Catching up on the Countdown. Challenge 4
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Trigger foods, anyone?
GAH I can't even start... umm.. Natural peanutbutter, chocolate, oreos, chinese veggie dumplings, fries... sooo many sweet things. Vegan ice cream. German potato or noodle dishes. My trigger foods tend to be either totally fatty or hella sweet, usually room temperature when I eat them. Mostly carbs, all of it comfort food.
The sources of my trigger foods are aplenty. The fridge, my mom's kitchen, fast food restaurants... It's like everything from everywhere is designed to make me overeat.
The most common trigger foods lately have been any type of chinese food. It affects me when I'm out with friends, in with friends, or walking along, minding my own business. Usually I'm tired or stressed about school, and I just want to down a lit of rice and some fried dumplings to feel better. I keep eating because it's either really good or I'm bored, and why not finish it if it's already in front of me? The food makes me happier because it tastes SOOO good and I can chat and hang out with my friends. Also, I don't have to cook! I should probably be doing homework or eating the lunch I brought from home... but making it will have been extra work!
Eating out in NYC is so easy. The problem is that chinese food is so cheap and yummy that I just want it all the time.
There are probably a million things that are trigger foods that I haven't even thought of, but this one is jumping out at me.
Cheap, yummy, fatty... mmmmmmmmm.... chinese food.
I'm not hungry, I swear!