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“The ‘aperitif effect,” or consumption of more food after drinking, has been known for some time now, but there has never been a consensus on what causes you to eat more—what alcohol is doing to lead to this,” says William J. A. Eiler II, PhD, lead author of the study. People overeat when drinking alcohol because your brain thinks you are starving, says study. Scientists injected tiny amounts of the neuropeptide galanin, which has been shown to trigger excessive eating, into rats’ brains and monitored their eating and drinking behaviors. Their water.

Alcohol may cause hyperactivity of neurons in the brain that typically link to hunger. Research in animals indicates that activating these neurons. Drinking alcohol may cause overeating by lowering your inhibitions and stimulating appetite (16, 17).

Alcohol intoxication triggers the appetite and promotes binge-eating by increasing activity levels in the areas of the brain that control reward and regulate eating behaviors – the hypothalamus, the ventral frontal cortex, and the ventral striatum. Drinking significantly increases a person’s response to the smell of food. Binge drinking may be the reason it’s hard to catch your breath. Alcohol affects nearly every major organ in the human body, including the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and kidneys, but a team of researchers from Loyola University has found it can also make it harder for the lungs to breathe.. A new study, published in the journal Chest, reveals the first link between excessive alcohol.

Alcohol use triggers are events, people, places, social interactions, situations, and emotions that make a recovering alcoholic feel a strong urge to drink. For many people who try to quit drinking, yielding to alcohol abuse triggers is what ends their sobriety and puts them back where they started. Drinking triggers can range from cues in the external environment—like being around alcohol or seeing other people drink—to negative emotions that feel overwhelming. Of course, overeating isn’t the only stress-related behavior that can add pounds. Stressed people also lose sleep, exercise less, and drink more alcohol, all of which can contribute to excess weight.

Why do people stress eat?

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Or does excessive CR leads itself to the loss of control and to bingeing?

“Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition” by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
from Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition
by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson, Colin R. Martin
Springer New York, 2011

Thus, several studies have demonstrated that alcohol intake is related to modulation of appetite and visceral fat gain [1,2].

“Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity” by Ronald Ross Watson
from Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Abdominal Obesity
by Ronald Ross Watson
Elsevier Science, 2014

A person may feel “full” after drinking, but the sensation is from alcohol calories, not from food.

“Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking” by Jacqueline B. Marcus
from Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking
by Jacqueline B. Marcus
Elsevier Science, 2013

Various factors may lead to brief overeating drinking too much or feeling depressed.

“Psychology AS” by Mike Cardwell, Cara Flanagan
from Psychology AS
by Mike Cardwell, Cara Flanagan
Nelson Thornes Limited, 2005

These deficiencies result from decreased taste for food, decreased appetite (alcohol is high in calories and suppresses the appetite), and malabsorption of nutrients due to the irritated lining of the stomach and small intestine.

“Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set” by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
from Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
Taylor & Francis, 1993

Serotonin also plays a role in overeating, excess drinking and other compulsive behaviors.

“Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep” by Kamini Desai
from Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep
by Kamini Desai
Lotus Press, 2017

Regardless, alcohol can have disrupting effects on the body such as bloating, dehydration, heightened cravings and can exacerbate PMSrelated symptoms.

“The Better Period Food Solution: Eat Your Way to a Lifetime of Healthier Cycles” by Tracy Lockwood Beckerman
from The Better Period Food Solution: Eat Your Way to a Lifetime of Healthier Cycles
by Tracy Lockwood Beckerman
Ulysses Press, 2019

It can therefore become habit-forming and encourages further overeating and further vomiting.

“The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behavior” by Jane Ogden
from The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behavior
by Jane Ogden
Wiley, 2011

In addition, alcohol will stimulate your appetite (carbohydrate-sensitive people very often crave sweets when they drink), make it much harder to exercise, and act as a diuretic, causing you to lose precious water—all of which will sabotage your efforts to get lean, muscular, and healthy.

“The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body” by Jeffry S. Life
from The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body
by Jeffry S. Life
Atria Books, 2011

Beer, wine, and spirits represent triple jeopardy to the digestive process: alcohol is a potent diuretic (drying factor), excess water (with drinks such as beer and wine) disrupts digestion and electrolyte levels, and alcohol is a major stimulant of appetite, because it disrupts glucose metabolism (lowers blood sugar).

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by Konstantin Monastyrsky
Ageless, 2005

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  • Because of the research I’ve been doing on Tom Petty’s videos ineluctably I wanted to know where his imagination began and where the heavy pressures of his life informed his music and am convinced that his first wife suffered from borderline personality disorder; collecting the information was an uncomfortable process and I won’t go through it again. I felt this man had been badly hurt and his music was emotionally available to people on so many levels; he empowered people like Peter Bogdanovich and Warren Zane to narrate his story in the same way that he found the best possible musicians who should be legendary to get on with what they did best; he found a substitute home in his band as a refuge from his abusive father, beloved mother who died too soon and younger brother who kept alive his belief in friendship. These ties were tested again and again. There are traces of his yearning to understand this person who couldn’t help herself or her daughters or him and to the day he died I believe he carried the burden that he was fundamentally responsible. In the album Wildflowers, in the title song he sang it back to a therapist which by that point he needed and the observation was that he was deeply conflicted about separating from the person he was writing about; in fact he was writing about himself, yearning for permission for a new life. This research was painful to accumulate; I don’t think his widow Dana would disagree she was after all his Beatrice and how wonderful if he were back in his world with his love on his arm.

