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Can't stop THINKING food!!

Monday, February 04, 2013

I decided today that I would try to count the number of times a day my mind reminds me it wants to eat something, and you know it was at LEAST every 15 minutes!! Sometimes it could be more than once in a single minute! I cannot stop 'thinking food'! I don't know what to do about it. My mind just goes.... I am hungry now.... or I wish I had something to eat right now... It is CRAZY I am literally 'hungry' all day long! But it is not true hunger, it is my mind wanting to EAT!! I can't decide if it is because I am bored?, unfulfilled in life?, Lonely?, Thinking that the only satisfaction I can possibly get out of life is when I am currently chewing on food. I mean my body sort of has this 'ache' all day long for MORE food. I can't call it true 'hunger' because it doesn't matter if I just ate 5 minutes ago or even if I just ate a big meal. Within minutes of eating, my mind starts wanting more to eat. I don't know how to battle this constant 'nagging' to eat. This inner ache inside of me, I mean it is physical and constant. I don't know what to do about it. I just feel baffled and defeated by this constant attack on me from my own body and mind. the sinful nature? Is it the devil tempting me? What is it??? I try to think of other things, I try to put it out of my mind but like I said within 15 minutes my mind is right back there again tapping at my shoulder and wondering if I could have a little something more to eat. UUUUUGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!
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    "Man does not live by bread alone" Quote Jesus!

    I like the flavored water idea too....I make a mint tea then put just enough to change the water flavor and drink that all day.

    Let us know how it goes..Joyce
    1935 days ago
    I find getting the mind on something else gets me through some "craving" days. If the mind is busy on other interesting things it can't be on food all the time. Don't watch TV where all the commercials are about foods and places to eat. You might try drinking water everytime your mind desires food, or, if possible, take a walk. emoticon
    1936 days ago
    It's not hunger, it's appetite. Maybe you are craving flavor, or texture. Have you tried gum or sugar-free drops? That might help.
    What I do if I constantly want to eat is getting something healthy that takes forever. For example, if I buy a jar of peanuts, I'll eat half the thing. If I buy the peanuts in their shells, though, I spend a lot of time shelling them and sorting out the bad ones, so I end up eating much less.
    Sometimes it could be thirst, too, since we get a lot of water from our food. Try water or flavored water. I particularly like soda water; the bubbles help me feel full longer.
    Hope that helps! Hang in there, you can do it!
    1937 days ago
    I wonder if you should go "cold turkey" on all refined flour, sugar, and processed foods. You will have a horrible first few days while you "detox", but after that, your body may be so happy with the healthy food it gets, the crazy cravings might go away.

    Although much of it may be in your mind, it also may really be physical feeding (funny choice of words) the mind.

    I figure everyone can come up with enough will power to plow through 3 days of "real" food. After your body has had that, it may want more! :)

    Just my thought... nothing scientific.
    1937 days ago
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