Anxiety and Depression Causing me to Over Eat

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I'm struggling quite a lot with my anxiety and low mood. When I get this bad all I can do is obsess over the amount I am eating, constantly thinking about everything I've eaten that day and how much fatter I am going to get. I am 13 stone, and this is definitely overweight. I want to eat all the time, I'm constantly hungry but only ever want to eat fast food, chocolate, sweets, nice things. In my mind I tell myself the food will make me feel better, and that I deserve it. But then my mind starts to fight back telling me I'll get even fatter, I'll die from being fat.I don't know what to do - please help!!

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    The only thing that has worked even remotely getting me off fast food addictions (thats what they are, addictions) is talk therapy of some sort like CBT. Just dont worry too much about this symptom if you feel you don't have control over it and focus on treating your anxiety and depression and eventually hopefully you will get a handle on your eating habits. 
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    Hi this is very common with depression and other mental health disorders.  I do it too and comfort eat too much.  When we are low we automatically reach for the fast food like chocolate to boost our moods.   Unfortunately while it does in the short term in the longer term it is very bad for you.   But the long term doesn't matter when you feel like that does it?  

    I don't know myself how to break the cycle,  but just wanted to let you know you are not alone.   Take care.  xx

     

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