Has Anyone Needed Professional Help....
.. to end their love affair with food? This is a funny question, I know, but a serious one at the same time. I've been on a diet for a little over a month now, and I've done well. But sometimes I just CRAVE foods that I love, to the point where the cravings actually cause me some severe anxiety. Sometimes I can brush them off, but for the last few days, I haven't been able to. I finally gave in tonight, after almost breaking down in tears, and ate some fast food. I didn't go over maintenance calories, but I still feel horrible for setting myself back, even if it's only for one day.
Does this get any easier? I'm a comfort/emotional eater to some degree, and I understand why my cravings cause the anxiety, but is this something I can really handle on my own? Would seeking some sort of counseling or professional help be better for me? Are there any professionals that even deal with food addiction? I don't know.. on the other hand, I don't know how anyone could change or influence my way of thinking and eating for me, and I really want to do this on my own and be strong. Sometimes I just feel so trapped.
Is this normal (to feel so overwhelmed) after about a month of dieting? And can any ladies tell me if they experience more cravings during 'that time of month'? It's that time for me, and I'm wondering if the hormones are causing a lot of these extremely overwhelming cravings and my emotional reactions to them.
Thanks in advance for any advice!