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why do I think about food so much

Saturday, February 23, 2019

I think about what I ate last. I think about what I'm going to eat next. I think about what I'd like to eat but won't at least not today. I think about what I'll eat on my next free day. And some of the ads here don't help especially when it is food that I'd love to be eating. I maybe controlling most of the time what I eat but I worry about the amount of time I think about eating. Is this normal? I'm really not sure.
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    For me, it's the thinking about food that leads to the compulsive overeating. I have to keep busy to keep those thoughts at bay. emoticon emoticon
    843 days ago
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    I understand too its difficult not to be thinking and planning meals but planning is good it prevents splurges and enables you to be prepared and sensible with meals. I find that as long as i'm not too hungry, ie when my belly's full i'm okay. Tonight I just filled up on baked beans on toast Lol
    Keep going your doing well hun!
    843 days ago
    I did have period like that. I have them rarely now. I am not in diet mode anymore and that helps a lot. I chose to eat when it is time and just work on not over eating. since I've started doing that, food is no more a demon. It's a fact of life so I don't think about it that much.

    Hope you find your way of making it less of an issue. hang in there.
    843 days ago
    When I don’t overthink it, the food issue becomes less of one. Being busy helps.
    843 days ago
    Well, it does sound like there could be an issue, especially if YOU feel like it is. I know for me, I had to get my mind turned around in my relationship to food. Food = fuel and medicine. That's it. I assigned too many human qualities to it. Once I rearranged my thinking to merely consider food as nutrition, slowly my health improved because I ate better, wasn't constantly thinking of food.

    And planning my meals . . . that helped tremendously. No questions . . . my meal was prepared and waiting for me. There was no last minute scrounging and ending up eating unhealthy choices because I was HUNGRY.

    I guess I had to acquaint myself with what true hunger felt like, too.

    Hope these things help a little.

    844 days ago
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