My name is Maria, and I am new to FAA. Today is day 7 of abstinence for me, and I am hopeful that I have found an answer to prayer. The program makes so much sense to me, and I want to embrace it fully. What concerns me is that I am not experiencing any withdrawal or cravings to sugar, flour or wheat. I also didn't have the symptoms of addiction while eating them. What I DID have was an awful cycle of binging for weeks at a time, dieting for a week, losing weight, messing up for one day, and then binging again, gaining all the weight and more, and on and on. I never ate too much in front of other people, but would love to eat when I was all alone (most of the times even hiding from my family). I would eat until my stomach would hurt so much that I would have to lie down and sleep. Then when I would awaken, I would actually eat again.
I know I need help with this, and I feel I am ready to surrender this addiction and to follow the FAA way of life, but these doubts that maybe I don't "fit the bill" completely as an addict concern me. Is it possible I am compulsive and not addicted. I have tried to use a food plan that included s/w/f, but I was unsuccessful every time.
Can anyone enlighten me on this? I would really appreciate it.
Thank you so much.
Maria in Albania