Food is Fuel

19 Responses

  1. Bojingles says:

    I know but sometimes, just sometimes I really want to live to eat lol.

    Why does all the bad for you food taste so good?

  2. Jman says:

    you’re so right, food is fuel to live… EAT TO LIVE, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. I’ve heard it before, truer words haven’t been spoken.

  3. Jill says:

    I wrote a post about this on your forum a couple months back:

    https://344pounds.com/community/showthread.php/188-How-do-you-eat-when-trying-to-lose-weight?p=1356#post1356

    (Scroll down to “honeyblondie’s” response; that’s me. I don’t know if it will “jump” there automatically when you click on the link.)

  4. Jill says:

    I just clicked the link; it does “jump” so no scrolling required. 🙂

  5. Lori Lynn says:

    Your post is so true. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is something I’ve had to learn the hard way. But you know what? NOT using food for all the other stuff isn’t nearly as scary as I thought it would be. When I realized I would have to let go of using food as an emotional “buffer” to keep me from feeling the emotions I was trying to escape, I was terrified. I think some small part of me thought I wouldn’t be able to handle those emotions without my buffer. I was wrong. It’s a little more uncomfortable to go through tough stuff, but the freedom FROM that food addiction is worth far more than I EVER gained by using food as an emotional buffer!

  7. Tara says:

    My mother gave me a full fledged membership to the “clean plate club” when I was a small child. Food left on plate the night before was put in front of me the morning after. I learned to pile it on and then shove it in.

    37 years later I am finally leaving the club. What was learned can be unlearned. What was habit can be replaced. Food can become part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

  8. Sean says:

    Ok – I am wondering as I was thinking about going scaleless for awhile. Are you really not weighing or just not posting? I think it would drive me mad after my 3x a day weight regiment when I drop the bulk of the weight. Come clean with it! If you really are not weight I am SUPER IMPRRESSED!!!

  9. Sean says:

    Oh and the basket? Where are the chicken breasts, tuna, 96% lean burger, the fat free cheese, cottage cheese, super lean ham, egg beaters? Salmon, shrimp? Looks a little carby for my taste. Gotta feed toes muscles!

  10. Jill says:

    You aren’t weighing yourself 3x/day, are you?

  11. Jill says:

    I’m thinking maybe he already had toes items at home, and maybe toes items that you saw in the basket were just toes things that you pick up during a quick trip to the grocery store.

  12. jeanette says:

    toes/ hahahaha ….laughing my butt off……………

  13. denise_kc says:

    wow – i really, really needed to hear that! would have been better if I had heard it *before* my trip thru the drive-thru! don’t know what hit me today … and i guess it doesn’t matter, b/c all it amounts to is me justifying a bad choice. i had been doing a much better job of grocery shopping and keeping good food in the house, but have not really done that over the past few days. i have to remember that this is a full-time, always-on thing, and that my choices DO matter. thanks again for the post.

  14. David Foust says:

    im just now understanding the food is fuel.

  15. Molly says:

    I literally have had to reteach myself how to eat and when to stop when I feel full.

  16. Mandy says:

    So true!! If I use anything as a crutch it is exercise. If I am angry about something I take it out on the weight bench or the treadmill. Not so much since my surgery but before I really used exercise and music as my outlet. All my exercise equipment is now in my fathers garage so when I work out I am alone, free to yell while I am pushing hard for those extra seconds and be angry if that’s what I need to. It’s a release for me at times. It took me a while to put the food down when I was sad, confused, hurt or whatever the case may be but when I did it felt great and even greater when I found that exercise could replace those foods I was eating.

  17. Cory says:

    Ok wow…. so true!!! What a great way to look at food… I’m going to try to remember this when the cookie is in my hand!

  18. Patten says:

    Don’t you mean “toes tings”?

  19. Patten says:

    I’m still hoping someone will come up with a beneficial reason for me to eat Skittles.

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