Friday, February 15, 2008


How do I get over food? I've been struggling the last few days. I truly have a relationship with food and it's not a good one. I'm great all day until about 3pm... then it's something sweet, something not on the list or some huge portion of something "on the list"... then it's like I can't stop eating until I feel like a bloated pig. WHAT is my problem? Why can't I stop myself before I feel so disgusting? Why can't I just eat one? One serving of chocolate or potato chips or whatever? Why do I have to eat until either it's all gone or I can't breathe with my pants on? I want to eat food as fuel - not as comfort or love or companionship or whatever my mind is saying.... I want to eat those things that are good for me, that increase my ability to train, to get faster, be stronger, go longer and farther... so WHY can't I stop???

1 comment:

HappyBlogChick said...

Ooh, that's a hard one.

Are the foods you're eating individually portioned? That helps me.

My afternoon snack almost every day is a vitamuffin muffin top - double chocolate. They're individually wrapped. I keep them in the freezer and warm them in the microwave. I also have a glass of skim milk with it. I make sure to only defrost/warm 1 at a time, and I eat it in a different room.

I think the fact that I only have easy access to 1 stops me. And the fact that EVERY DAY I have something that seems so decadent (but isn't really) keeps me from feeling deprived and going crazy. I also have an apple or pear an hour or two later or before (depending on how the timing plays out).

I don't know ... that's what works for me ... it may or may not work for you, but something like that might be worth a shot?