Anonymous asked: "I really wish I could be one of those people who can diet without really thinking about food all the time. If they need to lose a few pounds, they do, and that’s the end of it. Where as with me, food becomes my central pre-occupation. I hope over time this will leave." -- Did it?
I have been hanging on to this question forever because it is definitely a thought-provoking one.
In my opinion, the answer to this question is both yes and no, with various levels in between. With where I’m at right now, food sort of is my central pre-occupation. I’ve been eating like crap the past few months and I’m trying to get back on track, so I find that by spending my time preparing and planning my food ahead of time, it sets me on the right path toward success.
That being said, I think once you’re “in the groove” of being active and eating healthy on a daily basis, it becomes much easier to take a step back and not focus so much on every little thing you put in your mouth. At this time, you know which foods will make you feel good and which foods will make you feel bad and you stick to that. However, it’s important to remember that in keeping a healthy lifestyle, your cravings for those bad foods will not usually go away completely. In my case, it’s almost been a constant battle and I often times have to take a step back and say “hey, I don’t need that.”
Hope this answers your question. :)