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Thursday, February 04, 2010

i nearly didnīt write this blog as i didnīt know what to put for a title,it still propably insīt the right title.or how i would word or write down what i did and why.especially as i am still not certain why i did it.ok here goes.the other week as they were really reduce my husband stocked in loads of chocolate to take the next time we go to tunisia to visit his family.well today.infact half an hour ago i went and got and ate a 150g dark chocolate with chilli bar.when i say i ate i mean i ate it all alone,concously and as i was eating it i wasnīt even enjoying it but i still ate it.donīt ask me why i was really aware of what i was doing that it had no taste for some reason but i still did it.with every bite i was saying why have i just took this bite i am not even enjoying it but i just carried on.why?i donīt know,is there a reason why i wanted to eat the chocolate in the first place,not a concrete one.i am feeling very low theese day as i seem to be in constant pain and the pain killers that the drīs have giving donīt helpthat much but to be honest i donīt think it was that.there is nothing congrete that i can pin it on,it just happened.can i accept that,should i accept that and carry on as if nothig has happened?should i look deeper?will it happen again if i donīt look deeper in to why it happened in the first place?i have theese and many other unanswered question,should i just let them unanswered?is that the answer?or is that ansking for trouble?what do you my spark friends think?all i know was that i didnīt enjoy it but carried on eating regaurdless.not much else to say really.
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SHANTODD420 2/5/2010 12:57PM

    I put dark chocolate in the freezer so it takes me longer to eat it. Move past it and it will be okay.

Shannon

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JCARDINAL 2/4/2010 12:27PM

    Sometimes when my stress is really high I do just what you did. I'll be eating something I know I shouldn't and keep asking myself why? the whole time I'm eating it. I just shake it off and start fresh and try to keep those things out of the house. Maybe if you wrap-up all the chocolate you won't be tempted to eat it. Wrap it up in birthday paper and then you won't want to mess it up.

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KATELJM 2/4/2010 6:32AM

    Overall, did you manage to stay within your calorie range? Did you meet your nutritional needs for the day? If you accomplished those measures, you have exerted some control, even if the chocolate calories didn't even taste that great.

Medication can affect your sense of taste. You can use that to your advantage, if you ask yourself first if the calories you are considering are really worth it to you. Your blog shows you did, but ate anyway. I do that too, sometimes.

I found that the more I plan ahead my food for the day, and spread out various nutritious snacks to eat before I reach for empty foods, the more likely I am to stay on track. I found that the better I met my nutritional needs, the fewer cravings I had for empty carbs.

Chocolate used to be my downfall, until I adopted this strategy: I store chocolate in the refrigerator. If I want a piece, I put a piece on a plate and return the remainder to the refrigerator. I WAIT 25 MINUTES for the chocolate on the plate to come to room temperature for full taste. After I eat that chocolate, I would have to go through the entire exercise before having more. Usually one piece is enough for me; chocolate is no longer my binge food.

My current nemesis is Twizzlers, which have no nutritional value. Maybe I should store them in the refrigerator as well, if I'm going to keep any on hand.

Have you read this SP article on emotional eating:
http://www.sparkpeople.c
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