Monday, September 01, 2008

Food makes me feel bad

I always hate hearing people say things like this. Truthfully, I even find it a little scary.

One of the hallmarks of obsessive compulsive eating is letting food (and especially specific types of food) affect your mood.

It's one thing to be a little upset because you know you ate A LOT more than you needed to at a meal, it's another thing to be downright depressed becuase you ate a piece of garlic toast at lunch.

It doesn't matter if you are a bodybuilder or someone who is trying to get back into shape - Food is there to be enjoyed.

In fact, most of us would do incredibly well just by following the credo of "Eat a LITTLE less and ENJOY the foods you eat".

That would probably be the 'healthiest' thing we could do for ourselves.

Even traditional junk foods can be enjoyed - As long as you eat them in moderation.

If you are constantly letting food effect your moods, I think 0ne of the best things you can do for yourself is to learn to enjoy food again.

( A perfect example of enjoying food - and don't worry she didn't' eat the whole cone by herself, I had some of it, and the rest went onto her dress!)


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Anonymous said...


Thank you for being a voice of sanity! I've been IF'ing (one meal and a snack in the evening with black coffee or coffee w/ cream during the day) for about a year, and I was sticking to rather low-carb most of that time. Since I started reading your blog (excellent, by the way) in the last couple of weeks, I've lightened up on my self-imposed restrictions, and it's been amazing. I feel so much freer and happier that my meals can and will be flexible and fit into an occasion.

Please keep up the good work! And Brier has got to be one of the most beautiful children I've ever seen. All the best. K

Brad Pilon said...

Hi K,

Thanks for the compliments!


sallyb said...

I agree. Sweets can be treat, just not your main meal. Then there are some who believe we should not eat them at all. As long as you keep your diet balanced it is ok to 'treat' yourself!