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Old 09-22-2008, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am not fat at all, but I am always feeling guilty when I eat something lice ice cream cause I believe that Im going to get so fat from eating it. Guilt from eating desserts? Is it a part of Anxiety?
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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xD maybe it's the media, they are always making people think you're fat/a loser unless you do this, do that, buy that.

If you only consume it occasionally, there won't be a problem unless it's cursed to make you gain weight overnight.

I've known really thin people who eat junk food after junk food and they still remain thin, without exercise o___O. Where else, the big people eat soooo little, and they're still big. Everyone has a different metabolism rate. =)
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xD maybe it's the media, they are always making people think you're fat/a loser unless you do this, do that, buy that.

If you only consume it occasionally, there won't be a problem unless it's cursed to make you gain weight overnight.

I've known really thin people who eat junk food after junk food and they still remain thin, without exercise o___O. Where else, the big people eat soooo little, and they're still big. Everyone has a different metabolism rate. =)
We have a gal at work that is like this. She can eat anything and stay pencil thin, and if I just look at a candy bar I gain weight.
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We have a gal at work that is like this. She can eat anything and stay pencil thin
my mom is that way too.

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and if I just look at a candy bar I gain weight.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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yes, it's anxiety. you have a fear of getting fat, so when you eat something high in calories you start feeling guilty. i get like this too, but usually i just say "what the hell" and eat it. as long as i don't do this for days, it's ok and i wont have as much anxiety. if it gets really bad and i start eating junk for a week straight, then i'll feel like crap and my anxiety will implode. i'll usually start to feel nauseas if i eat a bunch of junk at once though, like fritos or most chips.

and about the people who eat junk and never seem to gain weight; maybe when you saw them eat that junk that's the only time they ate that day, or maybe they fidget a lot. i don't buy that whole overweight people eat so little, yet are fat. come on, unless there is something wrong with their thyroid, that is a joke. maybe because they eat small portions of food that are dense in calories is why they think they eat so little, yet are overweight.
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about the people who eat junk and never seem to gain weight; maybe when you saw them eat that junk that's the only time they ate that day.
Yeah, I had experience with that. At work I used to always eat take out and my co-workers would always wonder why I never gained weight. What they didn't know is that was the only time I ate during the day. The down side is that I also heard a nutritionist say that people who eat unhealthly and never gain weight might also have high cholesterol.
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just throw some olive oil on top of your food, lol.
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i'd say its part of low-confidence/self-esteem.

i have the same problem. i obsess about food, although it has been much worse. i've been under 100 pounds for a while now yet i still feel guilty if i eat junk food or just more food than i should.
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It definitely has to do with low self-esteem. I'm having problems controlling my weight. I used to be fit and in shape. The most I ever weighed up until 3 years ago was 145. I am currently 204. That's a huge gain in 3 years. The bad thing is that, when I was 145, I thought I was overweight and didn't think I had the ability or the smarts to lose weight. That turned into even worse self esteem, which turned into really bad eating habits, which turned into 204 pounds. Thus, if your doctor says you're not overweight, then you're not! And you just gotta learn to love yourself.
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Irrational thoughts about weight seem fairly commom. One woman told me about how she gained a pound, which strikes me as rather obsessive. My wallet weighs half a pound.
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