Sorry if I’ve done this already, I can’t recall.
I am very food insecure. I feel extremely anxious if we are low on food things, especially bread or other “no effort, instantly edible” foods.
I restrict my food intake to make sure we don’t run out.
I hate going hungry, and can get agitated if there’s too much uncertainty about when my next meal will be.
When I do eat, I chow down at the speed of light, like I’m 5 seconds away from having someone take it from me, and I don’t stop until I’m so full my heart starts racing.
How do I get a better relationship with food?
Well I’m food insecure because I don’t have money to buy groceries with. The secretary of my church brought me a bag of groceries from the food pantry because I can’t go out because I have Covid.
I think that’s what caused my insecurity as well.
I have a lot of siblings so I’ve always had to compete for food.
I’ve also never had much money, so I’ve had to restrict my intake and sometimes go without completely.
Thanks @Pikasaur. I can sympathize with you on that one.
And I hope your situation improves. Being stressed about food is not optimal for recovery.
can you get help from a local charity?
there are many food banks in my area / country
I’m not quite there yet.
My main problem right now is how insecure I get when I don’t know when dinner’s gonna be, how I get stressed just from not having bread (even if we have other things), and how I wolf down my food like someone’s gonna take it
I relate to this
I have abundant food but I still get very worried about getting hungry!!
I have a panic when I’m hungry and wolf food down also
I haven’t met anyone else quite so panicky
and also it’s not like I have to wait till 9pm to eat so I end up eating early like 12 and 4
don’t really get very hungry evenings
Eating slow digestible foods help… like oats, which digest very slowly and give a fullness. Oats are cheap and can be made tasty as well.
I would just seek help. Also measure food like its a fuel and not a treat learning about nutrition. Shop cheap. Forrage for vegetables and go fishing.
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