i AM A FOOD ADDICT ARE YOU?

CALIECAT
CALIECAT Posts: 12,587 Member
First we have to admit we are a food addict Come join me and maybe we can beat this evil.
Help me make a list of things we need to do to overcome this problem we have.and help one another i will start off

1.... make a plan and stick with it 24/7
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  • SheliaN1960
    SheliaN1960 Posts: 454 Member
    Hi!

    2. Remember to take one day at a time!
  • Heather75
    Heather75 Posts: 3,386 Member
    I am not a food addict, but I understand why many people are. Congratulations for recognising this and taking steps to get this chunky monkey off your back!

    You can do it!
  • Jeckia
    Jeckia Posts: 77 Member
    3. Make small goals to meed, instead of big goals, that way you don't get discouraged.
  • jayhawkMPA
    jayhawkMPA Posts: 2 Member
    I definitely am. I struggle so much with "the first bite". I think I want to be able to indulge as others do, but have to accept my triggers and protect myself from them. So that it what I'll add, know your triggers.
  • rudeboi220
    rudeboi220 Posts: 22 Member
    I am a PIZZA and CHOCOLATE addict lol and a bit lazy too lol :laugh:
  • 4. Keep foods that are my weakness out of my pantry... PERIOD!!
  • LessMe2B
    LessMe2B Posts: 316
    If I do get off track, don't let it impact the rest of the day!!!!! Pick myself up, dust myself off, and get right back to the plan.
  • ChantalD75
    ChantalD75 Posts: 693 Member
    I confess I am a food addict!!! remember to take baby steps!!
  • glypta
    glypta Posts: 440 Member
    Drink alcohol as infrequently as possible as they give me the munchies which are much harder to overcome whilst under the influence and the following day.
  • TeraMarieD
    TeraMarieD Posts: 55
    I am a food addict also. I could be full and I will still eat whatever is in the house because it tastes good and makes me feel good for the moment. Then I feel like crap emotionally and physically after I eat it. I have done so well for the most part of the 100 days I have been on MFP, but I will have a bad week here and there. Yes, not a bad day, but a bad WEEK! I need to stop those "pig out weeks"!
  • PeachyKeene
    PeachyKeene Posts: 1,645 Member
    Hi! My name is PeachyKeene and I am a food addict.

    I think the count is out of order or some didn't number so I won't either.

    Not even one bite of chocolate cake because I don't have the willpower to stop once I taste it.
  • Alicia09NYC
    Alicia09NYC Posts: 34 Member
    YES!!!!! and mostly refined carbs would do it...
    So far i feel free for the first time in my life...i hit 205 on June 1 and was tired all the time. I ran into someone at the train station and she told me she had just lost 25Lbs w acupressure, i called that very day and got my little pellets behind my ears, ...this is June 2, the diet they gave me was more like a detox type of thing...anyway i stuck with it for 12 days and lost 10lbs ( i cheated a couple of times) , Now I got off myself because i started reading all kinds of things about Chinese medicine and this opened my mind and my life to make life changes..i had not felt so physically apt after that cleanse...No i am continuing on my own and applying pressure points to control my hunger and staying away from all refined carbs, and lost another 3 lbs in the past week.
    I have been reading this book..."the power of metabolism" by Frank Suarez who was a food addict his whole life and has been able to win..this book explains every single function of the way food is processed for a food addict ...
    I am starting a new life and i am not counting carbs or calories...just applying the principles this guy says.
    In my experience and after trying every diet in the market, every pill available ...i realize than freeing my mind from thinking about food has been an answer...i dont want to spend my life counting and measuring...that is too much work, is a slavery!!!
  • LibbyBelanger
    LibbyBelanger Posts: 307 Member
    Yes I am a food addict. Have been all my life. I only realize it when I pay attention to what I am eating. I have to think, ask myself questions BEFORE putting food in my mouth. I still stare at the cupboard or the fridge to see if there is something there I want to eat. When I am not paying attention to what I eat, I sometimes don't even know what is going in my mouth, or remember if I have eaten lunch yet. I think about food ALL the time. I truly love MTP because I still think about food all the time but now I check to see what I can eat and enter EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth. Even if I have to guess the calories.
    There are a lot of different addicts in my family and mine is food. I am once again re-learning to control mine. Even an old dog can learn new tricks!!
  • sunnycam
    sunnycam Posts: 71 Member
    I am a food addict! The love/hate relationship with food drives me nuts!

    :sad:
  • sbwood888
    sbwood888 Posts: 953 Member
    Hello. My name is Sabrina and I am addicted to food................

    On a serious note: I make myself log in to MFP and at least read other people's posts even when my weight is the last thing I want to think about. Sometimes it motivates me. I have not been very diligent with that or any other good habits lately. Maybe today I will get back my mojo..........
  • TXHunny84
    TXHunny84 Posts: 505 Member
    Hi- I am a food Addict and an Over Eater!!

    Pretty much if it's bad for me I like it and if I tell myself I shouldn't eat something for diet purposes then I only crave it more. It's SOOO HARD to try to change this life long addiction..... I'm in my 20s learning to or making myself like and eat vegetables and fruits....and portion distortion is a huge problem too!! So portion control is another battle! :(

    It's not like smoking cigarettes.....and quitting all together...

    People have to eat to live.....I can't just quit eating.... so the struggle continues....EVERY day.
  • CALIECAT
    CALIECAT Posts: 12,587 Member
    Thanks everyone for sening in you sugestion on food addicts lots of good help.
  • amoffatt
    amoffatt Posts: 679 Member
    I am a food addict and bored eater. When stressed or upset I cannot eat but definately I tend to find myself eating in a dazed coma. I tell myself no and then the last minute there I am in the drive thru. Food is like a drug, it is addicting and one can only give it time.
  • chaparra81
    chaparra81 Posts: 31
    First time I am writing it down I am a food addict I need to focus on getting to a healthy weight and getting strong. When I overeat it's like I will never get a chance to eat again so one bite is not acceptable until it's all gone :'( Enough is Enough!!! I will learn to deal with this one day at a time.
  • jmhunter84
    jmhunter84 Posts: 206
    Make sure you take accountability of what you are feeding your body, and not eating off of emotions. I tend to overeat and stuff myself in hopes that I will feel better.