Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Anxiety and food page

  1. #1
    andi's Avatar
    andi is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    52

    Anxiety and food

    Primal Fuel
    I've come across quite a few people here who have eating disorders similar to mine, and so I guess maybe that's why this seems like a good place to post this, even just to post it for the sake of writing about it and getting it off my mind. I've often found myself at a crossroads with food, sometimes to the point of being obsessive compulsive about it. Normally, I'd severely restrict my diet, and that resulted in being malnourished and missing a lot of necessary nutrients. Going primal was one of the most positive choices I've made, and I've been eating adequately for almost two months accordingly to the pb. I think this is the longest time span in over seven years where I've not skipped a day or relapsed into some sort of calorie-conscious mindset. The issue though, is that I've found myself being really careful about keeping my food entirely gluten-free and wheat/soy-free. To the point of washing my utensils before use, and being paranoid about things coming into contact with 'bread crumbs'. It seems silly to even reflect on this, since I'm not celiac or gluten intolerant, but it becomes hard to control sometimes, and even gives me anxiety, >.>
    I think that's it for now, maybe it's just a bad day or something. I hope everyone has a lovely Friday.

  2. #2
    VacillateWildly's Avatar
    VacillateWildly is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    310
    Oh yes, I think restrictive eating disorders and obsession are one and the same. Great progress with your diet by the way, very impressive.

    Do you know much about ortharexia? Have a google. It sounds as though you could be heading down this path. There are some goo threads open and active at the moment for disordered eating and support, have a search.

  3. #3
    andi's Avatar
    andi is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    52
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    Quote Originally Posted by VacillateWildly View Post
    Oh yes, I think restrictive eating disorders and obsession are one and the same. Great progress with your diet by the way, very impressive.

    Do you know much about ortharexia? Have a google. It sounds as though you could be heading down this path. There are some goo threads open and active at the moment for disordered eating and support, have a search.
    Thank you for your comment. I've never heard of this before. Historically, my eating patterns were focused on just restricting quantity, but as I read some articles the behavior is all too familiar with how I've been lately, some of which I hadn't even noted.
    Thank you again.
    Last edited by andi; 05-17-2013 at 04:20 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •