Post # 1
Just recently came across this with a friend of mine. She admitted that she was really struggling with keeping to her diet because she has a hard time eating clean.
Part of the problem with her is that she uses food as something to give her comfort. As a way to make sure that she feels comfortable with herself, if she is sad, she has something that gives her comfort there, if she is happy, she has a treat to feel better.
Does anyone else have people like that who are just so hard to ‘re-educate’ because they treat food as something other than what it is?
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Post # 2
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yup. pretty standard stuff. food is used for comfort and reward ever since we are babies. baby crying? feed it. get a good grade? ice cream! won the soccer game? pizza!!
yeah, so this is not as much about education, as it is about food addiction. food addicts use food like a drug to fill a void, or change how they’re feeling. it can be as hard to break this behavior as it is to kick heroin. this is why there is such a high rate of new alcoholism after weight loss surgery. when a food addict can no longer use food to soothe themselves, they often turn to other substances. anywayyyyys, i’m giving you extremes here, but that’s about the size of it.
counseling and group work is often needed to break the cycles of bad eating.
Post # 3
amandajane4949: i am SO glad to finally see someone acknowledge food addiction. no one takes it seriously but it affects so many people! it’s also much harder to quit–after all, you don’t need heroine to live, so you can cut it out completely. food is not so easy, and there’s so much misinformation and downplaying too. just wanted to applaud/agree with your comment.
society makes it really hard even for people who do eat clean regularly. i know when mr. h and i get asked what’s for lunch or dinner, people always turn their noses up at what we’re having (steamed chicken with fresh veggies, salmon with veggie noodles, a big salad with oil/vinegar). when we go out, and we order as healthy as we can, we are often met with, “OH PLEASE you can have a little of this, it won’t hurt you! live a little!” ugh. we are living, longer in fact, eating this way. a little bit WILL hurt you if you’ve struggle with/recovered from a food addiction. a little bit of heroin would hurt a recovered drug addict right? and it makes us physically ill to eat greasy, processed food when there’s only clean stuff going in for months at a time.
plus side note: if you’re full of yucky food, and the zombie apocolypse starts, you won’t be able to outrun shit.
Post # 4
StephaniaGLandry: I think a lot of people struggle with this issue….not sure how gym equipment will help you overcome that psychological problem, but I definitely recommend weight training to raise your BMR and replace fat with muscle.
If someone has emotional eating issues, they need to focus on examining their relationship with food (especially addictive and highly palatable foods with lists of sugar, salt, and fat) and practice mindful eating l. There are many books about how to do this.
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