I know this isn't a common problem, in fact the opposite is very common (and used to be unbearable for me) but I have an issue that I need help with.
Prior to beginning my weight-loss journey I was a diagnosed food addict. It was on my mind all the time. I constantly had an inventory of my fridge and pantry running in my head, always knew every restaurant in town including what was on their menu and their hours, hid food, binged until I got sick (not purging, just filling my body so much it couldn't hold it anymore), avoided friends and social gatherings, lied... there wasn't a moment where I wasn't eating or thinking/worrying about eating.
But I got treatment and nearly 80 lbs later I have the opposite problem. I'm forgetting to eat. Sometimes I'll go days barely consuming anything but when the headache kicks in (like today) I remember that I haven't eaten more than maybe 300-400 calories total in the past couple days. Most days I track my food and make sure I hit that 1200 mark. But if I get busy and forget to track, odds are I'll also forget to eat. Sometimes I'll even have a plate next to me and get so distracted I'll completely forget it's there and walk away for hours. My dog usually takes care of the food for me and I find the plate later and suddenly remember it's been 12 hours since I've eaten.
I don't know what to do. I've tried alarms, reminders, putting myself on an eating schedule... none of it works. I just acknowledge the alarm, promise myself I'll get to it in a minute and hours later I've forgotten. I don't want to under-nourish myself, what else can I do?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by: BLUEYEDCALAMITY at: 2/22/2013 (09:46)
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