  • is it worse than a bottle of soda or a piece of pastry for a weight loss program? if not why would you demonize alcohol while neglecting carbs at least you could say it’s no worse than drinking soda

  • I have BPD, Bipolar 2, Psychotic episodes, OCD (contamination, intrusive thought, harm, and I am a checker,) I have major depressive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety, PTSD from being sexually abused as a child, I disassociate, binge eating disorder, severe insomnia (I have gone more than 96 hrs without sleep and blacked out) I have no support system and I want to die often but everyday I am amazed I am still here. All diagnosed by a professional.

  • When she gets to which types of disorders are typically co-morbid with bpd and you’re just like

    Damn I’m such an over achiever ����

  • Quark and greek style/turkish yoghurt turned into a problem after being on the carnivore diet for a while, since they were animal products that were nutrient dense and high protein they were okay and I tolerate dairy very well. But now I can eat 3 kgs of low fat quark in a day and I know it’s not healthy for me. I have quit tobacco and coffee and done a 28 day fast the last 6 months, but I can’t seem to shake this obsession with this food. Don’t know what to do really.

  • I’ve always struggled to lose weight. The fact that the liver prioritises the elimination of the alcohol, a toxin, before metabolising the fat is I believe a real game changer here. Why is this not better known? Before, all I’d heard was that alcohol slowed down your metabolism. The truth is it’s much worse than that! Thanks for this gem of knowledge which I will now put to good use!

  • Thanck you for the information this help alot i been working out for 3 month and i cant lose weight but in this procces i been drinking alot i have stop dringking if i want to see some resolts..

  • This is glorious, I’ve been looking for “drinking and driving facts” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Baanubrey Illustrious Breakthrough (should be on google have a look )?

    It is a smashing one of a kind product for discovering how to quit drinking without the hard work. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my mate got amazing success with it.

  • Try a kale-tini. Here’s the recipe. Add olive brine, 4 oz, fill the rest of the martini glass with mineral water. Mix in a shaker and garnish with a short frozen kale stalk. It’s delicious!

  • I think i have BPD… i just dumped a guy i told “i love you” who i still love. It all happened when i got so triggered thinking hes cheating (which he wasnt) and i broke it off a few days later. didnt just do that i was in so much rage i told him to “fuck off”. Now it doesn’t take a genius to think wtf happened between those two phrases. I cant sleep from the guilt and shame of this delusion based off my insecurities. I’ve apologized to him, i would never ask him back as it feels like i lost that right after hurting and falsely accusing him. i was scared to lose him so i pushed him out. Although it feels like its abit late, I definitely am intending to see a therapist because i just want to live a regular life and have normal relationships.

  • Kudos for the Video clip! Excuse me for butting in, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you heard about Saankramer Life Card System (just google it)? It is a good one of a kind product for learning how to stop drinking minus the hard work. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my friend at last got cool results with it.

  • Theres so much relevance and truth that is pertinent to my life and situation that comes from this video that it’s almost too difficult to watch. The truth is a bitter horse pill to swallow.

  • Thank you for the video brother!!! I’ve been battling anxiety and depression. When I’m anxious I don’t eat(I lose weight actually). Depression I eat…and drink…Which is why I’m here. I’m a high functioning alcoholic but after watching this I AM DONE!!! I quit cold turkey before for 2 years straight. Now I’ve been drinking for 5+ years. I’m getting the correct help I need. Thank you again so much I truly needed to hear this!! Day 2 ��

  • 19 next month and was diagnosed at 14 and rediagnosed every year since. Such a terrible illness. Praying for everyone else struggling or who have someone who does

  • Avoidant personality disorder as been a curse all my life.
     I was diagnosed with (major) personality disorder in Jan 1982 at the age of 17 years old after a very traumatic childhood. I was mentally abused by my step mother at the age of 6 & 7 years old. I spent 11 years in a children’s home after my step mother abandoned me on the street at the age of 7 years old in 1971. My real father betrayed me, because he allowed my stepmother to put my in a children’s home. My real mother would not get me out of the childrens home after she found out where i was, and her actual words were “he’s better off where he is”. So i guess that’s where the overwhelming fear of abandonment comes from. Dissociation was a major problem through my school years all i did was daydream. My life as been a total mess i’m now 55 years old.

  • I need this lady in my life. I got BPD and my therapist sucks! I’m trying to get help but the therapist suck out here and don’t give a shit

  • 8 days free from alcohol and saved 150 buxs cuz I do drugs when I drink so I quit both plus made money doing side jobs…12 step program starting up and mental health wish everyone the best without booze

  • Jainism A person loses control over himself by drinking intoxicating liquors and commits many objectionable acts. He experiences endless miseries in both this world and the next.

  • 3 weeks without alcohol, 4 weeks without meat… Lost nearly 1 stone. Feeling great, less sleepy after my work but I’m starting to get a sweet tooth..

  • So much truth! I think for me it also has something to do with “respecting” food. I respect the “forbidden(during cutting)”/unhealthy food more (because they can cause more damage), that’s why I’m less likely to overeat and have a higher portion control. When a food becomes normal or staple food, I lose respect and I am more likely to overeat, because of the absent danger component. I hope it makes sense.

  • When i was 7 years
    old i was betrayed by the one person i loved the most, my daddy. In
    the early 70s i was abandoned in the street by my step mother and placed
    in a childrens home. They placed me with a foster family
    for a year and i came to love them very much but the authorities
    dragged me away, i remember that day like yesterday i was screaming not
    wanting to leave them. Then i spent one year in a childrends home then 8
    years in another till i was 18. I left the care system completely
    traumatised not knowing if i was homosexual or hetrosexual, i could not
    work or form relationships, i became obsessed with self image and
    absolutley detached from myself. The onething that i found very
    confusing was the homosexuality in the childrens home, what was i doing
    having sex with other boys? I know why i did it because it was love, not
    that i was born homosexual.

