I think about food all the time. It wasn’t always this way but now that I’m an advanced athlete, food is on the brain 24-7. Every time I run a faster 10k, pass a guy on my bike, or get a compliment on my arms, I think about food. This is what goes on in my head (verbatim):

“Do I have to stop eating ice cream to become a champion? Shouldn’t I be able to have it every now and then? Professional athletes indulge, right? Well, if they don’t, can’t I? A little? What time is it? Am I supposed to eat something right now? When did I drink that protein shake? Did it have enough protein in it? Do you smell that? Is someone eating french fries? Don’t you love that smell? Where’s my banana?”

This is the conversation I have with myself every freaking day.

If you think about food more than you think you should, you are not alone. I do it and so do top-level athletes. If you want to change how you think about food, check out this article by Nia Shanks. It will give you insight into how other women are conquering their obsession with food. Take notes.

How often do you think about food? (Right now, as a I type, I’m wondering what I will eat for lunch. Sigh.)


Tommy Avent · 01/23/2012 at 8:45 pm

This is probably worse than thinking about food. I think about beer. My thinking goes something like this as soon as I wake up in the morning: “How many calories do I have to burn today in order to enjoy a(or several) beer tonight.” “If I don’t get a full work-out or take the day off, which meal do I skip so I can devote those calories to beer tonight?” A real conundrum.

Quynn · 01/23/2012 at 12:21 am

I think about Chipotle every friday. Last year i went to chipotle every friday and if I missed a friday i went on saturday. Pray for me. lol

Aisha · 01/11/2012 at 12:43 pm

I started menu planning so I don’t have to think about food as often.

seejanesweat · 01/09/2012 at 3:59 pm

I think about food quite a bit but not all the time. But I think it’s more than the average person.

Hollywood · 01/09/2012 at 9:39 am

I think about food all the day long. The smell of french fries ignites my senses. What is it about fried potatoes? Freakin’ YUM! Not only do i think about food all day, I also want to eat it. So I’ll pack lots of fruit and healthy nibbles to get me to the next meal.

Nancy · 01/09/2012 at 9:31 am

I’m working on turning my obsession with food into an obsession with good food and how to fit making it into a busy schedule. I’ve been making things that take a long time, but with little bursts of effort on my part, such as making yogurt, sourdough bread, soups and beans, which require just a few minutes of mixing and lots of sitting around on the counter, in the fridge or on the stove. Check out this website for inspiration: http://www.organicspark.com/

FVR · 01/07/2012 at 9:32 am

I always, always think about food. I usually start planning lunch shortly after arriving to work. 🙂

Sab · 01/06/2012 at 6:23 pm

So good to know I’m not alone. I ALWAYS think about food. And not just since my adult years. Love good food. But I must say, lately, I’ve been choosing the “Bad feelings of deprivation,” and really don’t feel that bad about it. I actually like the non-bloated, dragging feeling I get when I’m stuffed….I actually know what stuffed feels like now! *lol*

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