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Has anyone else ever had a fear food become a safe food?

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#1 cupofmoriartea



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Posted 04 April 2021 - 12:35 AM

Tell me how soda managed to go from being a fear food to a safe food at random?? No explanation??? I don’t understand what happened, and it’s not like I’m restricting any less either. On the other hand chocolate is all of a sudden a very big fear food.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 03:38 AM

A lot of my foods actually. Cheez itz, chips, cookies are all safe foods if in single serving pouches. They help me control my cravings therefore are safe to have to prevent a binge. 

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 06:47 AM

Gummy bears and chocolate because now I know I don’t have to eat it all and binge on it I just eat a bit without thinking oh I ruined everything might as well binge. Pasta is okay in small servings but I still can’t do rice without b/p idk why.

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#4 BunnyHoney


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:09 AM

Cereal is alg now apparently???? They were a fear food for ages...

I have early morning lectures at least four times a week and my 'breakfast' options consist of optifast or cereal with (almond) milk. So I alternate between them for variety. Now I can have actual sugary cereal in the morning without going into an intense panic. I guess my need for fuel for the brain super-cedes any worry about cereal? I do measure it out and all and make sure the total is around 100cals if not less. Old habits die hard.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 02:25 PM

Grapes. I know to measure them out, and as long as I don't go over like 120g, I stay below 100 calories.

Pasta (whole grain only). This one is heavily regulated, but I only eat 85g a day, which translates into 290 calories, and that shit fills me up quickly. It also has very little sugar.

I'm in the process of refining my diet due to being high risk for recurring bouts of pancreatitis, so many fear foods are slowly being reintroduced at very small amounts.

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 11:21 PM

i go on and off with toasty crackers.

even if theyre 30 a piece, they trigger me to purge then when i eat more than one a day.

currently planning my omads daily so i dont have that problem and its the closest to bread ill ever get lol.

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 06:40 AM

My old biggest fear was bread or anything bread related.

My new safe food is sandwich thins (so bread), 100 calories, can be breakfast, lunch, dinner whatever. (conveniently alot cheaper than some of my other safe foods).

Also individual 50% cheese slices from asda, cheese used to be a serious fear food but these are now safe.
Cried the last night when my 4 packs of cheese slices were substituted on my asda order. Lol. Cant have other cheeses in the house.

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 06:58 AM

Bread became a safe food when I started making it myself (and it's only safe when I bake it myself). I also weigh it so that I stay within cals, but yeah from foe to friend!

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 10:57 AM

Grapes. I was terrified of them because I thought they were super high in calories, but after doing some research, I found that 100g still only worked out to like 60 or 70 calories or something. I would couple those with like a salad or part of another meal and they helped fill me up.

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 05:26 PM

Brown sugar and honey for some reason. I feel SO guilty when using white sugar in anything but slightly less with brown sugar and barely guilty with honey. Honey comb is a binge food for me though, so I usually try to avoid it.

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#11 Kena



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Posted 12 April 2021 - 02:04 PM

All foods are now safe foods to me. 

I don't have a how-to. It's a process that took several years and constant practice to reset my mind and to stop categorizing food into good & bad. Food is food, and only a caloric deficit helps me lose weight. Anything else doesn't matter. 

Also, having no fear foods makes the weightloss process easier. You can enjoy your meals without stressing over whether it's good or bad. You become less anxious about it, overall. 

If there's one piece of advice I can give, it's this - try your best to stop categorizing food. You'll be much more at ease because of it. And be patient, it won't happen overnight. Good luck!

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 08:12 PM

Bro, yeah! Bananas are safe now ♡
Although, I've grown to see that anything in moderation is not necessarily bad for you

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:15 AM

My “safest” foods actually are safe because I know the exact calorie content, most times it’s not really a “healthy low cal” food. But knowing how many calories it has to de T... then I feel safe :mellow:




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Posted 14 April 2021 - 02:13 PM

pop tarts, bread

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 11:44 PM

Liquid calories! I used to always see people terrified of liquid calories and saying that they’re a waste, but nowadays I don’t really care about that. Liquid calories are a lot more filling than solid food calories imo so I don’t mind them.

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