  • Gluttony seems to be a sin that Christians like to ignore. We are often quick to label smoking and drinking as sins, but for some reason gluttony is accepted or at least tolerated. Many of the arguments used against smoking and drinking, such as health and addiction, apply equally to overeating. Many believers would not even consider having a glass of wine or smoking a cigarette but have no qualms about gorging themselves at the dinner table. This should not be!

    Proverbs 23:20-21 warns us, “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” Proverbs 28:7 declares, “He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.” Proverbs 23:2 proclaims, “Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.”

    Physical appetites are an analogy of our ability to control ourselves. If we are unable to control our eating habits, we are probably also unable to control other habits, such as those of the mind (lust, covetousness, anger) and unable to keep our mouths from gossip or strife. We are not to let our appetites control us, but we are to have control over our appetites. (See Deuteronomy 21:20, Proverbs 23:2, 2 Peter 1:5-7, 2 Timothy 3:1-9, and 2 Corinthians 10:5.) The ability to say “no” to anything in excess—self-control—is one of the fruits of the Spirit common to all believers (Galatians 5:22).

    God has blessed us by filling the earth with foods that are delicious, nutritious, and pleasurable. We should honor God’s creation by enjoying these foods and by eating them in appropriate quantities. God calls us to control our appetites, rather than allowing them to control us.
    Gian Giorgio Trissino
    Both I and J were used interchangeably by scribes to express the sound of both the vowel and the consonant. It wasn’t until 1524 when Gian Giorgio Trissino, an Italian Renaissance grammarian known as the father of the letter J, made a clear distinction between the two sounds.

  • (The development of my personality disorder)
    Had major personality disorder since JAN 1982 at 17 years old 8 months before my 18th Birthday & 8 months before leaving children’s home. I was abused by my step mother, one day she left me on the street when i was 7 years old so they put me in foster home, then after a year they put me in a children’s home, then a year later they put me in another children’s home where i stayed for the next 11 years till i was 16 years old, then they put me in a halfway house til i was 18 years old, then i was homeless.

  • You say you’re a sport scientist and still use pint as a measuring unit. Please conform to the standards before even makings something educational. Horrible educational video for most of the population of earth.

  • It’s crazy that I’ve been knowing this. I drink everyday and I have lupus and Hep c. I need something I need to see a Dr. For depression and therapy. I truly enjoyed this video.

  • A DRUG doesn’t have to be addictive. And I suspect alcohol isn’t the biggest drug in the world as you stated. Listening to the rest of your video you are either really thick and think your smart or you think everyone else is thick. What are your qualifications?

  • Negative, if your body only burns off the alcohol and nothing else, then how does someone have energy to party all night or even lift? Are they using the alcohol for energy? If not, then they are burning something else as energy ie: fat or carbs. They have to be able to burn glucose or ketones at the same time as alcohol otherwise you would not be able to do any physical activity

  • Great topic and good advise! I was a peanut butter addict but with time I’ve managed to feel calm about it and eat it like 1 time per 3 months without binging. And funny thing during my time of hardcore dieting I had a few episodes of binging on oatmeal. It supposed to be satisfying and very filling food but now I know that it’s not that true while you’re hangry:)

  • Oh wow haha I’m BPD and MDD, and I never realized staying up so late/sleeping in what a BPD issue haha I’m always up late. I mean I have eating issues/sleeping issues, but a strong tendency to not go to bed before 1am. Thanks for these videos! I’ve watched a ton and have learned a lot even about myself as I’m navigating my newish BPD diagnosis.

  • So you’re saying that the borderline personality disorder is a mixture of mental disorders, and the person who suffers from this mixture of mental disorders is in fact having NPD people always call NPD manipulative so part of being manipulative is having NPD! so these demons give themselves a fake name to avoid calling them malignant narcissists! i believe we lack honesty! so being a borderline is just a fake name disorder for not being a malignant narcissist I wonder why it is so hard to deal with such demon now I understood that these devils give themselves a fake name disorder for not being malignant narcissists, pathetic monsters, Something else i want to say it to the therapists you guys are the biggest lairs and the biggest manipulators!, Dr ramina said that people with BPD can split at themselves so when they view themselves as evil is part of being NPD because when NPD split at the self NPD view at the self is being strong smart and that splitting is part of the fake name disorder BPD hahahah, therapists are the biggest manipulators!therapists let me tell you something you can’t deceive someone having PPD

  • Thanks a lot Marc Dressen for a fantastic Video! Soo easy to understand!
    I am lucky I dont have a need of alcohol, but found it nice with one or two glass
    of wine to the dinner! Now I fully understand why I cant loss weight!
    So I will look for wine without alcoholic to my dinner! ������

  • The best I can do is keep journals and use every self help technique I can find or have access to. With the exception of a course in DBT which is not always available the emotional support I need is simply not available in the mental health system.

  • I am afraid to also get attached to people just to have feeling of abandonment when they leave then having extreme rage. People bring out a lot of drama to me. I can’t live with em. I m thinking about not dating anymore and just go to TJ and get a hooker:/ Idk what to do. I need help.

  • Who pays for all this treatment..not the government..its very very expensive to get this kind of treatment..i wait months for appts to even jus get medication its very hard to keep appts and obtain treatment for me im so manic and depressed and insomnia i cant ever manage to keep appts..its very hard

  • This is the video that kicked off my life transforming lifestyle changes. First I quit alcohol then I implemented intermittent fasting. 5 months later I’m down 20 kilos and feeling fantastically better. Thanks so much for the advice!

  • I had no clue about BPD but listening to Dr. Ramani has really helped me understand my mind and the choices I have made through my life that have hurt me. Finally to know that I have something similar to this disorder, I can finally observe it as a mental illness and feel better equipped to deal with my mood swings and destructive habits. Thank you Ma’am!

