I thought I would just start a thread where anyone and everyone can come and talk candidly about their issues with eating. Being Primal is 80% diet, at least, and so many people struggle the most with this part of it. It's vital that this thread is SUPPORTIVE, and may I say respectfully if you don't understand where someone with a food issue is coming from, feel free to ask questions but I would appreciate it if this did not turn into a "kick up the ass, keep your chin up" thing. I would also like to say this thread is for ANYONE who has ever had an eating 'issue', it does not have to be a disorder. I'll start!
I've been a binge eater since I was 5 and experienced my etsi's (moms) depression and attempted suicide. Things did not get better for a very long, long time. We moved a lot and I never had a best friend for more than a year. We lived in dangerous, impoverished areas with plenty of sex offenders and gangs. I felt truly alone my whole childhood and into adulthood until I met my now husband at 14. He brought me back from the brink of despair, along with my newfound spirituality, and after getting kicked out of high school and spending time in a mental institution I realized I wanted to straighten up my own life, even if I couldn't save those around me. Food was my only solace, my only friend, the only thing that didn't judge me, as I have always been 'different'. Now that I'm a popular, loved, intelligent, grown woman I still feel like a 5 year old around food. Going primal has been on my mind for years but I have never been able to make the leap and I'm still not fully able. I'm hoping by being upfront and honest about all of this, I'll be able to slowly slough off a bad habit, and more importantly, build new ones that are positive.