I think I might have a food addiction. I'm not very overweight...maybe by 5-10 pounds, but I have been yo-yo dieting and gaining and losing since I was a teenager and I cannot learn how to just balance myself so I stay the same.
What happens is I diet for a while, eat healthy, get thin and then after a while I get bored and start craving different, unhealthy foods. Then before you know it, I'm gaining again. I don't know how to stop this once and for all.
What do you ladies do to keep your mind off of food? I think I definitely eat out of boredom and for emotional reasons.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on May. 24, 2010 in Health
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Answer by things_not_sane at 5:02 PM on May. 25, 2010
It helps not to buy the unhealthy food to begin with. It is hard, especially with kids, they want ice cream and cookies and we buy it for them, but sometimes end up snacking on them ourselves. The next time you have a craving for something sweet try making a glass of lemonade, or just drink plain water. Sometimes urges to eat are really signals for thirst. And besides, if you are full of water you may not feel like eating!! Chew sugarfree gum and go for a walk or take the kids outside to play... get away from the food basically. A healthy breakfast and lunch with snacks in between are good, and stay away from large dinners. You will lose weight this way!! Good luck!!
Answer by lbzmom at 6:18 PM on May. 25, 2010