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My confession- when and why do I overeat

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I am an overachiever. At the age of 25 I have two university degrees from abroad, I was first in my class. I have an amazing group of friends that stuck together for more or less 7 years. I love my family. I have a job that somebody with 10 years of experience would not be ashamed of... I am active and do lot of travelling (like the 3-week long backing in Chine we did at the beginning of this summer). If everything is so perfect why am I fat?

Because I eat way too much when:
1, when I am bored or feel uncomfortable. Eating distracts my mind.
2, we go out. When the rest of group orders, I usually do as well. I eat type of food they have at the venue, not the one I would like and would be good for me. I eat even though I am not hungry just yet, because I know that when my time comes, we might be somewhere where the food is not available.
3,I order a dessert. I usually have this craving after lunch- if I manage to ignore it for an hour or two, it goes away...
4,there is anything left on the plate- especially when eating out.

These 4 things are responsible for me not being able to conquer that one last mountain which has been in front of me for as far as I can remember. And now that I have actually taken time to investigate the real cause , their position as a coping mechanism can start getting weaker and weaker until one day emoticon
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  • LETHA_
    Lots of great self reflection. You are going to do great.
    1662 days ago
    Good for you for examining your problems with food. I hope this makes it easier for you to deal with them.
    1662 days ago
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