Operation Skinny Jeans: Food

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Food

I feel like I have an obsession with food.

Before I stared getting healthy, I would fixate on different unhealthy foods and I would think about them all day long. If there was something in the house, like cookies, I couldn't fall asleep knowing they were there without having just one seven. My whole day was about food. What I would eat for lunch, or dinner. The snacks I would have. If I could drive by a McDonalds for breakfast. What soda I would get around 2 pm at Sonic.

OB-SESSED.

And I feel like now that I am eating healthy, I STILL have an obsession. I think about food all.the.time. Like what I am going to have for lunch. If we go out if I will be able to have something healthy. If I will be able to resist the yummy stuff thats bad for me. If I will have a healthy snack on hand if I get hungry. If my peppers are still good. If the oil I am cooking in has trans fats.

I would say 85% of my thoughts throughout the day are about food! They are different thoughts, healthy thoughts, but still it's in there! I totally understand that that is just part of weight reduction and getting healthy, but I am getting tired of it.

I am not sure if there will ever be a time in my life where I don't have to think about food all the time. I know as a binge eater that I probably will always have to be on alert. Even when I am "done" I could still fall back into binge eating behaviors and I think about that!

Ugh

My whole point is I think too much. But I need a little reassurance that at some point it wont be so hard. Anybody?


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25 comments :

  1. Food is definitely a struggle for me. If working out alone was the answer, I'd be fine. But, I love food. I love to eat. And when I'm trying to diet? "Just one bite" turns into a gorge. It's an everyday struggle for me. You're not alone. :)

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  2. When I quit smoking I started eating in the car instead of smoking in the car. Now, and it's been almost seven years, I still have to FORCE myself not to eat in the car. Even if I'm not hungry as soon as I get in the car I find myself reaching for snacks. And if I don't have snacks I battle with myself to keep myself from stopping at mcdonalds. I can curb it sometimes, but it's hard. I try to have healthy snacks on hand and try to come up with distractions, but when I'm stuck in traffic I have to eat. It's terrible.
    So, you're not alone. We all have weird food issues. Which sucks. But, it gets easier. I figure if I can quit smoking I can quit the snacking in the car. Right?

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  3. I also think about food like... non-stop. but I love it! I think food is a great thing, it fuels our bodies without out it we would be nothing... it just sucks when it feels so consuming. Last night I could barely get to bed because I wasn't sure if I should bring a yogurt with me to work in case dinner was going to be more points than i imagined. I feel you!

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  4. I also think about food like... non-stop. but I love it! I think food is a great thing, it fuels our bodies without out it we would be nothing... it just sucks when it feels so consuming. Last night I could barely get to bed because I wasn't sure if I should bring a yogurt with me to work in case dinner was going to be more points than i imagined. I feel you!

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  5. Can't really reassure you, but I am right there with you! Just last night I was wondering if an hour goes by that I'm not thinking about something food related. I'm glad I now think about it in a healthier way instead of planning my next super unhealthy meal or snack...but it's still annoying. I often wonder once I do hit my goal how much effort physically/mentally it will take to stay at my goal and not gain weight again...I can't imagine being able to think about food this much for the rest of my life ya know? But at the same time I feel if I don't think about it then i'll just gain weight again. THIS SHIT IS HARD.

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  6. Wait...is that not normal?? haha I plan my day around food. I can have this at this time, and a snack at this time, and I'll have coffee at this time so I don't want to eat, and then dinner, and then I get to look forward to my after dinner snack...
    Maybe one day we'll change our thoughts. For now, food, food, food...

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  7. Umm yes of course! Now I think about food but it's a little bit different. It's more about trying to plan ahead of my day and make sure that there are healthy options wherever I am. I think that there will come a time that this really does become a lifestyle change and it will come automatically without us having to think about it much.

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  8. I think about food all the time too. It is so difficult because I really just like food. I enjoy eating and socializing. But, I also have a problem of eating when I am bored. Even though I hardly keep any snacks in the house, I will eat celery, then I will eat some almonds, then I will have some strawberries. They are all healthy but not ALL at once! You are not alone in your struggles with food my friend! I think a lot of us have the same problem.

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  9. I'm the same way, I think about food constantly and sometimes go to sleep just to stop thinking about it. Good or bad food. Food is still on my mind. I have the same struggle and I think many of us go through that. I wish I knew a solution!

