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Food Should Never Be A Source Of Guilt


Tuesday, February 12, 2013




I'm an emotional eater and sometimes I have a love/hate relationship with food because of the guilt felt after I use food to stuff my feelings down inside me instead of expressing or dealing with them.





It's super important for me to focus on eating to live - instead of living to eat.

I choose not to use food as a reward - not even if it can be classified as healthy because it's too close to eating emotionally and I'm trying my hardest to recover from that merry-go-round!
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LAILATN 2/13/2013 9:55AM

    Great post - thank you!

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SISSIE21 2/13/2013 1:41AM

    Oh you hit the nail right on the head with this blog post. It is so hard to give up that special relationship with food if it has been your friend and comforter. What does one turn to once you have given that up? That is the daily challenge, at least for me, to find new ways of dealing with life's ups and downs without celebrating or coping with food, both of which have led to weight gain, shame and lowered self respect.
You are right, it is a merry-go-round and sometimes I just want to get off the ride! The way I have been dealing with this is to see each moment that I have to make that decision, eat for nutrition and my health or eat for comfort and tuning out, as a moment to strengthen my resolve to walk this journey with dignity and self love. And celebrate when I make the right choice and forgive myself and learn from those moments when I don't.
You are worth it, we are worth it, we're all on this ride together!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/12/2013 12:50PM

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PRINCESSAMY 2/12/2013 12:16PM

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FORMYDARLINGS 2/12/2013 10:51AM

   

I also never choose a food reward. It is counter productive I think. I need to focus more on choosing healthy when there is a choice and refaining when there is not. I will never starve from skipping a treat.


Gini

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SPARTAN40 2/12/2013 9:57AM

    Not using food as a reward was a big change for me. I realized once on SP that I ALWAYS used food for reward, celebration, entertaining, etc.

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PDSLIM 2/12/2013 8:09AM

    good luck

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 2/12/2013 8:03AM

    Me too!........... emoticon

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NUTRON3 2/12/2013 7:49AM

    so true

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LIFEISPURRFECT 2/12/2013 7:42AM

    Great post! I'm the person that puts food as "good" for you or "bad" for you. Like you, I'm working on getting rid of those definitions. It's a battle but, emoticon . The food doesn't know if it's "good" or "bad" it's only the definition that we assign to it.

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JUDITHANNIE 2/12/2013 7:37AM

    Good for you....

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ELRIDDICK 2/12/2013 7:15AM

  Thanks for sharing

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DAJAMOGU1 2/12/2013 7:13AM

    It is a battle. I want to be in control of food; not letting my food control me! Such a battle but worth the effort!



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TORTISE110 2/12/2013 7:07AM

    Facing where we are with food makes such a difference. This is an important blog!

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