Food addicts!

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Andi1971

Joined: May 12
Posts: 16

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Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 23:42
I think I want to start a new group for people with the same problem I have, I am a food addict! I know I am not the only one. So since we are all here anyway, I will admit to you that I am Andrea and I have a food addiction. I love food and I can not give it up so easily. I love to be able to find a food that I can eat large amounts of and not feel guilty, problem is that is not a healthy thing to do no matter what food it is, and I haven't always ate healthy food while going on food binges, and no I am not bulimic either, I like to eat and eat. Problem is I know I have a problem and I do feel guilty for continuing on this same cycle and can't get off.

How would like to join me in a new group for people of 40 with 25-40lbs of weight to loose. Food addicts, lets figure out why we do this to ourselves!

Why do I do this to myself? I a thinking because I am missing something that my family never gave me on a regular basis, security and comfort and I lost somewhere the feeling of belonging when I was 10 and my father moved me to Florida and we left the rest of my family and support system in Massachusetts. I have more to share but that is a start.

Now it is your turn to join and share!
Subash...

Joined: Mar 11
Posts: 25

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Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 01:11
Count me in . Even i try controlling myself but when i see somethin appealing i lose control . Food addiction is bad Sad
Ebony and...

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 19

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Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 06:52
Addiction to food is the hardest! Every other addiction we can remove from our lives ie: cigarettes, alcohol etc....but food we still need. I am in the same boat as you are. I think my addiction is sugar. Whenever I eat it, it sets off terrible cravings. That's why I chose Atkins. I'm only in 1 week, and I already feel physically better. WHY do we forget this and sabotage ourselves? I don't know. But as long as we know we have a problem, we can over come it. Right?? Smile Smile
Whether you think you can or think you can't: YOU'RE RIGHT!!
Dionne31

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 1

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Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 17:05
Same here for me! I really am trying to control it as well! But its very hard to cook for my family and still stick to my diet! But I'm not giving up this fight!
lilly23g

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 2

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Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 18:25
new product so I’m extremely excited. I’m not too stoked on the lack of sleep and my nighttime eating habits. I’ve already eaten too much today and I’m sitting here trying to figure out the “why?” behind it. Overall, I’m not too annoyed or disturbed, but I know I might be nervous about tonight? Maybe it’s because I need to make an amends to a coworker? I had lied about why I wouldn’t cover her shift on Saturday. Clearly I’m not perfect here.

I do know some of it is seeing another coworker whom I do not like. He was harassing me to the point where I’ve asked him not to contact me outside of work anymore and I’ve blocked his number. It’s a slightly uncomfortable and awkward situation but it is what it is and if he does anything else I will probably be reporting him to management. There’s no way he can contact me outside of work now since I deleted Facebook so it would most likely take place in the work environment and that I can report.

I feel like crap cause I ate too much. I think work and my not feeling well are getting the best of me. I know it’ll be okay and that I can pray and meditate and trust God. My meeting today was nice, I’m getting a new MacBook Air as soon as my discount gets administered and I’m otherwise stoked on life yet slightly discouraged by lack of friends and potential romantic partners in the area. That’s okay though. Life is young.
NZMum2Two

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 5

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 05:59
I would be keen to join. I am new to this site. I have about 25kg to lose. I have been battling weight for years, as food is soo damn tasty, I can eat and eat, regardless of the fact that I am full. So its time to get out of the pantry and onto the treadmill. Week one going welll....
gogo64

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 7

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 10:04
hi, I just joined this site a couple of days ago..I have been struggling with my weight ever since I was a teenager, for every emotional challenge Ive had, I would console myself by eating. It didnt matter what I was eating, just as long I was stuffing my face with food..never in front of my family,(kids,husband)..always alone, when no one was home or asleep..This is how I delt with depression or anxiety..after lossing my job..(unemployed for last 18 months) I gained 15 kilos..I stared dieting and working out gradually for the past 3 months..I lost 11 kilos and now I need to loose the rest..for the first time I am serious about getting back into shape..even at my age (4Cool ..hope this site can keep me on track..

Thanks for listening..
bamabelle815

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 1

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 11:18
I just started this program today, and am very anxious about starting yet another diet. I definitely feel that I am a food addict. I dream about recipes and love watching The Food Network and Cooking Channel. I love trying new foods and love the old favorites too...I am of this new class of people called "foodies." I now weigh 263 pounds. I am 5'8" and would love to lose 100 pounds, but at this point, every little bit will be an accomplishment. Just trying to press forward.
fatoldlady

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 296

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 11:52
I love food and cooking as well and I still watch the Food network. The girls that use to walk my dogs called it my food porn. I now use it to get ideas on how to make the foods I like, taste good and fit into my calorie allowance using different herbs, seasonings and substituting lower calorie options. I love pergoies and make my own, they are not exactly diet food but I now make these spinach, asiago and cottage cheese perogies that I love and are much lower in calories than the traditional potatoes and cheese ones.
BlueWaterBot...

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 78

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 11:58
Like you, Andi1971, I absolutely LOVE to eat. I'm a Food Channel addict and I love everything from the greasiest junk to the most perfect gourmet meal.

I've been on the site almost three months now and I find that just tracking food really does help with seeing where the calories are sneaking in almost unnoticed. If you look on my page, my weight history doesn't show the dramatic or even steady drops of some others on this site, but the trend is downward and that's all I really need.

The best single piece of advice I can give you is make sure you eat enough everyday -- far too many people slash their caloric intake to ridiculously low levels that only leave them unhappy in their choices and frustrated when the number on the scale doesn't drop fast enough to match the perceived effort. Keep your proteins around 20% of your intake. Try to keep your carbs around 45% or better. You'll find very quickly that the only way to even approach those levels is to eat a lot of dense, fiber rich food. The satisfaction level that kind of eating brings goes a long way to stave off cravings and help you stay in control.

Otherwise, use your love of food to your advantage. If you like to eat, you probably like to cook -- or will like it if you try. Use the best ingredients you can afford. Work out your recipe schedule so that there is room for some of your less healthy favorites in your monthly plan.

You won't start living life after you lose some weight -- you're living it now. Enjoy the place you're in and enjoy the ride to the place you're going to even if the road that got you here wasn't the most fun.
Sandra...

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 7

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 12:11
I am a recovering food addict. My cravings would cause me to hide from my family and eat until I couldn't even stay awake. I called it a carbohydrate coma. Now I'm free from that! I take one trimulean (all natural dietary supplement) before each meal and it kills my cravings and binge urges! I can eat mac-n-cheese again without scarfing the whole pan Smile5
bbratt

Joined: Mar 11
Posts: 2

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 12:16
This one sentence I think sums up all our problems. "I just started this program today, and am very anxious about starting yet another diet." The problem is the word diet... don’t diet.. eat what you want but in smaller portions along with better alternatives. And exercise!!
I have used this site for awhile; I did well, but fell off the wagon, as most addicts do. The tipping point for me to jump back on was my pants. They began to get tight and it was either buy bigger pants or lose weight. I decided I didn’t want to go up a size, because at 5’ 200+ pounds is not a good thing.
So now I am moving in the opposite direction. As of January 4th I have lost almost 23 pounds. It is not easy but I have also not restricted myself to rabbit food and do not plan on losing weight like on those TV shows. It took time to put on the weight so it will take time to take it off.
Life is hard and we will stumble but recover, regroup and move forward.



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