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Food has taken over my life

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Food has taken over my life. Every morning, I go into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee, which I want, and some breakfast, which I don't want. I don't like to eat in the morning. I really don't. But I have to eat something when I take my morning pills.

Once I eat my unwanted breakfast, I have to start planning the rest of the day. What will I eat for lunch? What's a good small afternoon snack today? What will we have for supper? What will my bedtime snack be? Because I'm trying to lose weight, my calories are restricted and I have to eat 5 meals and stay within those numbers. But not only that, because I'm diabetic, I have to be militant with carbs and sugars and food groups and portion sizes. You'd think that would make losing weight easier. But in reality it doesn't. This is hard work. It's almost like a part-time job because it takes me a long time to plan all this out. Especially when it comes to grocery lists. Food has taken over my life.

You know what I want? I want a website that plans your meals for you. Yeah I know there are some websites out there that do that. This one does too. But they're stupid. This one is particularly stupid. Yesterday it wanted me to eat 4 servings of chicken -- 2 at lunch time and 2 at dinner. The day before that it wanted me to eat 4 servings of ground beef, again 2 at lunch and 2 at dinner. And these sites don't take into account your food allergies, likes and dislikes. I want a website to ask me what foods I can't or won't eat. Then I want it to give me a meal plan that takes the food groups and calorie restrictions that I have into account. It should give me a grocery list. Is that really too much to ask? Cars can drive themselves. You'd think somebody could create a website that does everything I need it to do so that meal planning isn't such a chore and I could get my life back.
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    I am sorry you are dealing with this. It will get easier-at least that is what my aunt with diabetes said. She got into habits and it was only a big deal the first month or two. Great website idea!
    152 days ago
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    I as well find myself eating just to eat. At work on breaks because everyone is eating I feel almost obligated to eat something. It's a BIG struggle for me.
    152 days ago
    That would be a great website!
    152 days ago
    It isn’t really all that hard to learn how to do this on your own. Use the model here, and tweak it. There are so many websites out there, And the food pyramid to guide you. My solution was a meeting with a dietician, and she outlined a guide for me
    152 days ago
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