I am 28 years old married and with one child. I gained a few extra pounds after I got my daughter and I have been trying unsuccessfully to lose it. My daughter is two years old and I am still struggling. I have tried every diet I think and bought a lot of exercise equipment but something’s not working. I would lose a few pounds on the Atkins diet but as soon as I start adding carbs I get the weight back and I don’t seem to be able to stay off carbsfor more than three months. Recently I’ve gotten on to eat right for your type and raw food diet combined and I am posessed and obsessed. I have to check everything I eat to see if it is good for my blood type and can be eaten raw. I am losing weight but I am frenetic. Sometimes I feel out oif control being controlled by the food and it seems like I am losing weight and with it a lot of energy, friends and the respect of my husband. He thinks I love my diet more than him and our daughter. He does not eat raw food because he said he cannot stand it. I got upset with him for not trying for my sake. Globalcounselor, I want to jump off this wagon but I don’t know how. I feel guilty and not only guilty but contaminated if I eat something I shouldn’t. Help
I was looking at TV last evening and for the first time I heard the term orthorexia. This is a condition similar to anorexia except that in the former case you are obsessed with purity of food, health foods and just the right type. Girl, you have to start living before you eat yourself down six feet. No joke. A few people have died rather than contaminate themselves. The point is, this is a mental or psychological illness that requires intervention. You need to seek the help of a psychotherapist, if you cannot do it yourself, who can help you to slowly integrate normal food into your regimen. What are you afraid of my dear? Is it fat or that you will not be loved? While eating a healthy diet is always commendable it must be done in moderation and with rationality. I know you are aware that you are over the top therefore you have to get the help you need to take care of your beautiful child and your husband or you could lose everything and then you will have something really tangible to worry about. Good luck.