Why do I think Im Fat? - Social Anxiety Forum
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
SAS Member
 
bobster231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Age: 26
Posts: 126
Why do I think Im Fat?

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?
bobster231 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 09:20 PM
kee
A Unicorn!!!
 
kee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SE Asia
Gender: Female
Age: 27
Posts: 234
Re: Why do I think Im Fat?

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. =)

socially awkward member of society
also, a unicorn.

kee is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 09:41 PM
SAS Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula Michigan
Age: 45
Posts: 9,548
Re: Why do I think Im Fat?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kee
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.

troll: man, we got a lot of snow
yooper: eh?
troll: three feet, man!
yooper: yah
troll: no school, man, it was sweet
yooper: you closed school for three feet of snow?!?!??!?
troll: you like excessive punctuation, don't you?
copper is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 09:43 PM
Shauna The Dead
 
Shauna The Dead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kentucky, USA
Gender: Female
Age: 31
Posts: 6,389
Re: Why do I think Im Fat?

Quote:
Originally Posted by copper
We have a gal at work that is like this. She can eat anything and stay pencil thin
my mom is that way too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by copper
and if I just look at a candy bar I gain weight.
Shauna The Dead is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 09:58 AM
SAS Member
 
tea111red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Gender: Female
Posts: 5,647
Re: Why do I think Im Fat?

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.
tea111red is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 10:16 AM
Moderator
 
shyvr6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Posts: 30,274
Re: Why do I think Im Fat?

Quote:
Originally Posted by teabagred
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.
shyvr6 is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 10:22 AM
SAS Member
 
tea111red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Gender: Female
Posts: 5,647
Re: Why do I think Im Fat?

just throw some olive oil on top of your food, lol.
tea111red is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 12:22 PM
She-Wolf
 
nothing to fear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 5,980
Re: Why do I think Im Fat?

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.
nothing to fear is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 12:35 PM
SAS Member
 
sunmoonstars76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: United States
Gender: Female
Age: 33
Posts: 1,357
Re: Why do I think Im Fat?

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.
sunmoonstars76 is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2008, 05:47 AM
Surrounded by Sadness
 
UltraShy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI (BDSM sadist, Libertarian)
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Posts: 34,872
Re: Why do I think Im Fat?

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.

DEA agents, being on par with Nazi war criminals, should be executed for crimes against humanity. They are guilty of inflicting mass suffering upon legitimate patients.
UltraShy is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dad says I'm fat Little Willow Frustration 26 12-01-2008 07:50 AM
I'm so fat! BrokenSoul25 Coping With Social Anxiety 18 10-26-2008 10:14 AM
I am fat BeNice General Discussion 26 09-12-2008 09:11 PM
Body fat is going down, but... tinselhair Nutrition, Supplements and Exercise 6 08-04-2007 05:55 AM
Why do I think Im Fat? bobster231 Coping With Social Anxiety 8 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome