There is couple of dogs in my life Tigerlilly and Amber. Tigerlilly is a rescue dog, is always looking for food and thinking about food. (I think this is due to her life on the street who knows , i wish she could tell me what she s been through) She will dribble at the sight of me eating lettuce or apple and she also wants some and will gobble it down. Tiger is a FOOD dog, shes not fat because she has a stomach illness which involves giving her medication with every meal so she will get nutrients out of the food. Dont get me wrong she also loves to play and run but she is so annoying if you are eating anything as she drools all over you!
Amber is my daughters german shepard puppy, it is hard to get her to eat, there is always something more exciting to do, like biting my ankles, trying to grab the broom in a fabulous game called "sweeping" playing with her myriad of squeeky toys , moose, rabbit , teddy bear, the bone and cong. She also likes to swim and run along the beach and go paddling on the kayak and fetch sticks in the river. All so much more fun than eating. She will eat but only when she is really hungry and isnt distracted by anything. (I make her special "yummy food" with mince or sardines mixed in with dog biscuits and take her into the laundry where she is not distracted by Tiger.
Amber will never be a fat dog as food does not "float her boat"
I am aspiring to be a NON food person, to be interested in many other things other than when is the next meal, the next food, the next snack, the next fix coming. I am a chef so my life has revolved around food for a long time, since i was about 8yrs old and was cooking with my mum who was also fat. THIS HAS TO CHANGE
So I have been trying to structure more activites not related to food into my life. More salsa classes, more weights , more walks on the beach, more cleaning the house, more stimulating conversation ,, not accompanied by food.
I have stopped logging my food daily as this makes me focus too much on food. I am trialling this, i have thrown the yummy snacks to deep and high in my pantry.
I am getting on with life and feeling that my clothes are looser, (still weighing myself(daily ) havent got out of that bad habit yet , but this has a positive my bfat % ever so slightly going down.)
Im off to work to teach students how to make icecream and lots of different cookies but not going to eat taste any and not going to think about until i have to.
What about you? Do you spend a lot of time thinking, shopping, planning, preparing food for yourself and others? Is there too much food in your life ? Release youself from the control of food just for a day, and focus on other things you love
I am on my way to being a non food person, its just the first step
ps this is amber and my daughters partner in the photo