Co-Dependency and Food: Trying to Fill the Void

Written by Zo Houseman

Nice girls don’t speak up. Nice girls take care of and support others. These are just a few ofrepparttar messages girls often receive as they are socialized. Often in adulthood, these ingrained messages turn into full-blown co-dependency. Years can go by. Unmet needs build up energy; they demand attention. But without learning skills in setting boundaries, letting others feel their own pain and making oneself a priority, food often becomesrepparttar 131442 hassle-free, soothing balm to takerepparttar 131443 edge off and release that pent up energy momentarily, that is untilrepparttar 131444 guilt sets in.

We are in one ofrepparttar 131445 following roles when we are co-dependent – victim, rescuer or persecutor. Following are a few examples of how these roles play out in our relationship with food:

Victim: You eat too much food. You gain weight and then can’t eat what you want. No matter what you do, what diet you try, you can’t lose weight. No matter how you eat, you seem to continue to gain weight, feeling worse and worse.

Rescuer: The dessert makes you feel better, especiallyrepparttar 131446 chocolate. It makes you feel loved. You feel comforted and nurtured when you eat certain foods. You reward yourself with food overrepparttar 131447 smallest perceived successes. Or someone may rescue you when you claim you can’t lose weight. “You’ve tried hard. It’s not working for you. Go ahead and eat it. You’re not losing weight anyway. You can try that new diet tomorrow.”

Persecutor: You’re great at beating up on yourself. No matter what you do, you can’t lose weight. Your tortured thoughts go something like this: “I’m never going to lose this weight; it’s too hard to lose weight. I hate myself because I can’t control my eating. I hate myself because I’m not following this diet perfectly. I’m fat. I’m ugly. I hate myself.”

How do you get out of your co-dependent relationship with food? First, pay attention to your thoughts – I mean really notice. What are you saying to yourself about food, your body, your weight, yourself? Likely you’ll find that you wouldn’t say those things to your worst enemy. Secondly, write those thoughts down. Ask yourself if any of your thoughts are really true about you or do they come from unconscious, past patterns. Next, ask yourself if you wish to continue to believe these thoughts. If not, forgive yourself for believing them and replace those thoughts withrepparttar 131448 ones you want.

Warning! “Ipecac Syrup” can cause death when it used for weight loss!

Written by Mahesh Bhat

Warning! “Ipecac Syrup” can cause death when it used for weight loss!

What a shame to weight loss gurus and guides. How can a weight loss guru recommend “Ipecac Syrup” to loose weight? Misuse of “Ipecac syrup” caused a death recently.

Some eating disordered individuals participate inrepparttar dangerous activity of using ipecac syrup as a means of purging. Ipecac syrup is a plant extract fromrepparttar 131441 ipecacuanha scrub found in Brazil. When ingested, Ipecac syrup stimulatesrepparttar 131442 central nervous system andrepparttar 131443 stomach, causingrepparttar 131444 person to vomit. Ipecac’s sole purpose is to facilitate vomiting in an individual who has ingested poison or overdosed on medication. The use of Ipecac is for a single use, andrepparttar 131445 intent is for Ipecac syrup to never to be used on multiple occasions.

Since it cause “Vomiting” some Weight Loss guru though it can help to lose weight by means of burningrepparttar 131446 fat. Burningrepparttar 131447 fat by means of vomiting! I don’t knowrepparttar 131448 logic. Anyway “Ipecac Syrup” was recommended to loose weight. A over weight patient misused it. That cased death!

You can buy “Ipecac Syrup” from any ofrepparttar 131449 Pharmaceutical stores without prescription. Syrup of Ipecac is for emergency use in poisoning. When it is given to a child or an adult, Ipecac syrup will cause vomiting.

Why Use Syrup of Ipecac?

The treatment for many poisonings requires removal ofrepparttar 131450 toxic substance fromrepparttar 131451 stomach before absorption occurs. IPECAC SYRUP is safer than many other home methods for removing these toxic substances. Sticking you finger down a child’s throat or using salt water are not as effective and can be dangerous torepparttar 131452 victim.

What is Syrup of Ipecac? Ipecac Syrup is a plant extract made into a syrup that when swallowed, irritatesrepparttar 131453 stomach. It is an emetic made fromrepparttar 131454 dried root of a plant called ipecacuanha, which is grown in Brazil. An emetic is an agent that causes vomiting.

Who Can Use It?

IPECAC SYRUP can be used effectively with adults or children. Ipecac syrup should not be used if- •the child is under one year old; •the person is very drowsy, unconscious, or having fits; •the child has an unrepaired mouth defect; •the person has a heart condition; •the woman is in her last trimester of pregnancy.

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