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Thursday, May 02, 2013

I learned how to identify emotional eating cravings and differentiate them from physical hunger.

Part one:
Sudden cravings.
Emotional eating will cause you to all of a sudden crave something. Fried chicken, ice cream, pizza, chinese food, and so on.
Physical hunger will be gradual and can be postponed for a little bit.

That's the BIGGEST one right there.
The second biggest is GUILT.

Emotional eating leads to a whole bunch of guilt, while satisfying physical hunger does no such thing.

Another thing is the difference between appetite and hunger.
Appetite is your mind telling you you WANT to eat.
Hunger is the body's natural defense against starvation, and tells you that you NEED to eat.

That being said, I wonder why I emotionally crave greek olives?! I just got the biggest craving for them. I want them so bad right now. I feel like I'm going to die if I don't get them, but I'm going to have to deal with it because, surprise, we don't HAVE any! (Thank god. I'd eat the whole container.)

I have to keep all of my danger foods out of the house.

And to think, all of this was brought on by not even a full pound of weight gain. In fact, it wasn't even half a pound since yesterday. It's .2 pounds. That's it. .2 pounds. And for some reason, I'm still getting anxiety about the whole thing. I thought I was past all of that.
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    To 4EVERNESS - I don't capitalize god because I don't mean the Christian God (I am not a Christian, I do NOT plan to ever convert back), when I say "god" I don't mean any deity, I mean the title. Please don't try to push those ideals on me. I don't appreciate it in the least.
    But yes, I do have a salt addiction because of a condition known as Pica - I've struggled with it since I was seven.

    JOHGLO2011 - Ha, I know right? It's a problem because my step-dad eats chocolate and candy like crazy, and every now and then I get the bug...Ech.

    BRANDICE84 - o.o I know those cookies. They're horrible - I mean, they taste alright, but you're absolutely right. They stare you down until you buy their colorful pink sugaryness.
    1815 days ago
    I'm just learning to identify the same differences. Hunger is ok, I can handle my hunger. It's that need to eat, that overwhelming desire for something that is brought on by emotional eating that is horrible! My biggest temptation are those Granny B's Pink Sugar Cookies. Really they're not even that good, but there is something about them that makes me crave them. Tuesday I walked by them at the grocery store and it was all I could do to not throw one in the cart. Fifteen minutes later as I stood at the register at the gas station there they sat-- staring at me. Mean little buggers. I don't know how I managed to walk away. Good luck overcoming it and getting your mind ANYWHERE but on the food you desire. What an emotional battle!

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    1819 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    Looks like you have thought this thing through. And you are so right. Those cravings are nasty aren't they? They can way lay the best intentions. Not having any in the house was a good thing! :) Best Wishes!
    1819 days ago
    Lacking any vitamins or nutrients you might need that are in Greek ollves? Or addicted to salt? Or perhaps a tad of this might also go with respect for the society...hint like words androgynous? I don't know...The flavor of Greek olives is (are?) lovely, however I'm too self conscious and it's the pitts!

    Love the specialness of the beginnings of panic....we get a lot of that here....excuses too....I shall look forward to a lovely new assortment....

    emoticon Don't you love our rather trite, mundane, cliché symbols, as if they were to work to motivate people? Odd, but they do. We choose to let them.

    Can't wait til your attitude is such that God means love and can be capitalized...odd how many ways one might take that comment...

    1819 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2013 12:51:48 PM
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