Guilty about food craving?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Since when did I start getting frustrated and guilty every time I get hungry?
This week is another crazy one for me... one of the craziest of the year, in many ways. So I'm going going going yesterday, and while I was running errands started thinking "I want this" "I want that" when it comes to food. I was irritated that I was craving food and feeling guilty about wanting it.
And then I realized it was 6 pm; no wonder I was craving food. I was hungry.
So why? Perhaps because I used to rarely feel hungry? I used to eat out of obligation for my body, because I knew I needed food. Even now I'm out of synch with my body. I'm not very good at recognizing the difference between hungry and cravings and I still have to watch it or I forget to heat because I still often don't register feeling hungry.
I shouldn't feel guilty about wanting food at regular intervals. It's the body's way of saying, "hey now, I need fuel." We need food to be healthy, active, functioning people. And yet several times this past week I have caught that combination of feeling angry with my body and guilty about craving food only to realize that it's my normal meal time.
Speaking of which... it's 2 pm and I haven't eaten yet. So I am going to go get something to eat.