  • I’ve been 5 days sober and lost weight already. I’m a functional alcoholic. It feels good not hiding from people and drinking in secret. It’s hard staying away from it not going to lie but I feel better. I hope to have a six pack by summer. 5 days sober might not seem like a lot but to me it is and I hope to stay sober.

  • The best coping tool I’ve found is shutting off my cares for those who aren’t significant in my life. If someone has no importance to me, I avoid to uncomplicated things. When you finally become independent from the need for validation, the other symptoms aren’t so suffocating. Respect for those who also have bpd.

  • Im gonna start with a 30 day challenge of not drinking alcohal.Then i think that after 30 days its gonna be concrete in my mind to never drink again.

  • The age for diagnosis is a huge debate most psychiatrists I’ve seen have agreed and 18 but there are 2 or 3 that have been hesitant and more leaning towards bipolar 1. But my first diagnosis at 17 was BPD and everyone’s been fighting this lol.

  • What you call borderline personality disorder or bipolar or any other mental health disorder, i call being a human being. Psychiatrists want to diagnose everything as an illness or disorder so they can make $$$$$$ and push medications on people. The only real mental illness is schizophrenia. When you hear voices and see things others don’t theres definitely a medical issue. Stop trying to label everyone as mentally ill. Our life experiences shape our personalities. We are all unique. Theres only 1 of you. We are not all born to be extroverted go getters… if you don’t want to socialize, dont. If you feel irritable, feel it, if you shift your self perception…so what? Nobody knows who they really are…and many of us change as time passes. We are not the same person day by day experiences shift our self perception…if youre unhappy with your life thats normal too. Okay guys and gals.❤❤❤❤❤❤❤������������ love to all of you. Theres nothing wrong with you. You have the right to be just as you are. Love your self. Don’t let anybody label you

  • I’m 48 years old and I know for a fact I have BPD but I’ve never been diagnosed with it. I have every single symptom, trait, and behavior that goes along with BPD and I have suffered from eating disorders, substance abuse, and crippling anxiety and depression over the years. It just goes to show that most mental health professionals are not adequately trained to treat a severe disorder like BPD or even recognise the patterns of behavior that go along with it. Therefore its crucial to find a therapist that has expertise in this area in order to achieve the best possible outcome from treatment. If only I had the right therapist 25 years ago my life may not have turned out to be the mess that it has been.

  • Nicely explained, definitely the moment you said “it’s because you see it as a healthy food, a part of your diet.” OK to eat if you compare it to other high in calories foods. It’s just you playing/tricking yourself with the your brain. I commonly experience this with peanut butter with bread and oatmeal with dark chocolate.

  • A school child was not allowed food in the classroom now they eat constantly usually high carb (potato wheat rice) plentiful salt….unless Halloween. I think salt might be a needed culprit as in salt hunger vs carb hunger thoughts?

  • How does one not just hate themselves for ruining their relationships around them because of having borderline personality disorder and ruining realtionships with people they love:'( it’s hard to swallow that my illness is why people abandon me and then half the resources out there tell people to leave if you’re with someone with bpd. Then you hear that bpd won’t ever go away. It’s so disheartening.

  • I think I might have bpd but I don’t want to tell my parents because I think they will say I just want attention or not even entertain the idea. What do I do?

  • Hi Abel,
    Thank you very much. I have two problems that are a little different from these. Rather than “trigger” foods, I have trigger days. I can’t sync them up to a particular moment, emotion, or sleepless night. They just exist. I wake up and feel ravenous and there we go. I binge on all the food I normally eat, never feeling satisfied. But I do notice a trend of avocados and nut butter but mainly bc those are the yummy things in my house.
    Another time I binge on healthy food, or non-healthy food (I’m on a program with my dietitian that intergrates two days a week I eat something a little less healthy than normally and even this is normally okay.) anyway the other time I binge is if I am thrown off my schedule. For example, I don’t have an avocado for my breakfast or I have a random dinner at a restaurant pop up.
    Do you or does anyone else have this problem? How do you combat it
    Thank you.

  • Finally! Everyone talks about binging on junk food. I see it just like you it’s not food for me. I can’t even eat nut butters. But I stuff myself with anything else. Apples? Rice? Millet? Potatoes? Carrots? Watermelon? Check! Anything to stuff myself to the point I can’t move for an hour or two. With all 3 meals a day. It started when I was vegan. “it’s healthy” “It’s low calorie so I should eat a lot”. Now I’m terrified how much I need to stuff into my mouth to feel slightly satisfied. Actually I never am. I eat until I can’t anymore. I started intermittent dlfasting over a year ago to have any restriction. If I can’t restrict the portions I restrict the time. Otherwise I would eat all day. I know it’s emotional and when I eat I don’t think about suicide and other shit. I can’t stop.

  • Hey Abel! Being following you since some weeks. It seems that you talk a lot about overeating but what about undereating? Not tracking macros can lead to this sort of situation for example… so, what are your thoughts about this topic of undereating?

  • I recovered from binge eating disorder (wrote about it in Stop Eating Your Heart Out) and I agree, we can overeat on healthy food. During my BED days, I once made a 2 quart pot of cabbage soup…and then sat down and consumed the whole pot. I still have some instances of needing to curb my eating of food that tastes good last week it was homemade ratatouille, which I way overate. Thanks for sending out this message, Abel!

