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This Week's Topic: Food Addiction - Myth or Reality?
- What do you think of the article? - Do you have experience with 'bingeing'? What is that like for you? - What sort of 'triggers' do you have that cause you to seek out food for pleasure? Can you think of any solutions?
This Week’s Routine: (4) Know what you're having for lunch
GHG of the Week: Fruits and vegetables - 5 servings a day - 1 cup for leafy greens, 1/2 cup for other fruits/vegetables
Post by princessminnie on Feb 24, 2020 22:34:26 GMT
What am I proud of? I went to dinner with a friend to Chik Fil A. I got grilled nuggets, fries, and a diet coke. No regular soda, and no regular chicken nuggets or sandwich. Lunch has been the Greek Turkey Meatloaf from Hungry Girl Clean and Obsessed cookbook. Food addiction is so hard. I am working even with my kids to not always use food as a reward. I was trying to get my kids to play outside. I set up a scavenger hunt, but used their toys instead of a treat. I am down about 5 lbs. It is coming off slowly, but inches are disappearing much faster.
+ = giving myself a sticker for setting up my fitness planner. Now I just have to use it!
Food Addiction-Myth or Reality?
- What do you think of the article? I really think food addiction is a thing, at least in the same way alcoholism is a thing. Neither are more powerful than say heroin, but I think if you pair a habit loop with a chemical response then it is very challenging to get out of.
- Do you have experience with 'bingeing'? What is that like for you? I do have experience with bingeing. Usually it's accompanied by sorrow and I'm trying to get a "high" from sugar. I have noticed that it takes more sugar to get me there. This is the worst kind of bingeing and one that I really have to fight hard to stop. I have found mild success with distractions - sewing, TV, or angry cleaning - but it's still a real struggle of mine. Also, when I'm dieting, I miss the feeling of being full and I'll want to feel that, which sometimes turns into a binge as well. I don't know if this is a good idea, but I have a "planned binge" for when that happens. I eat a bowl of popcorn, a soda, and ice cream. That will usually do it for me to make me feel like I am full, I had salty, I had sweet, and it's something I know going in exactly how much 'damage' I'm causing to my daily/weekly points.
- What sort of 'triggers' do you have that cause you to seek out food for pleasure? Can you think of any solutions? Emotional triggers - I use food as self-care (lots of thoughts about poor me and no one loves me) and a mood booster. Solutions would be to find a healthier form of self-care, ie a small purchase, taking a shower or painting my nails, watching a comedy show, journaling, or anything that could make me feel like I'm taking care of myself.
What are you having for breakfast? I have been so tired of cooking for breakfast that I started eating cereal, which is terrible for weight loss. I plan on making some banana bread today, which will help in the future. I do need to get back into cooking though. I'm much happier with a healthy hearty breakfast.
The loss of a thousand pounds begins with a single ounce. (Adapted from Lao-Tzu)
Food Addiction: Someone once said that an addiction is something you can/must give up totally to overcome - one cannot give up food totally. I think it is an interesting article BUT I remember meeting a young man who had a compulsion to eat almost anything so his jaws were wired closed...he then found the ketchup and drank gallons of the stuff...
Bingeing...I may have done this a time or two but usually feel horrible afterward - mentally and physically
The best way to avoid bingeing is to not bring into the house the items that call to me and won't leave me alone till they are completely gone.
Triggers: social gatherings, emotional highs and lows, frustration, seeing something I have not had for awhile or that I like but don't fix at home.
- What do you think of the article? I think food addiction is definitely a thing. Mine would be chocolate.
- Do you have experience with 'bingeing'? What is that like for you? I just had a binge with the M&M baking bits last week. Chocolate is really the only item that calls my name & needs to be eaten. The binge was actually spread out over a few days but it was still way too many calories to eat in that time.
- What sort of 'triggers' do you have that cause you to seek out food for pleasure? Can you think of any solutions? I don't really binge for emotional reasons. If the food isn't in the house, then I don't binge. Not buying it is usually my method of handling the problem. The 2nd method should be to throw out the food if I can't have a small portion.
What are you having for breakfast? I had PB&J Overnight Oats. They were tasty but I was hungry in a couple hours so not a good option.