Friday, January 22, 2010

Binge Triggers

As a food addict, I have many "triggers" that will send me into a binge. One of those is being sick. While skinny people say that being congested/having a cold makes everything taste blah and they lose their appetite, it is the opposite for me. When I am not feeling well, I WANT FOOD. Not soup or broth, I usually will turn to fast food double cheeseburgers, pizza, you get the picture. Being banded did not turn off that trigger, but he did stop me! Last night the family had a wonderful smelling pizza and even though I PB'd my lunch, my addict brain told me I needed that pizza because I was sick. Well, I ate half a slice and guess what? I pb'd it all. I don't know if it is mucus or the cold meds, but my band is tight as a drum right now, nothing but liquids "soup/broth" is getting through. My band is taking care of me while I am sick, making me eat the right things, even when I didn't want to do it. I am able to eat the things sick people should turn to and my band is not letting me cheat. This cold could have been disastrous to my healthy lifestyle, if not for my band!


  1. Hey Dee.. I can definitely relate. .in fact when i am sick i try to remember that saying "Feed a cold, feed a fever" cause I'm not starving anything for the sake of being sick.. Hope you do feel better soon...

  2. Dee..I hope you get better soon hun. I hate being sick ! The good thing is that your band is working and that your addict brain is realizing that it's not the queen anymore and cant have whatever it wants. You're on the right track..a slight sideline here or there..hey we're human after all !!!

  3. Aww, that sucks. I hate feeling ill... and when it sets off a trigger, that's even worse.
    Get well soon, chick. I feel for you!

  4. Thanks for the comment on my blog! I hate to see you are sick - it is different that it causes you to turn to food. I certainly have emotional eating issues, but not issues when I am sick, at least not generally.

  5. Hope you are on the road to recovery!

    Thank you for the comment re: my stuck episode. I hadn't even given a thought to the fact that being sick could be part of the cause.... DUH! I'm a little slow on the uptake sometimes!

  6. I can totally relate with the eating when sick! Take it easy on the though. It could make you even tighter. It is amazing how the barfing changes our behaviors isn't it?..Feel better soon!



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