  • I have Major Depression Disorder, (cruppling) Anxiety Disorder and BPD…I’ve been in treatment for more years then I can remember…been on more meds then I can count…I had more Psychiatrists and therapists then I can remember…Psychiatrists do not like treating someone with BPD…I am about to lose my present therapist of 9 years…she is leaving the clinic…I’ve been hospitalized many times…twice last year, after critical situations…I can’t sleep without assistance…I’ve lost 70 lbs since last year and now I’m physically ill as well…I’m losing my sight due to cataracts…soon I will be unable to care for myself or leave my apartment…i have completely given up…

  • My Sobriety Date Dec 12 2019 been losing weight like crazy not working out ppl at work think im sick no never been better in years 25 years started drinking in 95 my biggest weight was 388 pounds almost under 300 now ��

  • Perfect info. Maybe that’s why ppl are shocked at the age I tell them. They demand to see my driver’s license. They think I’m 40. But I have a son that’s 41. I’m 20 years older than him. Well a little more. No wrinkles never smoke have half a glass of wine every five years and still can’t finish it. I get whoosy after a few sips. I’m glad. Never can drink never liked it. Thanks again for the vid. Yes ppl have choices and the stronger person doesn’t give in

  • The video is great but I say there is some information misleading from the psycho therapist (or psychologist). I have suffered from borderline personality disorder for about five years now and the whole problem didn’t initially build up to a borderline personality disorder. I had a severe anxiety disorder for about 2 years initially and then later because the anxiety became so unbearable, it finally transformed into a borderline personality disorder. There is no co morbid or co occurring disorder with borderline personality and other types of disorders you can think of such as anxiety or mood disorders. Borderline personality disorder is just a very very severe form of anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and so on… If you have anxiety and mood disorder, I say you may have a co morbid disorder but with anxiety disorder and borderline personality disorder, it is still anxiety disorder that counts. Borderline personality disorder is just that the anxiety disorder became very very severe as aforementioned.

    Just think of it like this. Instead of just anxiety disorder (social, generalized anxiety are prevalent anxiety disorders), now you have a very very severe anxiety disorder and instead of just mood disorder, you have a very very severe mood disorder. That is what then transforms into a so called ‘borderline personality disorder.’

    I wish the therapists do not make a fuss about how borderline personality disorder is something different from other types of disorders and make us feel like there should be another treatment for borderline personality disorder. That is not the case. If you have your root cause, no matter that is anxiety disorder, mood disorder, bipolar disorder, if you cure that disorder you have, then you are going to free. So borderline personality disorder, it means it might you take some more time to cure considering that whatever anxiety or mood disorder you have is very severe but it doesn’t mean that you have another form of mental illness.

    paragraphs you may not read but read this last bit.This is a word of advice to you all who is suffering from the pain. Whenever you feel that pain (fear, anxiety), remember that shit feeling you have and then think about what good it does to you. I can tell you this for a fact. There is no 100 % fact in this world but this is 100% fact and would never change unless you let it change. In this world, the most important thing to you is you. Not everybody else or anything else but you. Would you wanna let the most precious thing in your life just suffer in the pain or would you want it to be happy and alive?… You should all know the answer to this shit here so MAKE IT HAPPEN. Never forget this. ‘The most important thing in your life is you.’ I wish there was a marvelous music when I say this speech so that it sounds less cringe. Sorry if the speech sounds so cringe to you.

    Thank you for reading and feel free to post comments

  • So question: I’ve been diagnosed with bpd, bipolar, anxiety, depression, ptsd, i am also an empath, clairsentient, and extreme hsp hyper sensitive…so I’m basically screwed having a relationship with anyone? even myself? my mother & brothers, and past lovers all have been narcissists! i wanna hear there’s hope, but it keeps sounding like we just aren’t meant for healthy relationships because we lack “tools”. and if i attract narcissists i will never have a healthy one anyway! so is the advice we stay single? how do we feel fullfilled when we feel built to help and please others and when we simply seek love and connection? i am truly lost.

  • Diagnosed as having OCD and Anorexia at 16, BPD and C-PTSD at 18, then Bipolar II at 19 it really makes me wonder if only a couple are accurate. Symptoms of each feed into the others, so it’s hard to tell if I’ve been misdiagnosed.

  • It’s made me so inconsistent in life: work, goals, confidence, relationships, and vision. After 22 years of dealing with this, I’m done. After 12 weeks, you will rev like in your metabolism up and feel great.

  • So I haven’t been diagnosed with bpd, but I’ve been having a long-standing issue with emotional regulation and impulsivity, as well as feeling paranoid due to a fear of abandonment that honestly I’m not even sure how I developed such a fear. But I was recently rediagnosed with ADHD, I had been given a diagnosis as a child but it was left untreated and I’m now 20 years old and having many problems with day to day tasks and focusing on the right things. Is adhd comorbid with BPD? another thing I’d like to know, is it possible to identify with the traits and emotional disregulation of bpd but also internalizing those intense shifts in mood? When I feel suspicious or devalued and I can feel those emotions taking over, I’d like to have an outburst, but sometimes i choose to isolate myself instead and not address those feelings at all. It doesn’t help, but it keeps me from hurting the people I care about so in my head it does.

  • Funny you mentioned oatmeal because that is a ‘trigger’ for me too, although I have a better relationship with it now than I did previously (I now take in about 200g per day). Fun fact: iron/hb levels were normal back when I was doing 500g of oats per day (pretty much a can), which oatmeal is supposed to inhibit due to antinutrients/phytic acid or whatever it was. This was tested multiple times per year because I was a blood donor and they’d check it every donation.

    I used to have problems with ice tea (the Lipton one, with fizz) and drank 1.5-2L a day. I was eventually ‘forced’ to quit because my stomach got too fucked up from it. Interestingly it doesn’t taste as good anymore, maybe because I associated it with all the GI-problems I’ve had because of it. I can now have a.33L can of it without needing to drink the whole 6pack. In my childhood, chocolate was problematic (surprise surprise).

