This question was posed in the latest Shrink Yourself blog this week. I really struggle to think about an answer. I know a few things it does for me.
- Excitement of the expectation of eating it
- Temporary satisfaction
- Temporary happiness
- Helps boredom
- Entertains me at work
Then reality sets in and these feelings come rushing in once I am done eating my binges.
- High blood sugars
- How much weight will I gain?
- Lack of positive attitude which usually affects the rest of my day negatively.
You'd think with all of this I would never want to eat a lot again, but it doesn't happen that way. Our bodies do not protect us against ourselves. It protects us against all kinds of sicknesses, it repairs itself when injured and it even tells our bodies to shut down with a fever when it needs to fight.
Its in our hands and only ours. We can't blame anyone, but ourselves when we gain weight. I do believe some things make it harder to lose. I was told by my own doctor that insulin I take for my Type 1 Diabetes will make you gain weight. Guess what? I lost my weight regardless of the doctor telling me this negative information. You can do it! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
What does food do for you? Why do you think you have such a hard time controlling how much you eat in a day? If you don't, what is it you focus on?
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