food addiction - ot, xp
Well ladiesn you might be thinking I'm crazy after reading this, but I think I've actually figured something out and felt comfortable about coming here for mmaybe some support or help.
I've always dealt with no self-control when it comes to eating food. I've even gone so far as to when I'm substitute teaching and the kids aren't in the classroom, I go on a "food hunt" to see what I can eat from the teacher's desk/cabinets. Horrible, I know. And lately, my anxiety (which had actually gotten better after Maxton was born) has started coming back and I've been noticing a correlation between eating or craving certain things and my frustration and anxiety levels. So I did some research and found some information on Food Addiction. It seems to fit me pretty well (it even falls in place with my ultra low sex drive - the last time DH and I did anything remotely sexually related was about a month ago :().
So, it says that basically I have to cut out sugars, carbs, and flour - my 3 biggest cravings. (Heck, when I'm baking, ill sneak a spoonful of plain flour!). I've been talking to DH about it this morning and he seems to understand it a little bit. I'm thinking people are just going to laugh about it and call me lazy or something.
I guess all I'm doing with this is just trying to talk it out, and thanks for reading.
I can relate a bit to those sypmtoms. I have realized my habits seem to come around when I am stressed out or over tired. I would suggest replacing those forbidden foods with your favorite fruits or foods that are really good but feel bad for you...:D
I started the new Weight Watchers program back in February (had to put that on hold while on all of these steroids and antibiotics to prep for surgery..boo!) but it worked amazing. I am a huge fan of fruit and 99% of them were zero points so you could snack all day and still maintai or lose weight...AND get my crvings under control. Just a thought...it might help retrain your thinking and redirect it somewhere positive. Good luck and :bigarmhug: