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Painted Brain | Symptom Management And Working On Compulsive Food Spending
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  • February 20, 2016

Symptom Management and Working on Compulsive Food Spending

I have to say that my biggest problem these days is compulsive food spending. It is very important for me to eat a well-balanced diet. To me, that means eating a good variety of fruits and vegetables, in addition to carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. From my own personal experience I don’t find restricting certain foods to be a productive method of eating healthy.

There are a lot of foods I used to like that I really don’t like these days. Potato chips and Ferrero Rocher chocolates used to be my favorite snacks. I used to really love matzoh ball soup, smoked nova salmon on a bagel, blueberry and cappuccino muffins, and lattes. Now, I don’t like those foods at all.

I also live in a studio apartment that doesn’t have a stove or oven and every time I bought a pasta cooker for noodles or tried to cook minute rice, it would always boil over and I hate cleaning the microwave. So, I definitely don’t want to waste my money buying a pasta cooker.

I don’t feel well when I eat salads made with Vegenaise or mayonnaise so it’s better for me to just eat fresh cut fruit and I like bell peppers.

I definitely need to do my best to not buy food that is too difficult for me to prepare or is something I liked a long time ago but get sick from now or don’t like anymore. It’s important to focus on what tastes good currently to me because saltine crackers, vegetable broth and chocolate pudding are not nutritious enough and I don’t want to keep wasting money on food I don’t like.


Dawn writes about symptom management for Painted Brain News

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