I assume this is the proper forum for those of us who overeat as well. I grew up with unhealthy views of food. My mother has always been heavy & I always had great metabolism as a kid, so I didn't gain much weight, regardless of what I ate. However, as I've aged, that metabolism has really slowed down. I weigh more than I ever did in my younger days (I'm in my 30's). I find that although I eat when I'm hungry, I eat even when I'm not hungry. I eat when I'm bored and when I'm alone.
Recently, I've begun drinking a lot more water than sodas and have noted that it feels good to drink water. However, I'm using this as an excuse to eat even MORE sugary food b/c the water washes out the sugar overload. I'm at the point where I need to fix this poor relationship with food and start working at reprogramming my brain. I'd love to see if other people have ideas on this one. I've learned that I like veggies more than I thought & have tried rice cakes (they're not too bad, really) as an alternate snack. What else could I be doing to improve my "relationship" with food?
Hi, welcome to the forum.
You can overcome your situation. Realize that you are aware of it now, so it's easier to turn it around or something. Sometimes, occupying your time in a different way solves those issues, because it occupies your mind.
sure do fun stuff, things you like do sports while listening to music, do it with a friend or two being active doesn't really need to mean playing a specific sport - you can just walk or just run like "playing catch" xD