Posted May 26th, 2006, 11:49 AM
NOW this thread is getting VERY interesting!
Menina - It sounds so reasonable - If I could
just stop & take a step back to think about whether I wanted or needed the dozen (I think it was only a dozen
) dark chocolate kisses I ate last night, I probably wouldn't have eaten them, or had more than 1 or 2. But they were there, so I did. I know I didn't "need" them - at least not because I was hungry - I had just eaten a good supper less than an hr before. But it was also more than just "wanting" them. Like it says in the article, I think I need to go back to just not buying anything I can't control my craving for.
I am a reasonably intelligent 48-yr old woman. (At least I think I am.
) I've dieted on & off since I've been 16 (2/3 of my life
). I've read more diet, food & fitness related books & magazines than I can count. I KNOW I don't NEED any
cookies, brownies or chocolate AT ALL to keep my body nourished & healthy. I KNOW what I do need - I KNOW what I don't need. It's the actual DOING that somehow gets really difficult, not the KNOWING what to do. Emotional & psychological needs get inexplicably mixed up with physical needs.
I agree with daniel's comment that, because we have to eat SOMETHING, it's that much more difficult to control ourselves, than if we could just STOP. I'm a former smoker. MY BF is a former drinker. We can't give up eating.
Menina - That said, I do respect & appreciate your input & I really do have to find a way to control these cravings.
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