Do people not understand how psychologically unhealthy that is?
'I've been good this week':
'I worked out'
'I deal really well on my final'
'Now, I'm going to reward myself' (with a bit of junk food)
Food shouldn't be entertainment. I'm not trying to pass judgement, but it's one thing that makes it very clear as to why so many people have eating issues. BTW, the above doesn't usually apply to fat people.
Every half hour
"I'm not trying to pass judgment," says OP while passing judgment.
Silly rabbit, it is but a symptom of much deeper things. But carry on in your righteous bubble.
Why can't everyone be perfect like me??
Its not a problem for everyone, but I agree that other forms of celebration and self-soothing need to be employed.
I have a friend who used to do that all the time. 5' 6" and weighed 298 at his heaviest...always with the "I've-been-a-good-boy-this-week" bullshit. Now he's diabetic and ended up doing the lap-band thing, but it didn't exactly take - last time I saw him he was still extremely overweight.
I'm sorry, what?
What the fuck? A little fried cheesecake never heart anyone.
What I've heard about those lap-bands is that people have figured out how to eat around them. They can't eat a lot all at once anymore, but they can eat a certain amount at a certain rate and get the food through, so they remain fat.
I just treated myself to a chocolate bar!
What? If people enjoy some food and it makes them happy what the hell is wrong with treating themselves to it on occasion?
The problem is just that, it should be a treat outside of the normal way you eat. It is eating unhealthy food on a regular basis which is the problem. You can't claim those fries are a treat if that is the third time you are eating french fries that week.
Bullshit, OP. enjoying a cheat meal once or twice a week has helped me lose 20 lbs and its gonna help me keep it off. It's psychologically easier to do the right things in the kitchen and the gym when you know that every once in a whole you're gonna be able to have a bit of the good stuff.
What business is this of yours, OP?
r12, why did you have 20 lbs to lose in the first place? You have shitty eating habits, and are psychologically damaged by them.
Thanks, OP. You just reminded me why I rarely come here anymore.
Admittedly overweight, but I'd hate you if I were the thinnest person on earth.
I'm with R12. I allow myself an indulgence night once a week and it helps keep me honest the rest of the time.
OP probably is one of those people that's allergic to everything.
"I can't enjoy food. Why should anyone else?"
Then shouldn't you be complaining about people who go to expensive restaraunts? Or really ANYONE who eats food based on taste?
What a weird complaint. People aren't supposed to enjoy their food now or their weird?
Are you the poster who complained about people having fun in their pictures?
I read this without wanting to kill you. Time for some cheese cake
You are so right OP. The worst example of using food as a "treat" is birthday cake. Just because someone is another year older is no reason to gorge on a carb laden sugar bomb.
Parents condition their kids to this at a very early age. A perfectly ripe locally grown organic apple should be sufficient.
[quote]I'm not trying to pass judgement,
We know you're not, Mary Kate.
Seriously guys, I'm not passing judgement! It just makes no sense why so many people EAT for entertainment! Everyone should be fit like me.
Actually, r14 I was never "fat," I just wanted to get leaner. My eating habits now are just fine, thank you.
I love you both, R19 & R23!
When used right the 'treat yourself' approach can be the first step to healing yourself.
When people know that there is a reward when they challenge themselves they will manage to find the strength to confront the underlying issue that is the cause for 'the unhealthy relationship with food symptom' on the surface.
But diet companies and people who profit from all those diet products and programs don't really want people to get rid of the core issue, but want people to always deal with the symmptoms on the surface to keep them spending all their money on costly diets, appointments, products, drugs, and regimens.
I substituted vicious face-slapping for food and now I'm my ideal weight!
R12, the fact that you call your "cheat" food, ie, the disgusting processed horrible shit that made you fat in the first place, the "good stuff" shows us EXACTLY what your problem is.
If you continue to view healthy, whole foods as not "good stuff", then you will always struggle with your weight. A Snickers bar is not the "good stuff"; an orange is VERY "good stuff". See the difference?
Actually, you probably don't. Run along and order your once-a-week Bloomin' Onion at Chili's.
Wow. You have mental issues.
How very very sad that you can't enjoy the occasional treat. Perhaps you should seek counseling for YOUR obvious eating problem.
Like, oh my god guys! Why can't they just eat a diet of crack, bottled water, and cigerettes like ME!!!