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  10. I think about food all. the. time. I read somewhere a long time ago that our bodies are wired to constantly think about food when we're losing weight so we don't go into starvation mode. Darn biology!

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  11. I also think about food all the time. What am I eating for dinner? I plan to have a "bad" (which means just a bit more carbs than usual) dinner on a day that I run before dinner. I did weight watchers and I found myself constantly thinking about food. How many points is this? How many points will I have left if I eat this? How many points do I need for dinner? I stopped WW because of that. But honestly I think food is always prominent in my brain. I don't know if it ever wasn't. I sort of feel like It's the same thing as guys and sex. lol I don't know if I will ever be "normal" in that regards. I can't eat without thinking. If I do I will gain a ton of weight back. I work very hard to lose more weight and I'm just maintaining. I don't foresee a point in life where I won't *have* to think about food. I'm trying to accept that.

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  12. And just when your "done" thinking about food all.the.time...you will have babies to feed and you will always be thinking about what you are feeding them, how often, are they getting enough, too much, they are not going to like what I made, should I make them eat it anyway, should I make them something else....ugh.... Consumed.by.food.... I've found planning each week/month has helped me stop obsessing about it so much, but it is still a huge part of my day.

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  13. i am the same way.. but I have found one thing that helped me. If I can't and I mean absolutely can't stop thinking about a french fry, chicken nugget, etc.. I would go through the drive through and get the smallest dollar menu size. I would take out one. yes one. fry or chicken nugget or whatever eat it and then throw the rest away in the dumpster at the end of the drive through. Wasteful- Yes. but after a few times I felt like I had so much power over that food and how I really didn't need it. So now I can drive by those places and not feel like I am missing out if I don't get something to eat "since I am right there". I have done this at home too... literally taken a chip bag half full out to the dumpster. I mean I'm not going to dig it out of there and I didn't need that crap in my house anyway?! :) Weird I know....

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    1. I don't think this is weird, actually it's probably the best way to curb your craving and not binge! For me if I continually deny a craving I'll end up overdoing it if I end up giving in.

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  14. I was the same way. I think it got easier when I looked at food as being nourishment for my body vs a treat for being good or a reward. Don't get me wrong I still have issues at times especially being an emotional eater but I try to plan out my food for the day and that way I don't have to think about it. I does get easier but it seems like it took forever till I got to that point. Good luck girl and don't give up.

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  15. Food is ALWAYS on my mind. I hate how much I think about it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggles with this.

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  16. I try to pack snacks that fit into my daily allotment. But if I know I have them I will want to eat them. Like CRAVE them. Weather I'm hungry or not. Like they're burning a hole in my lunch bag or something. If I thought about money that way I'd be broke. Maybe I need to view food like I do money. It's necessary, but I don't need to spend all of it to make me happy. I'm happy having a little left in the bank.

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    1. That's a very interesting way to look at it! I love it! If I 'budget' and save I'll have some left over and some for another day or snack.

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  17. I think about food all the time. It's pretty annoying.

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  18. I am right there with you! Only dieting and losing weight is what brought on my binge eating issues and food obsession. It's a constant struggle and I'm trying to retrain my mind that I'm not on a diet, this is how I eat now...and its ok if I want to have ONE cookie but not seven! It's very difficult but I have faith one day it will be easier!

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  19. I am the same!!! Sometimes when my schedule is just JAM packed then I think about it a little less. But sometimes I will panic if I think I might have to skip dinner. It's a real problem.

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  20. Girl I feel you, and I'm still on the healthy train ;/

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  21. I think about food all of the time. I think our society, and the way it teaches women to obsess about what they eat, and how they look, plays a big role in this. It's hard to learn moderation when certain foods are "bad" or "not allowed ever under any circumstances", or even when diets tell you it's okay to "cheat".

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  22. Right there with you! I'm a complete foodie. I work in the food industry and it's nearly impossible to make it through the day without giving in and trying a sample of the newest recipe we are sampling. I can shop in the store and avoid buying the junk foods, but yet i can't manage to walk past a sample table without taking just one. That one sample, makes me want a whole tray of samples. At home i can be the beacon of healthy eating, but at work it's like I don't even have any self control. Its a never ending cycle, where I can be great and not think about junk food, and then the next day i've eaten my way through a tray of cookies.

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  23. Girl, I feel you on this one. I think about food all the time, but it's usually just trying to figure out points and such for Weight Watchers. I know exactly what you mean though, for real!

    --Kelly from In It To Lose It

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