    Another weird ‘problematic’ food for me right now is broccoli, although I’ve gotten better at handling it. You may wonder how eating too much broccoli can be a problem, but it’s because of the effect it has on my stomach once again it messes with my GI-tract when consumed in excess. It’s not even the taste really, it’s more the texture that does it for me, it’s quite weird, I have similar problems with cauliflower but broccoli is definitely worse. I found that I can do about 500g a day as long as I have a few ‘off’ days.

    Great vid by the way and sound quality is great.

  • I got diagnosed as bipolar even though I knew it didn’t fit my description. After I attacked my brother I said f u to the the pills that should keep my mood in check. Since I stopped taking them I have everything under control, and by under control I mean enough control over my mood so I don’t hurt anyone. I don’t trust the mental health hospitals here. Thanks to Dr. Ramani I’m 100% sure the correct diagnosis is BPD with anxiety, sleeping disruption and eating disorder (I’m a 27 years old, 184cm and 66kg Male) probably even worse because besides occasionally working I’ve buried myself pretty much at home for the last 10 years. It’s hard for me even just to phone with anyone, it’s like a rollercoaster drive because when I have serious calls or conversatons to make, I can’t do them because I can’t trust myself and might agree or even worse sign things I don’t want to sign. I have no job, I have nothing and I don’t even accept the money that our country provides to people like me, because I’ve learned that if you take it you’re just a lazy person living the high life with 400 something euros in a month. I’m done with this world, don’t worry I’m not going to kill myself, because I can’t, I already tried it. I just keep sitting here waiting for my last day to come. And I got a good feeling it doesn’t take too long anymore, thankfully.
    To those of you who haven’t lost hope, I wish you all the strength to overcome this.

  • I consider myself recovered from BPD and my eaging disorder. I still have to manage them of course, plus my depression. I’ve been in therapy for 7 years. Recovery IS possible ❤ hold onto whatever hope you have! Even if 99.99% of you wants to die �� Stay diligent. Stay in therapy. Recovery is possible ❤ �� �� ��

  • you are so right, awesome. I didn’t know some thinghs about the alcool, and I used drinking when bored, when enjoing company and so on….
    now I half the drinking and lose about 4 kg,..:O so awesome!!

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  • Thanks for the Video clip! Sorry for chiming in, I am interested in your thoughts. Have you tried Patlarny Abstinent Life Principle (do a search on google)? It is a great one off guide for getting rid of a drinking problem without the normal expense. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my work colleague at very last got great results with it.

  • Many of my clients don’t initially realize how much they drink from week-to-week…and how much it affects what they eat during/after.

  • I’m PPD with BDP traits but from my perspective of view BPD is just another name for NPD and those who get drawn to BPD are mostly having PPD not NPD.. believe me these people are nothing but Narcissists don’t let them fool you by their suffering..classic type of BPD is the malignant type of narcissist these people are so sick those who get drawn to these people are mostly having paranoid personality disorder not narcissism!!wake up guys!! plus the therapists are fucking deceiver..!!

  • I have Bipolar 1 with BPD comorbidity, and I found this video very informative. Loving all the positive wishes in the comments too.

  • I used to binge on all kinds of food: cookies, chocolate, croissants, etc. The fatter/saltier/sweeter the better.
    Then I got into that “healthy eating” and completely changed my diet. BUT the binging stayed: binging on peanut butter, fruits, homemade granola, soja yogurts, nuts, rye bread (plain or with some butter), broccoli, carrots…
    I came to manage the peanut butter binging: instead of a real peanut butter, I started buying the PB2 and somehow it helped: I stopped feeling guilty about eating it as it contains less fat, plus my stomach pains stopped (I still can’t eat a lot of nuts I get pretty bad stomach pains. After everything which is a bit fat actually: nuts, cheese, fat fish. Thank god the avocados is not making me sick…). Plus, it’s much easier to binge when the jar is already opened, though when it’s just a powder, you have to make it first… Anyway, somehow I stopped seeing it as a “dangerous healthy food”.
    After 4 years of binging I’m finally getting better, though I have to control myself all the time.
    But your video came right on time: it’s been 2 weeks since I started binging on organic apple chips and I couldn’t understand why I feel bad about it: it’s just apples and some cinnamon. I guess that the guilt comes especially with binging, no matter what you binge on.

    Thank you for the video:)

  • it’s so hard living with this. I don’t want to be mean to people but my extreme anger gets the best if me. I hate having this. I wish I could have a different brain. right now I am trying so hard not to cut but it’s so hard. I just don’t know what to do

  • Well every year I fast from January to June….alcohol.  No real improvement in weight loss during this time.  However, this year, I’m juicing, fasting and exercise.  We shall see.

  • Good basic easily assimilated information. Thank you. It gives pause for personal thought. I’ve tried all my life to keep the pounds off, but I also enjoy a cold beer. (My mid-section tells me “I’ve enjoyed too many beers”. ��)

  • Absolutely spot on. I’m on 47 days no alcohol today. Have been an on and off gym person since the age of 16. I’m 37 now. Always envied other guys at gym who were packing some serious muscle but knew they must be on some shit to help them along. Anyway oh my god…I stopped drinking 47 days ago and been hitting gym with mix of cardio and heavy lifting and 2 days rest at weekend…I have never seen my body change so much in the last 20 years as much as it has done in last 20 days. All I changed was eliminating alcohol. Everyone try it…if you stop alcohol for whatever period of time you choose, I would suggest also hitting the gym at same time. It will give you such a natural high. I now plan on doing 90 days no alcohol and see how it goes from there. ��

  • For over 11 years I’ve been told I’m just depressed nothing more so I sought more help they said I could have this 2 years ago they was like no you don’t sought more hel recently they’re like you tick all the boxes you have this I’m like I knew why did no one listen to me

  • He mentions anabolic responses but says nothing about this condition as related to Mitochondrial function and what those related causes could be. This is not a caloric problem, it’s a cellular Functional issue.

