I too can assign my obsession its "time" by using it to plan my meals ahead, tweak nutrition to get the best I can, adapt recipes, spend time tweaking those as well just to see what I can change to make it better.
I know what you mean.. but its all how you look at it.. food is only to live.. not for intertanment.. people in france and over there eat differently and slowly.. they enjoy there food.. so we should eat healthy and take more time.. we are way too rushed here.. think differently.. and maybe it will change how you think
loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!! Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it! I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important! classylady~Geri
Alone? NO WAYS...there are so many of us, we could create our own planet. I once read something which was something like....watch what skinny do, the relationship they have with food etc. And its true, they dont think about food 24/7 but eat to exist.
I'm working on using my calorie counts per week so if I do have a bad meal, I can still achieve my ultimate goal for the week.
I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.
current weight: 225.0
Fitness Minutes: (10,984) Posts: 189 11/7/12 6:52 A
Thank you for your support and it is good to know I am not the only one that is struggling with this. I used to do the to-go box idea or just ask if I can order half the portion. Also used to take my own salad dressing as well. I guess it's just about getting back to what you know works and trying to get out of those old habits that hinder us. I understand its a life change and I must say it can be a day to day battle with myself. It's hard to be mad at food. Food didn't do anything by itself. I use it to cope and then feel the guilt of indulgence. So food is not the enemy the behavior is. I guess it's time to fight back and take control of my feelings.
"Every second is a chance to turn your life around"
current weight: 192.8
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 13 11/6/12 6:19 P
Food can exert a lot of power over us. The trick is not to bully the food and yourself or to beat yourself up, but to outsmart it. By outsmarting the food's power and your inclination to eat excessively, I mean that you want to make it easier and more convenient to eat healthy foods and healthier portion sizes. Some ideas are to make a plan that keeps healthier foods more convenient to eat than unhealthy foods. For instance I keep healthy snacks in my purse, my desk, my car, my gym bag, etc., then when I am hungry or stressed out I am more likely to grab one of those healthy things and am less likely to overdo it. As far as eating out, sometimes asking for a box to take part of your meal home with you can help - divide it as soon as it gets to the table and put the part to take home in the box and set it aside. I don't usually share a meal but a lot of people do have success ordering a single meal and sharing it with a friend or loved one. The beauty of having a PLAN is that once you have the PLAN, you can relax - know that SOMETIMES the plan will work and other times it won't so then you can tweak it so it works better. The other things that a lot of people find that work is to not keep tempting foods in the house, dividing foods into single portion packages, and finding healthy alternatives that are as satisfying or nearly as satisfying as the unhealthy alternatives.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
current weight: 238.0
Fitness Minutes: (30,358) Posts: 25,169 11/6/12 6:16 P
You can reverse the situation and take hold of the puppet strings of the foods you consume. change that powerful relationship and take control. It can be done. Although it's not easy. I've lsot a lot of weight with Spark People and this team in general. I plan my healthy meals carefully and snacks go in a basket on the counter. I don't bring home junk.
Butterflylost...as someone who is a food addict I totally get it. I often feel helpless to food as well. It helps for me to plan my meals and limit my idle time. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
I wish you the best on this journey always continue moving forward.
It is so frustrating how much power food has in my life. It controls me like I am a puppet and its holding the strings. I see something that looks good and so I will think about it nonstop until I finally give in. When I go out of town I plan my trips around where we are going to eat. I think about when my next meal is going to be and what its going to be. I have even caught myself thinking about what I want to eat the next day when I go to bed at night. I feel like I am addicted!!
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