Can you control yourself in front of delicious food?

United States
September 5, 2010 9:47pm CST
Oh my God, I just can't restrain myself in front of all the good tasty meal. Today, my friend invited me to his house for Barbecue, and certainly there were boozes and a lot of good stuff. His wife is a good cook, and he certainly a great chef on a grill. We had hamburgers, Chicken wings, sausage, and all other great stuff on the table. I had lost 3 pounds on the last 2 weeks, and today I might have to gain more than I lost again. I just couldn't restrain myself in front of all these good stuff, anyway, it is a holiday weekend, and we don't hang out that much. So, I gave myself an excuse to eat all I want. So, on the next two months, I have to exercise more hours than before.
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@maezee (32250)
• United States
5 Nov 10
It's hard isn't it?! I'm pretty good about keeping myself away from temptation, but you should allow yourself a little bit in moderation - because if you deprive yourself, you'll probably end up splurging and eating too much anyway, which defeats the purpose. You could also try to make a healthier version of those foods you enjoy - like BAKED instead of FRIED chicken (just an example). Hope this helps. I know how scary it is with the holiday season approaching..
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@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Nov 10
hehehehehe i am crazy about BBQ,second i will never stop eat food prepare that way,i enjoy in food,i enjoy in life..i am kind of hedonist!!VIVA BBQ!!!!!
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
Yum yum! I would not restrain myself for good food. It is because when I do that, I have the tendency to crave for it and eventually eating much more than what's expected. Its a good thing for me that I easily lose weight. For me, it is much enjoyable to lose weight when I'm really fat because you can really see the changes in your body. ;)
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
ha ha perhaps i can control myself and not eat when i am already full.. perhaps i can not control myself when i am not full. he he :D ha ha
@deve_annrn (1857)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
You are not alone my friend.. regardless of how many times I've told myself to be in control in front of food.., I lost my defenses when i am in front of the actual food!! hahaha.. especially if it's buffet... whoa!! i'll tell myself to have my diet next time..=)
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Sep 10
Goodness gracious! I can't seem to control myself over the past month. Used to have better control of the situation but I had been having incredible stress lately. I guess that made me an emotional eater. I can barely fit into my clothes and have difficulty breathing. I promised myself to start dieting to day but my mom, all of a sudden, cooked stingray in coconut milk. There goes my diet out the window. Oh well! Will try to eat less tonight.
@pektong (21)
6 Sep 10
I have a hard time controlling my food intake especially when it's delicious! Whenever I'm in my aunt's house, I can't resist the foods that my aunt cook. she really is a good cook that's why my cousins are now bloated lol
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
6 Sep 10
This would have to depend on how delicious the aroma of the food was. The better it smells to the senses, the less control i would have to turn away from any food. There is nothing more irresistible than delicious food that is placed before you.
@akn1961 (1035)
• India
6 Sep 10
i like delicious food ,but i have reduced my 20 kg weight ,hence i avoid oily and fatty food ,i take food rarely which i like ,usually i take simple food and salad
@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 10
Haha... i never restrain myself from tasty meal. Anyway, if you have regular exercise and does not overeat that often, i think it is ok to eat whatever you want once in a while. Maybe taking heavy meals everyday is not healthy but taking occasionally should be ok. Do enjoy yourself and treat yourself well
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
6 Sep 10
No, I find it really hard to control myself when I smell the greatness of the delicious foods made by other people. Good thing I am not a really good chef or I would explode with weight gain. lol. Sometimes I would have to get myself away from the food that I can smell and would be tempted to eat a lot of. So I guess the key is to learn some self control.
@ktmatunog (914)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
Wow sounds delicious! I am now craving for sausage!huhu I really can't! I think I will eat plenty especially when I am very hungry. I trained my stomach to eat only food on one plate but if it is really delicious, then the training will be gone.haha It would be heaven if I eat that much!
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I have a hard time controlling myself in social situations like these too. I try to eat a large apple before I go so that I am not that hungry. It's much easier to resist all of that food if you are somewhat full. Also, try to drink a lot of water. It also makes you feel full.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
6 Sep 10
It's very hard to control myself in front of good food. I also felt like eating it. Not so curious, I ate a delicious dish, but not excessive. I'll eat just to eliminate my curiosity.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 10
Hi, If I were you, I definitely won't be able to resist myself over those delicious food. I always trying hard to lose weight,but still unsuccessful. Everytime when I saw delicious food, I can't resist to have a bite and sometimes, I can't even control my appetite.I was having too much. I guess my determination to lose weight is not firm enough. I should have the diet plan,then only I can see the best result.
6 Sep 10
I'm guilty of gorging on delicious food, too. I try to eat in moderation, but every once in a while I let go and enjoy myself. I usually make up for it on the treadmill or elliptical machine. What's done is done, at least you enjoyed yourself!
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I think that is the hardest time to stick to your diet. Your friends are around, it smells good, you want to be social. I try to eat just a little. That way I am not rude to the hosts and it takes away some of that craving without giving all the way in. Good luck in losing the weight!