I need to stop my Food FOMO (fear of missing out). I know when my family gathers around a hot, cheesy pizza, I feel like I’m missing out big time. When a friend orders an ice cream cone I look at it lustily and start to drool.
While I really dislike having food intolerances (dairy & gluten) that I didn’t even develop until my mid-20s (you can read the years long saga HERE) it’s been a great way to force me to eat healthier.
But even after two years of cutting it out I still miss my favourite foods; pizza, ice cream and cheeseburgers and I talk about missing them all the time! I’ll stare longingly at a dish I can’t eat and ask friends for a bite to “savour the flavour.” Sometimes I’ll just “take the stomach ache” and eat what I want and chug ginger ale in remorse after.
I have to stop this Food FOMO!
Stop talking about it
My friends and family all know about my intolerances because whenever we go out for lunch I complain. I need to stop doing that and just accept things are what they are and move on with my life.
Stop “Taking the Stomach Ache”
This is a bad one. I do this…a lot! Especially when it comes to chocolate. Sweet, creamy, milk chocolate. I always think when I’m eating it that it’s worth it but it never is afterward! My husband is good at preventing me from eating stuff I shouldn’t because he hates hearing me complain about my stomach after.
Stop wishing it away
It’s not going to magically disappear on it’s own so I need to accept it. A lot of acceptance needs to happen here.
Stop getting upset when it takes me awhile to find a snack I can eat
This one drives me nuts! When I’m starving and want something quick, it can be really difficult to find something satisfying. I have been known to get hangry and I complain about how I want to drive thru and get a burger.
Basically, this is all a mental battle. I have to stop these self destructive behaviours and just accept things as they are. I’m a healthy 30 year old female, so what if I can’t eat ice cream or pizza? I am fortunate to live in a country of plenty and there are so many other options available to me.
So to sum up- I am hoping this is the last time any of my readers, friends, and family will have to hear about my food woes because I’m stopping the complain train now!
Thank you for reading my rant. I’m sure there are eye rolls because I always get those when I say the ‘G’ word.
And just to end on a laugh, I had a good one over this video!