Wednesday, 1 September 2010

No Longer an All-Consuming Passion

Has anyone else found that food is no longer the 'be all and end all' that it used to be?

Since I got to my sweet spot (in fact I sometimes feel that I'm actually a little bit beyond it when I can barely manage a couple of mouthfuls) my interest in food has seriously waned. I'm pretty sure that a lot of it has to do with the fact that I don't tend to get hungry any more and so I'm not thinking about food so much.

And then, when I do get hungry I often feel like I can't really be bothered to eat because there are so many foods that don't go down too well at the moment, and dealing with the whole uncomfortable-ness (good word, eh?) of being stuck is just not worth it. This is especially true in the evenings. I've read that lots of other bandsters tend to have less restriction in the evenings; something like this, perhaps?But for me that's not the case; I tend to have the least amount of restriction through the day, with more in the mornings and evenings; a little like this perhaps?!Eating an evening meal is a bit of a chore and it can take me a good hour to finish what's on my plate, but I try to eat what's there as I'm sure I could do with the food from a nutrition aspect, if not from the calorie side of things!

Funny though, I never seem to have trouble with dessert or chocolate...


  1. Since I am newly banded, food is still pretty consuming to me. BUT I look forward to the day I can agree - I will add it to my list of goals. Thanks.

  2. I think I am finally at my sweet spot & yes, I find that food i now an after thought. How cool is that!!!!!

  3. I love that you posted this today. It is exactly how I knew that I was due for a little fill. I used to not care about food, couldn't be bothered to decide what to eat, etc....but the last couple of weeks I've reverted. I can tell that something is different!

  4. my restriction has no shape...It is all very unpredictable. I'm glad you got to your sweet spot. It seems like it takes forever to get there but once you do...pretty awesome isn't it? I wish you a longggg sweet spot place and many more to come.


  5. YESSSSSSS! Totally. And I really related to the "food is such a bother now" part. I feel the same way. And while it's sometimes frustrating, it's mostly liberating.