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Food Obsession

Friday, March 09, 2012

One thing I hate about trying to lose weight is how obsessed I get with food. I want to browse cookbooks, search recipes, read food blogs....and now my new obsession: The food boards on Pinterest! I swear I'm almost drooling sometimes looking at the photos.

It's not like I'm starving myself either. I've been eating at the top end of my calorie allowance and staying pretty much with the Spark guidelines for nutritional balance. I guess I just can't get away from that feeling of being deprived somehow when I'm working on weight loss. I think about my next meal right after I'm done eating sometimes....

I think one of the problems is that I seem to be "all or nothing" I'm either trying to lose weight or I'm not monitoring anything and I'm gaining weight- usually slowly, but never maintaining for any length of time. I think I need to do some real research into figuring out how to change that. When I'm in losing-mode and I'm tracking my fitness and nutrition, I seem to get all-focused and I then I drop everything once I'm feeling better about my body- not even when I reach my final goal. I usually quit short of my goal because it stops being important to me and of course it's much easier to eat whatever I want and to work out less.

Must try to find a balance!

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    I do the exact same thing. I have been going through my cookbooks and pulling recipes that I want to try. (mainly, I want to get rid of some clutter in my closet) I am entering them in the computer and then I will sell the cookbooks at my yard sale. My husband is always asking how I can stand to look at pictures of food all the time, or watch cooking shows. I think it actually helps me keep my mind off eating food at that point in time (if that makes any since!!) Best of luck to you both!
    2266 days ago
    I am very much like that too. If I'm not tracking my food, I end up not caring and potentially gain weight, but yeah, when you're trying to lose weight, it's hard not to look at recipes and stuff. It's like torture, really! We need some serious horse blinders. Either way, I'm sure you're finding a balance. Best of luck!
    2266 days ago
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