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HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCE "FOOD PHOBIA"?Please share!
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[quote:goddess isis:MV8xMzEzMzA4XzIxNTM0MzA2X0Q2QjlCMzU5] Personally I think that food is like a double edged sword. It can be so tasty and tempting, for certain people causing addiction, and these addictions are serious. Food is also keeping us alive and keeping the body functioning well. Everything in moderation. I see that there is an agenda with the development of the food industry business and culinary expansions. People become obsessed with food. I read some food blogs and discover that certain people spend most of their incomes on food and indulging meals...some even eat gourmet at fancy restaurants few times a week. At the end of the day, the same foods that they glorify so much, brings them diabetes, gout, high blood pressure and other life threatening diseases. Is it worth the trouble? I don't think so. TPTB is smart enough to allow this situation. When people are caught in an addiction (food addiction that is), it will be so hard to break the addiction and most people are stuck and end up in hospital because of the food they ate. It's like a sweet poison.. There is no such thing as "comfort food". I personally think that it's an addiction. A fix. Like getting yourself a cigarette fix when you're nervous. [/quote]
I think..I'm at the brink of developing Food Phobia.
The trigger was, during a lunch meeting 2 years ago, I had a hearty meal and shared dessert with a friend. The portions were huge and I was so full and feeling suffocated, hard to breathe.
It was so frightening and I always remember that moment. I had to loosen up my belt to be able to breathe better. The lesson I learned is to eat small portions. No more big portions for me.
I also read that when we eat a big meal, the body has to work hard during digestion, thus sending the oxygen and blood to the digestion (stomach). This is causing our brains to lack oxygen and feel sleepy overall. The sleepy feeling is frightening to me.
Lately, I heard stories from friends and acquintances who develop gout and one woman almost get a stroke after indulging lobsters on a buffet. She was still 27 years old. She finished her 4th plate of lobster and suddenly feel light headed and unable to focus.
I admit that food has nice taste, but too much of food become toxic and life threatening.
Yesterday I cancelled a restaurant reservation because the portions are so big and the thought of looking at the food on my table gives me the chills. I opt for a small bowl of salad instead.
Anyone experience similar condition? My partner told me that this is mental. That this is an unnecessary phobia. But, I don't want the suffocation and whenever I remember the 27 year old woman almost getting a stroke after her seafood, I cringe at the thought of food.
All I do now is eat small portions of food. I avoid sweets and high cholesterol foods also. I also limit carbs. I just want to be healthy.
Is there anyone on GLP that also experience the same condition? Please share your story and views.
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