  • Dr. Romney I have a very interesting case that you might find of interest in that med probably wouldn’t mind doing a video on this but I have borderline personality disorder but I also have Cohen occurring is bipolar to PTSD generalized anxiety disorder I even have insomnia and now recently I have been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder could you talk about those in relation to borderline or at least give me a response on that I would greatly appreciate it very much considering I am now learning how to deal with dissociative identity disorder thank you and I’m still trying to deal with the other disorders that I have so my treatment plan most likely is going to run change like it is because my therapist is trying to get to know each of the alters through me because they don’t want to come completely to the front to talk to her themselves which is driving me crazy and making me think that I really don’t have dissociative identity disorder but yet from one and figured out they all finally except that they are a part of a system

  • I have some one very close to me who has demonstrated PTSD/Depression/anxiety/Bipolar and all sorts of symptoms for many years. And for many years has attacked family very close to her to try and see her reality hurting her unintentionally etc etc. With these videos I would also say she has BPD. She smokes marijuana on a regular basis and has for years. She says this doesn’t have anything to do with her illness. She cant get help as she refuses to come off it. Over the years she has cut us off, then come back and cut us off again. We have tried, apologised 1000’s of times for things we dont know what we’ve actually done.. At a total loss

  • This is gonna sound weird for some, but the way I like to describe BPD, BPD is the planet and bipolar, anxiety, ptsd, dissociation, etc are the countries.

  • I have BPD ADHD, Insomnia,Depression anxiety PTSD, Type 1 Diabetes im a,hypochondriac and had eating disorders on and off from the age of 12 yo this is really Hard, and this is just the first on list, I’m currently seeing emotional support worker, but my health problems effect my mental health, its so hard

  • in terms of rice, nut butters, nuts, oat meal being trigger foods for you, hypothetically speaking, when you were on the restrictive diet you mentioned, and had zero cravings for traditional junk food, what do you think would have happened if you back then you would have viewed oat meal, rice, nuts and nut butters as trigger foods which were not healthy for you?

  • exhausting…i have them all just lost 9 years oh wait 20 years of my life this video is the first time i feel like i feel like i understand what it is AWFUL

  • This is the ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Once I was trying to lose weight, went for 2 walks a day, some running, gym…and lost NOTHING. I was in the habit of having a liquor drink (or 3) or 2-3 beers every night. When I stopped all alcohol, I immediately started losing weight. Alcohol needs to be consumed only occasionally, not on a daily or weekly basis!

  • What if instead of labeling people that have personality disorders rooted in childhood neglect/abuse, we empower them to treat their symptoms, seek out the right kinds of emotional self-regulating therapies, and we commend them for the strength that they exhibit by living every day life with such overwhelming distress.

    Let’s turn the focus on c-PTSD research, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and the resilience and neuroplasticity of the brain. A (mis)diagnosis of BPD can feel like a death sentence, with a rather bleek prognostic and heavy stigma, especially to people who have been setback unwillingly by life.

    I recommend Dr.Bessel van der Kolk’s life changing book, The Body Keeps the Score, for all of those out there who wonder if they’re “disordered” and care to learn more.

    (I was misdiagnosed with BPD and lived a year in the life of someone with a “personality disorder.” I joined a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group, learned the skills of radical acceptance and mindfulness, eventually stopped my SSRIs, and am now living symptom free.)

    Remember we are all human and have been dealt the cards that we have with no control. What you do have control over is saving yourself.

  • Im 29 and drink basically a 40oz or a 6 pack everyday sometimes even more.and that’s everyday i like drinking as i clean the house work on the yard clean my cars play video games a beer after work is a great reward for me after a stressful day but it also has hurt loved ones when i over do it im gonna try and quit

  • Omg l was looking for a content like this coz l have lost 10 kgs with no such effort in 6 months after going totally sober thank youuuuu

  • About one month sober. Trying really hard this time. I don’t ever want to drink again. Such a wasteful passtime. I sleep so much better, losing weight slowly but steady. Have so much clarity insteaf of depression and brain fog.

  • At the beginning you say that a pint of beer has 180 calories, and then later you say that a pint of beer has 150 calories…pick one…or a range! Many are more.

  • I’ve never seen a therapist so idk what’s going on in my head…I cut myself and I’m pretty sure that I have bulimia. I’m often extremely sad and I often can’t even say hi to anyone because I’m super afraid. My sister did suicide so idk if those behaviors are a family thing.

    Does anyone know what I could have?

  • Thank you so much for this video. I’ve so far been diagnosed with borderline traits (i 100% have bpd) ptsd (possible complex), bulimia, anxiety disorder, depression and fibromyalgia. I think I may have bipolar type 2 or adhd (my mum has hypermanic depression and bipolar……and I pushed her to look into fibromyalgia which she now has a diagnosis for). I feel like a hypochondriac when I see health practitioners. Everyday is physical pain and chaos of the mind but I get peace in the knowing my suspicions of having another underlying disorder could be real. All I want to do is understand who I a, so I can become a better person and try to have a life. Thank you again and sending love to anyone who is or has a loved one suffering. X

  • Total truth. Drank for 20 years was always around 220 -235. Quit last year now weigh a consistent 160. Alcohol is crap in so many ways.

