Food Addiction?

Question by gnab123: food addiction?
does anyone know of anyways i can curb my appetite!! i am rather sure that i am addicted to food! PLEASE

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Answer by Naomi
You should try making a plan for yourself of what you’re going to eat for each day. Three balanced meals and maybe a snack between lunch and dinner, and that’s all. Clear your house of any fatty foods you feel might tempt you. An alcoholic shouldn’t have booze in their house since they can’t control themselves when they drink and an overeater shouldn’t have the wrong food in their house since they can’t control themselves when they eat. Feel free to gorge yourself on fruits and vegetables, though. I put a website down there that looks pretty good.

http://www.mealsmatter.org/MealPlanning/MealPlanner/index.aspx

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3 Responses to Food Addiction?

  • Mildred S says:

    eat 1/2 of whatever you normally would

  • LEC says:

    If you weight 700 pounds then yes you probably are addicted to food. If you are just hungry all the time then maybe you are not eating enough to curb your hunger…if it is just craving you have then maybe your body is deficient in certain nutrients. Or if you are eating emotionally. You need to pinpoint what it is you are feeling. Far too many people don’t know the difference between hunger (belly growling, empty pit feeling), craving (want lots of something so eat lots of everything trying to pinpoint what it is you want) and then there is emotional eating which is the fill up my belly because my heart is empty or my soul is hurting or my feelings are hurt or I’m bored, or whatever you can’t handle in life without food. Keep a very careful journal for two weeks minimum; what you eat, when you eat and what you are feeling both physically and mentally when you eat. TWO WEEKS. Then go over all that you have written and look for patterns. I’ll bet you’ll find something and I’ll bet you will be able to tell the difference between hunger, craving, and emotional stuffing.

  • jannsody says:

    You certainly may have a food addiction (I can relate as I’m an emotional eater) and there is help available since if one does have such a problem, it’s almost always about stuffing one’s feelings, numbing out emotions by chomping on the food or such and Not about food and calories. I would suggest first talking with your family dr just to run some routine tests to rule out underlying medical conditions such as a thyroid problem or such. If that comes back negative (normal), talking with a therapist (preferably one that specializes in eating disorders/food issues) may really help you get to the root of your problem.

    The first step is admitting that one has a problem and you sound as though you have already done that! Good for you :) Getting support and/or treatment is the next step. The other postee had a great idea of keeping a food journal and writing down how you feel when eating that particular food. I’ll add some other sites about healthful eating too. (If planning on adding more fiber to one’s food plan (such as fruits, vegetables, ’100% whole wheat’ or 100% whole grains), please do so gradually as to help lessen stomach upset and gassiness.

    For resources on eating disorders: http://www.something-fishy.org

    Overeaters Anonymous is a self-help support group (though Not in place of actual therapy): http://www.oa.org

    American Dietetic Association: http://www.eatright.org and you may find a registered dietician (RD) in your area (or at your local hospital).

    The new Food Pyramid guidelines: http://www.pyramid.gov

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