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The fast food frenzy

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'm so frusterated right now. I just don't know what is going on with me. I eat so 'good' during the day and then night time comes and a frenzy comes over me! I feel like I NEED protien and grease, I think to myself; "hmmmm, I really want me a quarter pounder right now," and once that thought enters my mind it quickly becomes an obsession. I feel like I turn into some sort of mindless, anxiety prone animal. It's next to impossible for me to talk myself out of it because at that point I don't care about what I'm doing to myself. I only care about that fix and how great its going to be while I eat it. At times it feels like a panic comes over be because for some reason I'm terrified that if I don't eat that item I'll regret it and be so hungry later that I'll feel like I am going to throw up (f.y.i.,that's what I feel when I don't eat).
Tonight I seriously sat and obsessed about getting some fast food for like an hour. So, I left my warm comfy room to go out into the freezing Minnesotan cold to get it. Does that make logical sense? No! I was fighting myself to make the right decision (ya know, eat an apple or drink a bunch of water), yet I could not convince myself and I went to go get the food anyway. Now, I just feel guilty, sad and like I let myself down. I don't know what to do about it, or how to overcome these self proclaimed "frenzies."
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  • NADIAT2010
    I am in the same boat but not with fast food.
    I got food poisoning from MCD's right before a three day road trip and I could find the nearest restroom fast enough. After that I would want to get some nuggets but then I remember that time and I go home to eat or to subway.

    Also when you have that thought and craving go on you tube and research how they cook food at the fast food places. It is sick!!!! They dont use gloves, they touch themself's(hair, and cloths :) ) then prepare the food. Now when I see fast food all I am able to think is " Do I really want to eat somebodys germs, and get sick again?" My answer is always " HELL NO".

    Hopefuly this helps!!

    I am not perfect but the stuff that goes beyond the drive thru window is scary. People dont know what they are consuming and how it was prepared!!! One you see it, It should at least make you think before going out!!!! :)

    emoticon lol
    3325 days ago
  • BETTERBYDESIGN
    Wow, I can totally relate. In fact, I literally felt like I was reading my own thoughts.

    I (just like you said) become anxious and obsessed if I'm craving Burger King or McDonalds. Even when supportive friends and family try to talk me out of it, telling me that I'll regreat it...it somehow only makes me want it more.

    Just like you also mentioned, if I eat really well for the day, at night I NEEEEEEED a burger, or fries, or cupcakes, or ice cream. I truly believe that I need something that will sabotage all my efforts.

    Just last week I had a really bad week where I ate fast food three times (and each meal was like- two burgers, nuggets, and fries...all drenched in bbq sauce). I was so fed up with myself that I made a promise that I wouldn't have any fast food this week...at all. Not even the salad I like from Wendy's. And it's actually worked. For me, if I completely eliminate the option of fast food at the beginning of the week, then it's easier to stay away. It's once I make an excuse and eat it that I want it every day.

    I wish you the absolute best of luck!!

    P.S. I feel like I'm going to throw up when I'm hungry too! I've tried to explain this to people and EVERYONE looks at me like I'm crazy!
    3333 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11445313
    Are you tracking your food on this site? Add carbohydrates as a nutrient and see how many you're eating before dinner. There's a good chance that your diet is too high in carbs after lunch. Those carbs spike your blood sugar levels, and in the evening they fall again. Low blood sugar level = feeling of hunger.
    3336 days ago
  • PEACHY619
    I wish I knew what to tell you but I do the same thing. I tried to eat good today until my husband called me at 8:00pm and said he was on his way home from work and I was starving so I told him to pick me up a large order of onion rings :(

    I need help with this, every night I get cravings for fast food. Good Luck to you and stay focused!!
    3336 days ago
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