By mistyduke Latest Reply 2012-03-11 18:54:32 -0500
Started 2012-03-05 16:11:56 -0600

Does anyone else feel tremendous guilt when you eat ANYTHING ?

15 replies

jigsaw 2012-03-11 18:54:32 -0500 Report

If i cheat, I don't feel guilty. Just to keep the record straight, I am talking about food. I do feel a bit sorry sometimes, because I know I will pay eventually, even though I try soooo hard to minimize delicious but unhealthy foods in my diet.
Now, when it comes to my wife, I never cheat, because I would feel guilty and sorry ! Also I would have great fear of what she might do.

Nick1962 2012-03-11 18:26:39 -0500 Report

Looks like I'm the outsider here. I won't say TREMENDUS guilt when I eat ANYTHING, but I do feel some guilt when I don't eat right. Last week we had lunch brought in at work. I know I should have eaten only 1/2 the sandwich and skipped the baked chips, but I didn't (it was sooooo good). I do have to rationalize it in my own mind, but somehow it keeps me on track otherwise - the old "ok, you've had your fun, get back to work" theory.

Lizardfan 2012-03-09 18:22:20 -0600 Report

No! I enjoy my food, I love to cook and eat out. I learned a long time ago my personal 80/20 rule for eating and diabetes. If I eat what I am supposed to 80% of the time the 20% will take care of itself. Just as long as the 20% doesn't come into play every day! LOL!

Young1s 2012-03-09 08:27:23 -0600 Report

I never feel guilty about eating. Even when I eat something that isn't the on the healthy side of things because I'm aware of this fact and made a conscious decision to do so. I just try not to make a habit of it and put in some extra exercise time either that day or the next. But I love food too much to ever feel guilty about enjoying it.

byrun 2012-03-09 08:52:41 -0600 Report

Well said!!! This also works for me, so far. I will make a choice and make adjustments to diet and exercise later in the day.

pixsidust 2012-03-09 00:25:05 -0600 Report

Now if I eat pasta…Guilt
I am trying to make Cauliflower my pasta
Alfredo sauce tastes great on it and regular cheese
I feel no loss for the noodle!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-03-08 21:58:11 -0600 Report


For me, it comes down to doing my best to make the right choices, to set limits with myself, to focus on my vision for what I want to look like and feel like. I'm not perfect, I slip up at times, and then get the lows and the weight gain. It's one day at a time. When I focus on what I want to accomplish, it is easier to set limits with myself.

Sounds like you are being really hard on yourself. How can we help?


Gambling 2012-03-06 09:52:05 -0600 Report

not in the least . I eat better food for me then ever before. I actually look forward to cooking all the new recipes I found

jayabee52 2012-03-05 19:44:18 -0600 Report

No, like Carol, I enjoy food. I have changed what I eat so I can continue to enjoy food as much as possible. When one has diabetes for a certain number of years, Misty, one learns that one has to eat, and learning the how to eat better, cancels out any guilt.

Caroltoo 2012-03-05 16:21:49 -0600 Report

No, I love to eat. I've just changed what and how much I eat, so I can go right on enjoying food.