Hello people. I'm new to this forum but have met a few very nice people already through my failed quit earlier this week. Now gearing up for a new quit.
Just wondering whether anyone else here has or has had an ED and might be in a position to advise on the whole stopping smoking/increased eating situation?
My ED has never been formally diagnosed but it definitely exists and has been a subject of discussion when I've had counselling. Basically, I vacillate between binge eating and strict calorie restriction coupled with excessive exercise.
I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to handle my eating issues whilst stopping smoking. Several times in the past, I have managed to quit for a few weeks and have then so hated the binge eating and weight gain that I have made a conscious choice to return to smoking. In my warped brain, ill health and slavery to the weed tends to seem preferable to getting fat. My rational brain knows it's illogical and ridiculous but I really struggle with it.
I know there probably aren't any easy solutions but if anyone else out there has managed to stop smoking and whilst simultaneously managing their eating in a normal, healthy way, I would love to hear from you!