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Not counting hunger, what are the three main reasons you eat and how does that influence your weight control strategies?

--Tiredness . I hope in time to be able to take a nap/rest instead of turning to food when I am tired to prop me up and keep me going
--Emotional needs- I eat when I am lonely or upset. I am going to try to go out to a public spot like a library to see if being out and about/talking to people can lessen thsi type of overeating
--Boredom. I eat at nite because I am bored, hate TV etc. Am going to try having a better supply of books available.

Wed. Jan 16, 11:32am

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Eating is pleasure

This may sound basic but Eating is one of the few pleasrues that I have in my life that is easily availble, legal, relatively inexpensive, and doesn't reguire a partner--
maybe I need to crank up my sex life????

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 11:37 AM

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ha! that was funny, but I agree with you. I enjoy food and I love it. Unfortunately, it doesn't love me back and I have the ass to show for it!

But, boredom, emotions, and tiredness rank right up there, too.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 11:40 AM

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I really only have 2

I really only have 2. The first one is sheer boredom. I'll be watching tv and want somethng, then the next thing I know, instead of a few chips or a piece of candy I've eaten a ton more.
The other is my mouth gets dry. I try water, but it doesn't work. I usually try to turn to something portioned, so that I don't keep going, because I only need a little for my mouth to not be dry anymore.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 11:40 AM

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My main 3 reasons for eating:
energy: I work out a lot and can't do it without fuel
health: I eat a ton of fruit and veggies even if I'm not very hungry, it's important to stay full on healthy things!
routine: I have a set eating routine and stick with it everyday, I know how much I'm eating every day and don't vary from it too much.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 11:48 AM

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I am weird. I go into preservation mode. As if i will ever get another healthy meal again. Esp. if I am busy or dont have control over my calendar or am traveling. I try to make smart choices, but I think that my portion size is out of wack b/c I get scared that if I dont have it now then I wont be able to....

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 12:30 PM

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Tiredness and stress are my two. I also go into hibernation mode in the winters and eat a lot more in the evenings. I can eat great all day, but night time kills me.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 1:15 PM

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Wanna team up?

OP...and all that shared the same reasons, Tiredness, emotions and DEFINITELY boredom are my main reasons for diet failure as well.... perhaps we should start a group based around combating those things in particular. Emotions and boredom atleast ( tiredness is a toughie lol).
In our logs we could include the exact reasons that led us to make our food decisions, and we could discuss each others logs to identify steady patterns and lend support etc.
I know it seems like a pretty basic group...but I know I really struggle daily with those 3 factors and would love to find a group that went a little deeper than calories and exercise:)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 1:44 PM

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I have a few reasons why I eat.
3:Because it's there and it tastes good.
I think that there should be a group or team started. These are my biggest weeknesses. And I know that if I could just work on these I would be golden. I exercise every day but it doesn't matter because I eat like shit!!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 1:59 PM

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I'm game if you guys are.

How about a team instead of a group to help more people out.

any name ideas?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 1:59 PM

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I think a team would be awesome!!! Im in when one forms!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 2:19 PM

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