Eat, eat, eat!

I seem to have this problem lately...
I can’t stop wanting to eat like… ALL. THE. TIME.
It’s all I want to do. Eat. Eat. Eat. All the live long day.
When I am done eating all I can think about is “what I will eat next?”
Even when I am eating I am thinking about eating.  (And I don’t just mean making sure that I don’t chew my tongue off or something)
I'm thinking about eating even as I type this. (Maybe I *am* eating as I type this. It's my blog so I don't have to tell you if I don't want to! ;P )
I want to eat till I am obnoxiously full. I want to eat until I am stuffed.
I want to eat until I can eat no more.
But I don’t.
So I just sit here and try to control my damn self.
I try not to think about lunch while I’m eating breakfast.
I try to tell myself to slow down, put the electronics away and enjoy & savor my food. (I’m a bad girl at this)
I try to tell myself that when I am done with that meal that I AM DONE WITH THAT MEAL.
I try to tell myself that I am content and that feeling content is better than feeling stuffed.

I find something else to do.
I chew gum.
I look at my Weight Watchers E-Tools app and see my points for the day dwindling down.
I get on my iPad and look at food, pretend I am eating it, lick the screen & drool.
I go for a run or workout. (Not gonna lie…this option doesn't happen often, LOL)
I have a cup of coffee.
I snack on some veggies or fruits.

I try. I try my best to not making eating a sport. Now you might say I am not eating enough (not true) or that I am not eating the right stuff (kind of true) but really it is just the plain and simple fact that like anyone with food issues, or addictions issues or any kind really, that you will have moments where the cravings are intense. Sometimes they last minutes, sometimes days, sometimes weeks.
So I am just putting this out there...that lately I just want to eat all the damn time! 

What do you do to keep from becoming an eating machine when the hunger monster is chasing you?


  1. I'm sure it's different for others, but I find I am less hungry and less concerned with food when I eat protein and vegetables and really reduce the carbs. Too many carbs make me hungrier and more obsessed with food. When I eat a low-moderate amount of carbs (and eliminate sugar completely) I am just fine. I also like some herbal teas - and heading out for a walk helps when I'm just wanting to park myself in the kitchen.

  2. Yep, that happens to me. For a while I'll be really good and then all I want to do it EAT. I'm not even hungry most of the time and can't stop myself. It is the strangest feeling when it happens. I don't think its triggered by food, or hunger. I just can't stop and whatever I try doesn't work. If you find out the magic answer please share, cause I can't stand it.

  3. Suzi,I swear sometimes you have tapped right into my brain and stole my thoughts and feelings.You have done it again here. I have yet to cork my drinking habits. I'm not gunna say that they are super healthy but they pale in comparison to my feelings/habits with food. I have dubbed myself the hungriest little caterpillar after one of my favorite children's books. My husband says it's because I'm so active. Running, walking, circuit training and weights but it's just as prevalent when I slack off, and I do. I do think it is an addiction / obsessive issue and sadly I have no vice to fight it. I simply give in to sin sometimes and sometimes I don't.

  4. I've been the same way lately. I think I'm going to start writing in a journal to see if it's stress as I know that can be one of my triggers.

  5. Hi Suzi,

    Congratulations on your sobriety! What a wonderful year you’ve had with your running and weight loss and I thank you for sharing some of the hard parts of the journey. I have a feeling that what you’ve published online has been helpful for women who fight both addiction and weight issues.

    When eating a meal, do you also have a glass of water or beverage? Would the desire to eat more food be a way of your mind looking for a replacement/substitute for the absence of beer? Perhaps it’s just due to the seasonal weather change. Kudos to you for recognizing it and laying out a plan to keep yourself on target with your goals!

    You ask what your readers do when the hunger monster is on the move. Personally, I find that batch cooking on weekends or in the early part of the week helpful. I can be lazy the rest of the week with meal preparations and I have the security of knowing that there is something in the fridge that is healthful to consume.

  6. meditate OR if that doesnt work I RUN AROUND LIKE A MANIAC AT THE PLAYGROUND.


  7. When I view food as fuel and not sport or reward, I'm fine. I also tend to keep it lower carb, lower sugar and that helps.

  8. This is hard. HARD. I'm working on it. I know my triggers, wine=bad food, bad food=lots of wine


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