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Why do I hate food?

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Last Updated: 09/10/2018 at 1:22pm
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April 30th, 2015 10:16pm
I hate food because to me it's a constant threat to becoming fat and unhealthy. I've had an eating disorder since the age of 13 and it's changed in nature, but lately I struggle with restrictive eating. I know I have to eat a little bit to function, but thinking of the consequence of everything I put in my body calorie wise or carbs, etc. is exhausting and frustrating. I would love to not be consumed by hatred of food.
May 9th, 2015 3:30am
I hate food because I love food too much. Food controls my day. I wake up thinking of food, I am at work thinking of food and I go to bed with food on mind. What will I eat tomorrow? Is that too much? Can I snack later if I eat that? Food has too much control over me and I have to fight to gain the control back. Can I get through the day without purging? Can I get through the day without binging? Can I get through the day without binging than purging? Food is the worst. And yet, it is everything. (Sidenote: these are my feelings at the worst of my ED. I'm not fully recovered, but I am doing better than I had been---An eating disorder messes with your mind and your relationship with food can be consuming, at least in my case)
March 16th, 2015 2:03pm
Chances are it has nothing to do with the food itself. The problem is the way you view food. Food has become a weapon, a punishment or an unhealthy coping skill. You need to rediscover that food is fuel, fuel that can still be enjoyed but not something we should have obsessive thoughts over.
October 27th, 2015 4:44am
That's a very good question. Thank you for coming to 7 Cups with your concern. There are a number of reasons why one might "hate" to eat food. This is usually caused by negative association. For example, it is understandable to dismiss food after suffering from food poisoning. So your body is weary of another episode. When there is a physical issue, such as an internal blockage, eating could exacerbate the problem and increase discomfort. Thus, the thought of food can be cringe-worthy. Then there are eating disorders, such as binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia. When the body possess too much body fat it can feel more heavy and bloated. Without proper diet, food (junk food or otherwise) can seem like a chore, sating a desired chemical high, but adding to both physical and mental pains. With anorexia and bulimia (previously mentioned eating disorders), one adheres to a strict dietary regiment to meet a desired physical expectation. Here biological symptoms develop, such as nausea and bowel irritation (your body preventing the thought of food intake). Finally, though it isn't the same as hating "food," some people just dislike the "taste" of certain foods, like dark vegetables and meat. This can be preferential or, again, associated with a negative memory. Regardless of the reason, it's important to maintain a healthy diet to combat negative feelings from your mind and body.
April 12th, 2015 7:30pm
You don't, you hate what it means to you. Food it's neutral. So it's in your hands to question your feelings towards it.
March 8th, 2015 7:54pm
Some hate food for reasons they cant explain, either the taste, the texture, the pleasure or the guilt. What is best to do is to not think of food as an enemy and instead think of it as something that helps you to survive but cannot hurt you
June 7th, 2016 12:25am
The reason that u hate food might be because of the taste or texture of the food I could be the mess at the end or it might be that u could have a bad reaction to the food and are afraid to ask or try for your own risk
January 27th, 2018 8:34pm
I hate food because I am a slave to it. When I get a bite of certain "trigger" foods, eating is all I can think about. After the first bite, I cannot be satisfied, not matter how much pain I am in from overeating. I have come to believe that my relationship to certain foods is more like an addiction than anything else, and if I continue to eat those foods, I know I will die an early death because of how much I abuse my use of them (sounds dramatic but it's the reality). I've found a group called Overeaters Anonymous that treats overeating like an addiction, and although I haven't been in the program very long, I think it might be the answer to my problem. The people there seem to have a similar relationship to food as I do, and many of them have been able to quit eating compulsively for good, which seems like a miracle to me. Maybe this miracle will come true for me as well one day.
November 7th, 2016 2:26pm
You may be hating food for many reasons. Perhaps you simply do not like the taste of it, if that's the case, try different meals and explore your taste. Maybe you hate food because you feel guilty for eating. You may be thinking eating will make you fat and ugly, but that's not true. Eating healthy foods can actually help you lose weight, and make you stronger. It can clear skin, make your hair look shinier, and improve your energy levels. Not eating food, on the other hand, can actually make you gain weight. Your metabolism will increase, and your body will store the food you eat for 'safe keeping.' It's important to know that just because you may have a little tub, you aren't fat or unhealthy.
September 10th, 2018 1:22pm
I hate food because I love it too much. The problem is the way I view food as it might be for your too! Food is either my reward, a weapon or a punishment to me, and maybe you. It is also my unhealthy coping skill. Like me, we have to figure out and remember that food is our fuel and something that can be enjoyed and not to keep obsessing over it as something bad. It will take awhile but it will be worth it in the end. We just have to make sure we know food is our friend, not our enemy!
November 17th, 2015 5:27pm
Because you view it has having power when in reality it is lifeless and can do no harm to you. Embrace the reason why and examine the reasons with someone you can trust without expecting them to have the answers for you. The answer to your why lies within you. Open your mind up in a safe place (your room, car, bathroom stall, outside patio) and imagine the food you hate and recognize that you are the only one giving it power to control you.