Ahhh, food. The bane of my existence; I love food; I hate food; I love to hate food; I hate to love food. Who hasn’t been obsessed with food at some point? My life seems to have always revolved around food. When planning events or vacations, it is always about which restaurants are nearby, who has the best entrees, what is on the dessert menu. And what could be better than food? Free food, of course! The vendor lunches, the corporate dinners, birthday lunches, Christmas parties, summer picnics – all on someone else’s dime. Free, no cost to me, nada, zilch, zip, zero. Or is there?
Is it really free if I then turn around and pay a personal trainer to help me shed the pounds? Or spend money on Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or similar weight loss program to help me lose the weight? Is it at no cost if I am beating myself up for over-indulging? Or if I am paying for it later because I feel sluggish, tired or bloated? Is it in fact free when I look in the mirror and am not happy with what I see?
Have you found yourself obsessing over food? What strategies have you used to come to peace with food?