am posting anonymously) which makes it even more difficult as those around me have noticed that I have put back on the weight that I had lost and I feel that I have let myself down. (until now! )
I know that I return to my disordered eating when I am stressed but I feel that now I have a handle on the stress and things are a little clearer this is the time for me to get back on track to how I was feeling before. Funny how it never really is about the food but rather the emotional issue we all have going on!
Anyway, I wanted to come on here and say hello to everyone. I know that I can overcome this again like I did before and set an example to others to do the same. When I am on keto I feel in control, at ease, happy and content with things, and full of energy! That is what I want back, the weight loss is just a side note!
So here we go, day 1…
Is there anyone out there that has come back after a long time away? Anyone out there who has found keto/lchf/fasting to help their disordered eating?
Thanks everyone and looking forward to meeting you all!