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Social eating

November 12, 2009

Why does hanging out with people and having a good time often lead to my eating more than I want to? I don’t mean the lowering of inhibitions that might lead to my making food choices I usually wouldn’t make on my own (yes, I’ll have the large fries!), but actually eating when I’m not even hungry.

I don’t think anyone is pressuring me so why do I feel the need to do this? Weird.

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  1. November 13, 2009 6:22 pm

    Oh, I totally do this. It’s just there, in front of me, and then I’m eating it. Didn’t want it, wasn’t hungry, didn’t think about it. That’s something I’m working really hard on right now: trying to be conscious of when I’m in those situations and remind myself that I’m there for the COMPANY, not the FOOD. It’s hard, though.

  2. meerkat permalink
    July 9, 2010 7:57 am

    I don’t know. If I don’t plan ahead, often the only vegan food available is convenience store potato chips, but I have issues with potato chips as a Bad Food so I don’t like to eat them in front of people I don’t know and trust, so I think I would eat less rather than more from social factors. Women’s shame that they eat at all, and all that.

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