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Last updated: 11.05.13
Common “Last To Go” Signs
Eating the same meals daily, or regularly, without variation. Using a very small or very large amount of condiments (e.g. salad dressing, ketchup, hot sauce, butter). Exercising more on days when you have had or expect to have a larger meal, dessert, etc. Avoiding certain social functions that involve food. Packing your own food when attending events (with the exception of having a food allergy, etc.) Maintaining a vegetarian, vegan, or other diet that restricts certain types of food. Becoming upset if you are unable to work out on occasion. Wanting to be the last to finish your meal. Eating very quickly or very slowly. Frequently choosing to eat alone. Eating while engaged in television, work, or other distractions. Only eating at certain times or after a certain number of hours. Using food as a reward, such as waiting to eat until you finish a task despite being hungry. Engaging in other restrictive behaviors, such as not allowing yourself to buy something that you need and want (and can afford). Lying to other people in any capacity about your eating or exercise. Pushing yourself during exercise in a mean and threatening way – or hiring someone to do it for you. Putting off eating in order to “get things done.” Scheduling events around food and using it as justification for eating more. Only eating at certain restaurants. Weighing yourself regularly. Not wearing certain clothing items that you like out of fear. Buying low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb or only “health” products.(I buy healthy food, but not in order to lose weight, and I eat them in conjunction with unhealthy foods - it’s a balance. I certainly don’t buy into Weight Watchers-type products.)
- Using artificial sweetener.
- Holding on to your “skinny clothes.”
Having rules or patterns around eating meals. Not keeping certain foods in your home that others may enjoy. Destroying food in any way. Chewing gum or eating mints frequently to stave off hunger.
- Engaging in fat-talk.
Loading up your schedule to avoid free time. Getting in arguments over food with friends or family. Turning down birthday cake (when you want it!). Commenting on other people’s eating habits.
- Frequently seeking approval from others.
Reading blogs that don’t promote a healthy balance.I do read certain unhealthy blogs but only because I care about those people and want to see how they’re doing.