I admittedly was a tad grouchy the past two days. I know that trying not to comfort with food at all is affecting me a great deal. I know I have overcome a lot, I used to eat all, day, long. Tons of junk. I haven't done that in years, it was enough to stop me from gaining but not enough to get me losing any weight.
I thought that was such a huge triumph but I didn't realize that even though I am eating way less I still depend on food emotionally. Even though I realized with the food tracker I wasn't eating enough calories that my food choices were sometimes bad and not enough nutrition was hurting me. So, adding more healthy foods was a must and really planning my diet has been more about adding in then taking away at this point.
Emotionally? It is really hard to get excited about eating a banana you know? When I feel sad or having a hard day there is nothing there....
I am trying to find ways to fill that void left from the lack of comfort foods in my life. Sometimes I have broken and had some chocolate or soda. Not an excessive amount but I really want to stop eating refined sugars except for holidays. I don't feel like my body needs sugar, I know it hurts my body and I want to stop, just STOP.
But man, I feel so odd without it! What do you do when you want to eat but can't or simply don't want to? How do you make yourself feel better without food? I need some more ideas. Thank you in advance.
I sometimes wish I had someone I know who was like me, who ate emotionally and I could talk to them about it but I don't so I am really grateful to find this group! It is refreshing to see I am not alone. My husband knows it is hard for me but doesn't truly understand the eating thing, he is super supportive but thinks it should be easy to just stop eating certain things. He has never depended on food like that. He is a smoker though and I try to tell him it is kinda like that only I have to find healthier ways to eat.
Edited by: SARAJANE_82 at: 8/14/2012 (14:15)
" Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2
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