How To Stop Your Obsession With Food
How to stop your obsession with food. This is a really great tip and helped me immensely. One of my best friends has a Masters Degree in Psychology and has been a practicing Psychologist for 28 years. I asked him his opinion of why obese people have trouble losing weight and then gain more weight back again once it’s lost.
He said it was because their very existence depends on food. Really? What?
It’s not because food is their only pleasure in life? Nope, he said that if they lose weight they will actually lose their identity as a human being so they hold on to it real tight. Food is their only pleasure but they feel without it they don’t even exist. Combined with their identities with their own bodies its difficult for over eaters to let this go. Well, this is really deep.
I have another close personal friend who is 250 lbs. Now since I lost 25 lbs in 3 months on the Dukan Diet I try not to harass her too much about her weight. Her mother and husband already hound her about it all the time. I try to inspire her to start the Dukan Diet for the last year but she won’t do it.
She likes’s Weight Watchers as she lost 30 lbs on it a few years ago when her husband worked out of town. On that diet she was originally 220 lbs, was down to 190 lbs and is now 250 lbs.
My Psychologist friend said the only way she would probably lose this weight is if she had a huge shake up in her life or had a very significant reason. Like if she left her husband and wanted to start dating again (and subsequently have sex). This would kick start her into getting on a diet and seriously stick to it.
So what’s her obsession with food? What’s your obsession with food? One reason is that she feels repressed and ‘wants to get back at him’ by keeping the weight on. Her mother’s been quite a challenge too her whole life so she ‘wants to get back at her’ by keeping the weight on as well. She has openly admitted to this and understands it fully. It’s not like we had to psycho-analyze it for hours or anything.
For decades I constantly thought about food. I think it started when I was 13 years old and always felt that I would look better if I lost just 10 lbs…For.Years…Seriously, it was ridiculous. I have better things to do with my life than to think about things other than food, my body, and my weight.
Before the Dukan Diet I always was hungry and craved food all the time especially in the evenings. Since June 2016 when I changed the way I eat food I can honestly say that I flat out stopped my obsession with food because I don’t feel deprived AT ALL.
You no longer have to count calories. You don’t have to stop eating past 7:00pm. You never feel guilty for eating anything but a salad. And you especially don’t feel guilty eating something sweet.
It was such a huge weight taken off my shoulders. It takes only 21 days stop a bad habit so when you change your brain to program it to eat a certain way and subsequently enjoy some different foods life it is so much better.
I still can’t believe I’ve lost 25 lbs and have kept it off for a year. I was 149 lbs June 2016 and I’m still 124 lbs a year later. I can’t believe I’m no longer obsessed with food, my body or my weight.
I don’t even think about food now that I’m in the stabilization phase where you eat what you want for the rest of your life. Even as I sit here typing I have zero appetite. You can find out the Dukan Diet Rules HERE.
I can’t believe that I can have a pint of Haagen Dazs if I want and I’m not remotely interested. I even thought when I was in the Cruise Phase (which is where you eat mostly protein and veggies until you reach your goal weight) I wanted to have those bread sticks at Little Ceasar’s Pizza. I could go there today but have no interest. I no longer have an obsession with food.
When I was looking for diet advice on Youtube and Pinterest I didn’t really find a lot of info that resonated with me. I’d find a cool blog about someone starting a diet and being super motivated and then nothing…just crickets. After a few months they stopped blogging about it and I’d be sitting on the edge of my seat wondering what the heck happened. Did they regain all the weight back? Did they keep it off after a year? Some of the posts were 2 or 3 years ago and I was always wondering how they did. I’d just assumed that they gained the weight back and I’d get turned off the whole diet.
I’m kinda lazy and didn’t want go back to the gym, go running, do boot camps, or cycle classes. I didn’t want to do food prep for hours every Sunday. I didn’t want to worry about every calorie or eating at 10:00 pm if I felt like it. I don’t actually like cooking…timing the food and washing all those pots. Yeah, that lazy.
I was raw/vegan 7 years ago and there’s actually quite a bit of food prep. Then I started eating a bit of meat again 2 years ago (like 84% of vegetarians do), and there was more cooking. I’m not all that great in the kitchen…
Well, I’m so happy to say that I found the Dukan Diet and don’t have to deal with any of that. I still make simple protein and vegetable meals, yogurt and eggs, milk plus lots of other foods. Now after 1 year I also eat french bread, cheese, you can drink wine (even in the stabilization phase) and salads, cookies, crackers, whatever as long as you don’t pig out.
I get healthier cold cuts and meat from Whole Foods and stick to it without going overboard. I still walk 30-60 minutes a day and enjoy my ME time. It’s one of the easiest things I ever done in my life so I encourage you to poke around my blog and if you’re interested learn how to start the Dukan Diet and find what inspires you to want to lose weight. A year from now you will thank yourself.