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Alaskagirl92128
03-09-2013, 03:20 PM
Every night I am dreaming vivid detailed dreams about food. I have been on IP for two weeks. Will this eventually go away?


SylviesGirl
03-09-2013, 03:49 PM
I keep having nightmares! Each time, it is me eating or drinking something without thinking and then being awash in regret. I am SO relieved when I finally realize it was a dream and that I am still OP.

If that's the worst of our problems, it is a good day, right?;)

TNmom
03-09-2013, 03:53 PM
I have had CRAZY dreams! Hubby said I was talking in my sleep one night. I very rarely ever do that. You know those kind of dreams you remember bits of the next day. Yup that's been like every night for me since I started on 2-28. Kind of entertaining :P


Debrasb
03-09-2013, 04:01 PM
This definitely happened to me, especially early on! I once had a dream that I stayed at a hotel and went down the escalator. There were M&Ms everywhere (not even a food I crave!) like a river, and I grabbed a few and ate them before panicking and realizing what I'd done.

When I checked out of the hotel, there was a $15,000 charge for the M&Ms. Talk about the real cost of cheating on IP :-)

TNmom
03-09-2013, 04:07 PM
If only my subconscious could throw in a bit of Johnny Depp......

mquinn106
03-09-2013, 05:14 PM
If only my subconscious could throw in a bit of Johnny Depp......

;) If only!! Yes, the dreams are vivid and scarily believable! I've been on IP just over 2 months and no more food dreams.

HillaryJH
03-09-2013, 08:07 PM
I wouldn't say that I have been dreaming at night about food...but I have definitely been DAY dreaming about food. I even daydream about food that I never craved before IP or food that I hadn't eaten in years!

My most recent craving/daydream: toast with lots of butter! Om om nom. When I get really hungry all I want is Moe's. Le sigh. I know I will eventually be able to have these foods again, but with a different mindset and CERTAINLY in moderation.

leannekarella
03-09-2013, 08:21 PM
I quit smoking 2.5 years ago. For the first year, I would have dreams about sneaking cigarettes behind my family's backs... Going to the store and buying a pack, smoking it behind the store so no one knew...

Well.. I haven't had smoking dreams in over a year...

Food has taken the place of the cigarettes in my dreams. Mine are those OH NO! dreams... like being at a gathering, and eating from the buffet, and then realizing what I'd done because I'd been busy chatting while I ate, and then after I'm done eating I realize all the garbage I ate and being really, really upset.

I guess it's better than reaming about sneaking the food...right? Same guilt when I wake up though! LOL

Spiritman
03-09-2013, 08:34 PM
I keep having nightmares! Each time, it is me eating or drinking something without thinking and then being awash in regret. I am SO relieved when I finally realize it was a dream and that I am still OP.

If that's the worst of our problems, it is a good day, right?;)

I've had a few of these as well, weird huh?

FreeBird3
03-09-2013, 09:59 PM
I don't have dreams about food. I have dreams about having skinny sex.

WorldTraveleronIP
03-09-2013, 10:48 PM
It's your mind letting go of former bad habits/junk food. I had food dreams when I first was on IP and also the first week after I re-started. It will go away soon :)

JudithL
03-09-2013, 10:54 PM
I have dreams that I'm eating ice cream and I wake up SO ANGRY at myself until I realize it was a dream...

This week, though, I've 3 times had a dream that I was at work - working hard, kicking butt and taking names, handling all 845 different catastrophes that happen on a daily basis at work.... and then I wake up and go to work. It's awful, it's like going to work twice!!!

Alaskagirl92128
03-10-2013, 12:08 AM
I wouldn't say that I have been dreaming at night about food...but I have definitely been DAY dreaming about food. I even daydream about food that I never craved before IP or food that I hadn't eaten in years!

My most recent craving/daydream: toast with lots of butter! Om om nom. When I get really hungry all I want is Moe's. Le sigh. I know I will eventually be able to have these foods again, but with a different mindset and CERTAINLY in moderation.

Moe's yummy I live all the way in Alaska and I love Joey Bag of Donuts;)

Roo2
03-10-2013, 10:07 AM
I had one terrifying one last week ! It was Sooo real I dreamed I peeled a Banana and ate it! In my dream I was soo upset Cuz I went Off Program!!
Then I woke up and realized it was only a Nightmare! BUT WAIT A FLIPPING BANANA !!! I COULDN'T DO A BETTER CHEAT THEN THAT IN A DREAM!!:mad:

Roo2:carrot::carrot::carrot:

IntheEvening
03-10-2013, 11:28 AM
I used to dream a lot about sweets and it did go away after a month of being on IP. These dreams were so vivid that I was actually upset when I woke up because I thought I cheated! :D lol

animallover
03-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Every night I am dreaming vivid detailed dreams about food. I have been on IP for two weeks. Will this eventually go away?

That's funny - I've been OP for almost 2 months and still have dreams about food! Usually I dream that I've eaten something I shouldn't and then panic when I remember it's not allowed ;) It's such a relief to wake up and know it was just a dream. I haven't cheated at all since starting and I don't plan to!