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Pre-occupation with food (text-only)

A girl speaking towards a camera.

When I was dieting, I was SO preoccupied with food. I was constantly thinking about what I was going to have to eat next, what I had eaten before that I shouldn't have eaten, or what I had eaten before that it was great that I ate. Friends would call me and ask if I wanted to go see a movie, and I didn't want to go, because it would mess up my exercise schedule, or something weird like that. Now that I look back on it, it was the most unhappy time of my life.


Content last reviewed July 24, 2013
Page last updated October 31, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.