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Does comfort eating really make you feel better?

  1. cindyvine profile image88
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Why do some people comfort eat?  Is the quick feel good feeling worth the extra calories?

    1. Princessa profile image85
      Princessaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeap... it is sad

    2. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely!  But for some reason, after I've gobbled up comfort food, I seem to lose my appetite for a couple of days.  So the calorie thing evens out.

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    C. C. Riterposted 8 years ago

    Well cindy dear, after I took my pork off the grill yesterday smoked West Texas Style and let it rest for about 2 seconds I was certainly comforted with the delicate spiciness of it as it filled my senses with glee. My neighbor and wife also enjoyed a bite or two and comfort was the word for the evening. LOL
    Now today we will enjoy that along with my smoked brisket that has been slowly cooking for over 12 hours. I have guests coming later today and many shall be comforted by my masterful meats. Yes, it is a wonderful comfort food and this is only the first of many that I shall do this year.

  3. apeksha profile image61
    apekshaposted 8 years ago

    ya it really does nice..
    I cant be alive without eating..
    Its my basic need as others

  4. cindyvine profile image88
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Ahhhhhhhhh, now you're making my mouth water, CC!

    1. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Mine too.  Brisket slowly cooking for 12 hours...  Sigh...

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        C. C. Riterposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I'm working on a new hub on how to do brisket and pork. I will have it done soon. It will contain lots of pictures for you eyes to feast on and it will have all the info needed for your hubbies to do it right for you to enjoy. I've waited all winter for this moment. LOL

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    Comfort eating, makes me over weight, angry with myself later, and sometimes quite sick, especially if it is chocolate..

    So why do I do it so often?????????

  6. icewave5 profile image60
    icewave5posted 8 years ago

    This is usually what happens, eating at first makes you feel good and live happily during the great taste but after the fatness will make you sick and feel sad... only applies to fast food or fatty food...

    For others is ok.

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    C. C. Riterposted 8 years ago

    I read an old Arabian blessing once that goes something like this,'May your wife break the back of your camel.' They know comfort food is a blessing. LOL

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    Bless you, my man......

  9. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I've never been able to comfort eat. I'm quite the opposite. Strife makes me lose my appetite, almost completely.

    I'm a Starvin' Marvin on occasion tongue

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I do so envy you........

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Ahhh - don't! I remember (after marriage breakdown) going days without managing to eat anything substantial. And the horrible thing was, I was truly starving. I just couldn't eat more than a few bites. I even spoke to my doc about it. She said it was common, to have your apetite affected one way or the other.

        I lost a lot of weight, unintentionally. I've managed to regain some now but not much.

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          \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          well of course I dont envy the problems you had and what made you lose weight, but having a weight problem under or over weight seems to be a life time problem,,,,, do you agree.

  10. Feline Prophet profile image61
    Feline Prophetposted 8 years ago

    By definition comfort eating is supposed to make you feel better...and it's perfectly fine to wallow in it as long as it's an occasional binge. If you need it too often you need help. tongue

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      thanks for that...... I will get some ha ha

      1. Feline Prophet profile image61
        Feline Prophetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Brenda, chocolate doesn't fall into that category! It's not comfort food - it's a necessity! tongue

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          \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Absolutely

  11. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Brenda - yup. Under or over ain't great. I have thyroid disease which is unhelpful. And despite taking thyroxine (correctly etc) for many years, my metabolism remains very very sluggish. I've been tested (metabolism) several times and we (me & docs) can't alter it from what it used to be, no matter how precise my dose is etc. So I've been above weight more than under. However, I was blessed with long slim legs so even when I was upwards of 12 stone (don't know the kg's) I carried the extra weight off quite well. But - when I shed almost 3 stone, IMO I looked ill.

    I'd rather be bigger, if I'm honest smile

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      o.k. we will swop.......
      I am getting tested for thyroid too, just waiting for results to come through...

  12. shibashake profile image81
    shibashakeposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm, I just watch comfort t.v. instead. Less calories and very comforting as well, if you pick the right movies smile This could be an interesting hub topic.

  13. lindagoffigan profile image59
    lindagoffiganposted 8 years ago

    My appetite is fine until just about bedtime when for some reason I feel that I must have something forbidded before sleepland.  I usually have what ever I have resisted throughout the day such as sherbet or cupcakes.  Now I am being smarter and trying to fill up on popsicles or Crystal Light as the last resort.  There was an article in Sunday's Parade that sleep is a great way to lose weight.  So maybe my comfort food can be dreamed about instead of eaten.

 
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