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Emotional ties to food

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I have such emotional ties to certain foods and it's so hard to not over eat on them.

Today I had a brownie and even though I gave myself permission to eat it I still felt the need to keep eating more. I did step away and ended up being ok after that, but I definately struggle with certain foods and my limits.

Last night I baked cookies. Throughout the day I probably ate 5 or 6. I just want to be normal around food. I don't know why 2 cookies isn't enough for me? emoticon

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CAMAEL100 12/3/2012 3:49PM

    I read somewhere on Spark 'one bite is too much and a thousand is never enough'!!

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SOTM121097 11/30/2012 7:27AM

    Thanks! You are right, maybe i'm really telling myself that I SHOULD only have one. I guess I still have some work to do on this step.

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ROOSTER72 11/29/2012 8:40PM

    I think the thing with intuitive eating is to not just give yourself permission to eat A brownie - but give yourself permission to eat as many brownies as YOU WANT not just now but later today, and tomorrow and ever after.

This is very hard to get our heads around, because most of us would respond saying something like 'That wouldn't work for me - I would have brownies for breakfast, lunch and dinner, put on a load of weight and make myself sick'. Am I right?

The funny thing is, that once this food is not forbidden, and you can have it any time you want, it actually starts to lose its hold on you. Perhaps you might have 1 or 2 occasions where you go crazy, but you will quickly realise that you don't want to feel sick from over eating brownies, and that really it is the first one that is the best . . .and miraculously you have a healthy relationship with brownies.

Now, that all sounds good - but it is definitely a process that will take time, and there will be stumbles - but I am starting to believe that it works.

Comment edited on: 11/29/2012 8:42:01 PM

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TOTHEFUTURE1 11/29/2012 6:50AM

    I have the same problem and try not to start. I see many have a similar problem and the same solutions

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PENNYSAVER2 11/28/2012 7:16PM

    I had to give up cookies and brownies. I just can't stop once I get started. Some of us are just powerless to certain foods. I'm glad you were able to stop yourself.

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KATHARINE1948 11/28/2012 5:28PM

    I had to give up cookies .for now
I heard 1 taste is wonderful its not enough even after 1,000 bites emoticon

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KENTUCKYWOMAN 11/28/2012 5:09PM

    I know exactly how you feel. Good news is that you did stop at the one brownie. The thing that can really drive me crazy is those odd people who do not finish the brownie or cookie. What is up with that???? emoticon
You have done yourself proud.

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