  • I have been contemplating in getting my mom accessed and diagnosed for BPD. This video has confirmed that I should do it when you guys talked about is the cascadian disorder. My mom can’t stay awake n the morning and becomes manic at 1am till the morning. Thank you so much for these videos.

  • i legit binged on ezekiel bread and EVOO and salt i shit you not. you are so right that when you start eating healthy you do see junk food as non foods, but the binging does remain:( thanks for the video. I’m glad I’m not alone with this

  • Thanks for sharing reality vs false believe. I stand corrected, barely, but least I’m better prepared knowing information provided was with good intent! to share is to give knowledge, which is why I am great ful for the world we currently live in. Nothing worth while is easy, and remember you must replace one bad habit with a good one. Our minds wander and will always balance out it’s own production of chemicals based on an external supply of an increase or decrease in chemicals. Meaning withdrawal is the side effect of healthy choices, seek help where needed. Keep in mind your life is the sum of a bunch of small decisions done well, move fwd, none of us are alone in the fight. Thank you for reminding me I need reminders and God bless the mess��

  • iv’e come to the point where i cant even work no more, i have lost so many jobs and with my substance use on top comes suicide, its so hard to live in the real world, now im bound to stay home, watch films all day, sleep and thats it, such a shit life

  • I take 2-3 one ml shots of vodka almost per night smh i get it now i need to stop drinking period no wonder my stubborn fat is stubborn af

  • Dear Med Circle. Please talk about Borderline Personality Disorder and work/jobs. I’ve been countless times confronted about my low job performance. Like doing so well in the beginning and strongly deteriorate and lose motivation after. Despite trying again after many attempts, still get called out for mediocre efforts but you tried so hard. People just can’t see how hard it is for me. I tried so hard to fight everyday going to work. It’s like the same repetitive battle every single day.

  • For some reason I find that it helps me to eat a ripe sweet bannana or a choc ice. Certain foods satisfy me enough to stop my binging quicker. I would say honey is sort of one of these. Porridge is very filling for me! But dates and peanut butter are a terrible trigger..

  • I’m on so much damn medication for depression, anxiety and bipolar. I’ve had eating disorders since 7th grade(I’m 42) and I numb with alcohol and marijuana. I have been diagnosed with BPD in 2013. Life can just be so painful. I really liked this doctor and subscribed.

  • I have bpd and sobriety is so freaking boring… I don’t want to feel my insecurity all the freaking time. I know that smoking weed is very bad but my God it helps.. I hate this disorder!!!!! I have generalized anxiety disorder, high functioning depression, bpd and i am prone to addiction �� my life hasn’t been easy ��‍♀️

  • When I was 17 and seeing a psych and therapist they mentioned they heavily suspected I had BPD but couldn’t be officially diagnosed. Few months later both parties completely dropped me woohoo abandonment

  • I appreciate this video; the discussion of all ‘these themes’ etc… �� BUT…. As a bipolar + depressed + borderline person this video left me to “sort kind of” = TOTALLY CLUELESS situation!!!???

  • I’ve been diagnosed with BPD since 15. But I’ve never really researched it. Seeing ALL of these people who can relate to me and knowing I’m not alone, is EVERYTHING! I’m so thankful for every one of y’all

  • Peanut butter and cereal or anything I bake. They never satisfy and cooking is irritating for me. Trying to save money. I had to buy two sets of new clothes as they got too small. I doubled my body fat and lost all my definition. I got rid of a jar today. Im also never going to do home baking again either.

  • She’s so intelligent I find her extremely attractive I can see how I fell in love with my last therapist and this one is on my telephone I have a thing for intelligent therapist it is called my brain���� thank you happy holidays be careful on that road

  • It’s very common. Most often include depression, anxiety & substance abuse. Also seen are bipolar disorder. All must be treated simultaneously giving priority to the most symptomatic. It’s a slower & comprehensive process. BPD makes keeping sobriety more difficult. Treatment has to be very structured & proactive. BPD is usually diagnosed as adults but symptoms can be seen in adolescence. There is usually at least one co-occurring medical problem especially sleep disorder & chronic pain & lots of other medical disorders.

  • I’ve watched all of these videos on BPD and I think this is the right diagnosis. late last year I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar 2 but seeing all these videos and comparing the two I fit the spectrum for BPD…. but I’m glad because now I have a greater understanding thanks to these videos and I pray you guys release more information because these things are not spoken about and if I didn’t stumble upon this channel I would still be getting treated for Bipolar 2….

  • I’ve been able to lose 6 pounds in two weeks. Ever since quitting alcohol. I know my body is not finished yet. Maybe another six to go.I did nothing but walk as an exercise.The pounds are falling off like nothing.

  • i do have bpd and am only 13 i took like a hundered tests and all of them show the same result the prob is that when me and one of my friends got in a fight he said he wont talk to me again so at first i felt angry then i felt choked then i felt scared then angry then he started walking away then i started to hurt my hand so badly so he wont leave and my hand was bleeding after 3 months we became friends again the i knew about my bpd

  • The ‘Doctor’ directly misquotes (let alone misinterprets!) the findings of the ‘Diogenes Study’, although he himself put the slide up on the screen. LMFAO…….That Robert Lustig;s a Paediatrician too, isn’t he?..Perhaps these gentlemen should stick to their chosen specialities; thus making it less likely they’ll get their arses kicked all down the road.

  • In pregnant women due to estrogen and human placenta lactogen the insulin levels are 4 times higher as before. But their glucose levels are higher due to those hormones, too and at the same time the cells threshold for insulin is a lot higher during pregnancy… so why on earth should more insulin in a gestational diabetes therapy approach work…… doesn’t that add to the problem? And metformin can overcome the placenta barrier… is there anyone who could help me grasp this concept?