Bulimia is a serious, potentially life-threatening dietary disorder. People suffering from bulimia overeat on a regular basis, and then in an unhealthy manner try to get rid of the calories ingested in order to avoid weight gain.
Bulimia makes people eject foods with forced vomiting or excessive use of laxatives and diuretics. Also they can exercise to exhaustion.
If you suffer from bulimia, you surely know how horrible the thought is that you lose control of your life every day. Knowing that you consciously continue to harm your health, further nourishes fear and hopelessness.
The following tips will help you cope with the bulimia:
- Accept that you have a problem. Although the voice of bulimia tells you that the road to happiness and success is the “ideal” number of pounds, you need to gather courage and take the first step – to acknowledge and accept that your attitude towards food is disturbed and is not under your control and that you need help.
- Share the problem with a person you trust. Surely, it will not be easy for you to talk about your secret, especially if you have kept it for a long time. But if you want to get out of that “dark circle”, you need support. Therefore, find a person of trust that you know will listen to you and open yourself up.
- Avoid people, places, and activities that are tempting you. At the beginning of the treatment, it is best to avoid everything that can get you back into the bulimia, like hanging out with friends who are often on a diet and talking about weight loss, reading fashion and fitness magazines, opening internet sites that promote bulimia and unhealthy loss of pounds, etc.
- Discover the cause that threw you into the clutches of the bulimia. The main problem in people suffering from bulimia is not overeating, but the abuse of food for easier handling of negative feelings like rage, anger, depression, low self-esteem, fear. Therefore, it is important to discover what you are eating from within. Remember, “obesity” is not a feeling. If you feel unattractive because of overweight, ask yourself what led to that condition, what the problem really is. Are you upset about something? Are you under stress? Perhaps you are depressed or feel lonely? Once you discover the cause, you will be able to find a positive and healthy alternative to overeating and it will be easier to cope with the problem.
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- Learn to beat the crises. Dealing with this disease is by no means easy, so discover the best way to help yourself cope with the crisis moments. Listening to music, reading a good book, doing a good job, watching a movie, talking to your best friend and walking in nature are just some of the activities that could get you out of a troubled moment.
- Learn to eat healthy. Applying healthy eating habits is crucial to successful combat against bulimia. Therefore, with the help of a nutritionist and a doctor, make a healthy diet plan and stick to it.
- Look for professional help. In order to better and more easily deal with the problem, a consultation with a professional medical practitioner is necessary, with experience in treating diseases associated with eating disorders such as bulimia.