Food Addiction ...

Discussion in 'Beginner Training & Nutrition' started by Erik, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Noel Clark

    Noel Clark Senior Member

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    NO I was saying do what you said. Not for YOU to do it.
     
  2. LynnP

    LynnP This will be a good year!

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    Ok ok you two :chairshot:!!! I reposted it to the nutrition section, and it is officially be my first post to my journal :weightlift2: look for it, I hope you'll find the humor in the title, I cracked myself up with it. I felt....clever! :)
     
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  3. FitGurl

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    Ya this is me. Excellent thread.
     
  4. FitGurl

    FitGurl Member

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    :yeahthat:
     
  5. rene7465

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    Hi, I am Rene' and sometimes chocolate compulsively gets into my mouth despite the negative consequence it will have on me! No really good info. I don't have the above. But do sometimes become overwhelmed with the need to eat something sweet, usually when carb. restricted...despite how I know I shouldn't!
     
  6. GraceGirl

    GraceGirl His Beautiful Paradox

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    Try making a pro-ho (protein powder mixed with water and then nuked for about 30 seconds). It totally kills my sweet tooth, and if I want something chocolate, I use PVL's peaut butter chocolate, mix it with some Walden Farms chocolate dip, nuke, and I have a chocolate brownie.

    I could not make it without my pro-ho's! :D (OK, so maybe I could, but it's certainly MUCH easier!!)
     
  7. rene7465

    rene7465 Member

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    Hey thank you I will try that:yum:
     
  8. jckslinks

    jckslinks New Member

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    Hello: My name is JC and I am a food addict
     
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  9. Wells

    Wells Member

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    Hi JC (mom) Welcome!:wave:
     
  10. Tearose

    Tearose Focused and On Fire

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    wow thats me to a T...
    So umm...how do we fix it?
     
  11. orbie

    orbie Failure is NOT an option

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    Wow. Great thread. I think I have some of these tendencies but not all. I suppose with food addiction it's a mind over matter game. I suppose it's that way for all addictions really!!
     
  12. Amy

    Amy Just say no to CANDY!!!

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    I wanted to post in here because I have been having some great discussions with a friend of mine who had a gastric bypass a couple of years ago and is still 200 lbs. We got talking about food and nutrition and given her stomach is now the size (roughly) of a large egg and that her intestines have been re-routed (which makes her absorb slightly less of the calories), I wanted to hear what she would say.
    This led into a huge discussion on the mental side of weight loss. She had no idea mentally she would have such a struggle. She told me a story of going to a restaurant with her husband and ordering soup and barely making a dent in it due to being full. She was so upset. Huh? I was puzzled at first but then after talking more it made sense. She felt as if she had been 'jipped' or ripped off by not being able to eat more. Its like she had a sense of accomplishment by 'finishing' her food in the past.
    It was rather interesting how mentally we are controlled by foods. It kind of reminded me of sometimes when we cheat we treat it like our 'last supper' and have ridiculous amounts of things justified by saying we might not have it in a long time. Prior to dieting, I never thought this way. I would have my brownie and be done with it.

    It goes to show that no surgery will guarantee success.

    I'm not sure where I am going with this post :p but wanted to get others feedback on this.
     
  13. BigDog

    BigDog Well-Known Member

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    Her response makes sense to me. Some of see food as a major source of gratification and comfort. I feel content when I am full.

    Easier said than done but it helps to try to "move" those feelings of gratification to something else. I have yet to find something that is equally fulfilling but am trying to find substitutes other than food that simulate this feeling.
     
  14. Patricia

    Patricia Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    I've been a lil MIA from the boards lately...dealing with food addiction/days and days of overeating issues myself...for the greater part of the past year.

    I slowly conditioned myself to get relief from stress/boredom/anxiety by eating. And, noticed how strong I was almost "pulled" into the kitchen or convenience stores when I was getting those feelings. If I didn't give in I'd have a hell of a fight. It's crazy.

    I have found lately I can't even have 'treats' or sugary, sweet, fatty, 'feel good' food...I'll just continue to over eat it for days after.

    I've found it much easier now to just not start at all than to stop.
     
  15. simshalmed

    simshalmed New Member

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    It's just your mind tendency, and this over eating addiction can be controlled, if you have that control on yourself.
     
  16. maddix2010

    maddix2010 New Member

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    I agree with you... But my problem is eating to much, the food itself is usually not bad for me, but the amount is where I get into trouble. I just fee hungry all the time! Especially in late afternoon to when I go to bed.
     
  17. Erik

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    Unfortunately, if you're trying to lose body fat, hunger tends to be something you have to accept as normal. Trying to always eat to counter it typically leads to well, no results.

    It only makes sense that in a caloric deficit, most people will eventually deal w/ hunger.
     
  18. NCKate

    NCKate New Member

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    This is such a great thread! I never realized how much of an emotional connection I had to food and how much distorted thinking I had relating to food until I started with LBC. I'm learning so much! If you haven't read Mindless Eating yet, you really should do so!
     
  19. tiff

    tiff New Member

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    Hi My name is Tiff Im a food addict.... I def can relate to one bite and its all over with
     
  20. krissy9876

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    I hear you Tiff. Me too! Very consciously working thru it right now while I'm on the waitlist.
     

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