Why Do People ...

Discussion in 'Diet, Nutrition and Supplements' started by Erik, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. Erik

    Erik Admin

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    ... find it so hard to stick to a diet?

    Is it really that challenging? Why?

    Is it for emotional reasons? Lack of will power? Because it's there? Lack of drive/motivation?

    What's your obstacle?
     
  2. RiemmyGirl

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    Sweets. I love sweets. The food I eat now is good but it is the you want what you can not have theory with me. I do not mind the preparation at all.
     
  3. cm13cm

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    the food tastes good and its comfort for me sometimes. im getting much better though
     
  4. Chelonian

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    I find it hard to eat clean or eat below maintenance, when I don't have food prepared and my schedule gets hectic with work, kids and kid's activities.

    If I don't eat on time I get hungry and I'm tempted with nonclean foods. I don't go way overboard, but If I do this too often, all that unclean eating adds up. Before you know it, I've gained several pounds. Errrrrg...
     
  5. Erik

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    I'm not privy to yours and Leah's inside jokes.
     
  6. MudHen

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    For me it's stress. Something happens or changes in your life. Could be good or bad. Somehow everything relates to food.
     
  7. Erik

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    Yeah, and?

    But food will always be there, and there are times when foods like that is allowed. My question is why can't a person wait until a designated time as opposed to just caving in.
     
  8. andi

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    hey are you making fun of my bi-weekly? :lol:
    my main issue is when I'm depressed. I don't care about anything then eps eating right :oops:
     
  9. Erik

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    I'm the opposite

    Stress destroys my appetite.
     
  10. Stifler

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    Cause I enjoy sitting down and eating a 30oz steak in one sitting. I also enjoy bread.

    I hate to cook and never sit down and think about what I should and should not eat.

    And I like beer.
     
  11. smuggie

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    I have no more issues with food.

    My eating is under control.
     
  12. Erik

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    Excellent.
     
  13. 3sweeties

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    HORMONES.
     
  14. spicy~d

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    For me it's been a one bite issue. Just one bite of the teddy grahams I'm giving the kids or one bite of a pb&j. I have done really well with my plan for the past week, but it's those damn kids. :lol:
    I thought to myself at the time that one bite is fine, but at the end of the week, those bites add up. And, for me, my cheat didn't feel like a cheat...so I cheated a bit more. Mind you this is the best I've done at eating clean ever. :clap:
    I even took a bite once and spit it out. I just wanted to taste the food!
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  15. Chelonian

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    Thats wonderful! :woohoo:

    Just curious, how you came to this point in your life if its not too personal?
     
  16. spicy~d

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    My husband is on here.
     
  17. spicy~d

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    I thought of another one...no variety.
    Eating the same things the same way gets old.
    Lack of creativity.
     
  18. MudHen

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    There is always that pressure from other people to eat. I don't know how many times I've watched my friends eat cake or ice cream while I sit and watch. I don't mind and sometimes I'll indulge a bit - well not right now cause I'm sticking to my plan - only planned cheats of course :p. But sometimes it's hard to resist.
     
  19. Erik

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    That only works as an excuse in a limited capacity.
     
  20. Erik

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    See, that doesn't bother me.

    I eat for a purpose though, since I'm always training for something. I save the 'good, creative, whatever meals' for cheats. I don't need every day to be a day of gourmet eating.
     

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