(Closed) Do you feel GUILTY after eating?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, I feel guilty when I eat anything “bad”. Like today, I had pasta for lunch with this incredible rich creamy sauce, which I normally would never eat. I feel extremely guilty and I don’t think that is normal. I am already thinking about my dinner plans, and how was I was going to make a tofu stir fry with rice…but now I may skip the rice.

I am trying to break this sort of thought process…I want to remain mindful when I eat, but the obsession with my food is unhealthy. The only thing I never feel guilty about is wine.

Note: I am not anorexic or too thin either.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not a mental health professional, and please don’t take this as medical advice… Eating disorders don’t have to mean that you are underewight.  There is a term called “orthorexia nervousa” that refers to having a fixation on eating only the “right” foods.  There is some controversy about whether this is an actual disease.  However, my point is that if guilt after eating is becoming an issue, you may want to seek evaluation.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I do the same. Even when I have wanted something for so long, while I am eating it it just doesn’t feel good because I know how bad it is for me and afterward, I am mad at myself for allowing myself to eat that. I think it comes from the fact that I am honestly trying to lose weight… and I am terrible about keeping up with diets.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@EvaBostonTerrier: I agree with you, I should probably talk to someone about it. It just seems sort of commonplace in my circle of friends and other women I know. Not a good thing!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Nope.  I love food.  I’m healthy, I’m in great shape, and dammit, if I want to come home and eat ice cream I will (and, in fact, did so…today).  I eat things I don’t like because they’re good for me, so I’m not going to punish myself for eating things I love that aren’t.  Everything in moderation!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I feel guilty every time I eat. It’s horrible. I can never really enjoy any food because I’m adding up the calories in my head the whole time. It’s really frustrating!!! I think back to high school and before when I ate something that sounded good and didn’t care and I have no idea how I did that…I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get over feeling guilty.

I have had anorexia issues in the past but I am currently okay. It makes me feel better that I’m not the only one who feels that way!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I want to add, I don’t think this level of obsession with everything you eat is healthy.  You should definitely be conscious of what you eat so that you can ensure you get the recommended daily values, but you should let yourself indulge too and enjoy it.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love eating.  I have had a longstanding eating disorder- not in very definable terms- but just a struggle with it due to being force-fed when little.  Anyway, I am much better now.  I just focus on eating healthy food.  I am learning to cook, I make homemade bread, amazing dinners for me and Darling Husband.  I just focus on eating a healthy variety of food.  The right foods will make you feel good after, not guilty.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t think I feel guilty about somethings I eat but I would say that I sometimes regret what I’ve eaten.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

heatherrobyn

What you are experiencing is something I used to go through.  Whatever the case may be, you definitely don’t deserve to feel this way.  You deserve a healthy non-obsessive realtonship with food.  Maybe consider examining your underlying or unconscious relationship with food and yourself or seeing someone about it.

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