Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fear of Hunger

I am afraid of the thought of being hungry. Visceral fear. When I actually get hungry I do not experience fear. Just when I think I might have to be hungry. Weird.

Wonder where the fear came from? Wonder how long I have had it? Wonder how to get it to stop?

Feeling blah. Ignore me, save yourselves. Love Bea


Christine from Alberta said...

I hear ya! You should check out 'The Beck Diet Solution' by Judith Beck. Its about changing your thoughts (especially the sabotaging ones) and she talks about the fear of hunger. Its not too preachy, I recommend it!

Cindy174 said...

I have been blah much of the week. I have had a fear of "running out" of stuff, money, food, etc. I think it's the Depression gene (as in the Great Depression, but I have the other kind, too.) I am working on changing my thoughts, too. It is amazing how many negative statements immediately float to the top of my head. So now I am rethinking them. Like if my head says "I never exercise" I rethink it as "I could exercise more if I want to" or something else positive. So for the fear of being hungry you could say "When I am hungry I will have a ________" and fill in the blank with some kind of food that you like that is good for you. I fear the food I choose sometimes so it's logical I might fear my hunger if I am afraid of what I might eat. I am coming out of a HUGE fear phase. All kinds of fear driven thoughts. I am willing to do the mental work to get rid of them now.

BigAssBelle said...

i refuse. to ignore you. hunger gets me sometimes too. funny that i am having trouble finding hunger these days. i've gone back to eating because it's time to eat ~ breakfast and lunch, anyway ~ and not just eating when i'm hungry. it's really inconvenient paying attention to my body :-) it wants to eat at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. when i'm at work. crazy body. you think it knows what it wants?