Saturday, October 06, 2012
A lot of blogs and threads have already covered a lot of the more common, including stress, emotion, boredom, etc. For me, there are several reasons why I would eat when I was not hungry. If I am bored, this certainly can be the case, although that can also be handled by drinking water or chewing gum. That one is easy to tackle. If I feel like I, whether because I worked out hard, or because I had a difficult day, etc., "deserve" this food or that, I often will eat more than I should. This one is harder, because after I am full, it often doesn't taste as good, so I try to think of something that would taste good, and therefore be a decent treat...can lead to disaster. Sometimes I tell myself that if I am hungry later, it will be more of a treat then, and sometimes I even listen to myself. Have you ever been shopping, and when you got home you felt like you needed to put on that new top and spray yourself with that new perfume? I often do this with grocery shopping as well. If a food comes in the house that isn't necessarily a staple, some of it is often consumed as I am putting it away. This as well is hard to fight against. I think the biggest problem I have is that I am on several different medications that suppress appetite, and I am rarely hungry, at least not before I am light headed. I am sure some of you are probably saying to yourselves that you wish that you had that problem, but I am also prediabetic. So, I try to eat regularly so my blood sugar doesn't dip, but I very rarely experience actual hunger. Because I don't feel hungry to begin with, it is much harder to feel satiety as well. So often I end up overeating because I know my body needs nutrition, and so I eat, but I don't really know when to stop. Does anyone else experience this? Please let me know.