I am writing to introduce myself and tell my story. I am a yo yo dieter, I have been doing this since I was at high school (which is a far few years now). At times I am very good with my food I can control what I am eating, how much and when. Then there are times when I feel stress (always triggered by a stressful event or time in my life). I then reach for food as my comfort and start spiraling out of control eating anything everything and lots of it. Here is where I put on extra weight each time (after my time of being good and losing some weight). I then put on more than what I have lost. After many years of this I have extra weight which wont go anywhere. Now the annoying thing is that I am quite intelligent and read up on food and nutrition very regularly so I know better!! Yet when I am in my binging phase I should know better yet I can control myself. I get frustrated as my kids are affected and although they are not over weight. I know I am forming bad emotional yo yo eating habits in them!! I am not sure what to do how to control the mental side or do I just deal with the physical side first. Also in one of my bad periods (of eating I was told by my Dr that I have pre diabetes I was extremely good for a while yet it hasn't stopped me as I got straight back on the yo yo cycle as soon as something stressful occurred.
I would love to hear back from anyone whom is very similar or has any advice.