Carnie Wilson has a new TV show airing Thursday. I saw the clip on Inside Edition last night. I just wanted to give her a hug. She apparently wants to lose the baby weight. She’s also got a bakery she’s trying to open. Ok, so let’s see – having a baby and owning a bakery shoppe when you have issues with food. There are definitely people that do both and are fine. Kudos. But for someone who hasn’t dealt with the emotional issues behind her food, I would say baby and bakery are like toxic explosion! I mean think about it! Could you have a better excuse to eat emotionally? How many pregnant hormonal emotional eating women do you know that don’t give themselves a license to eat a whole box of donuts if they want it?? And how many emotional eaters do you know who can walk into a bakery (let alone own it), and fill up their emotional tank with sugary goodness?!!????
I mean of course she has gained the weight back! That ain’t her fault! If Carnie had 1) dealt with her emotional issues before she got the surgery or in conjunction with it, 2) found out she was an addict, she would have probably not been doing this show. Many people who get gastric are addicts. The instances of alcohol abuse and weight-gain are rising. So far I’ve only heard of no sugar or alcohol as part of their new eating plan but that’s like telling someone who is going on a diet they can’t have a drink or chocolate. If they were educated about the link between their potential addiction to sugar/alcohol, there may be less instances of weight-gain and alcoholism in gastric patients. I’ve heard the emotional recovery has gotten more robust, so that may be good but I’m still researching how different places do it.
In case you are wondering, I’m not a researcher, nor have I had gastric. But I have a network of friends who have. I also have the same mind as someone whose had it because I’m an addict. How do I know it? Because I’m powerless over certain foods (substances), and (behaviors) like overeating if I’m at a buffet. So here is poor Carnie trying to lose the weight again, without this knowledge. It’s so hard to make peace with food. It’s not alcohol. We need it to function every day. But no one needs to suffer in an abusive relationship with it, or thoughts about it.
I’m going to watch Carnie’s show. I hope she’s got someone to help her get to the root of her eating issues so she can let them go.