100 lb. Club - Facebook and Food Porn

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08-12-2013, 11:02 PM
Why are all my friends posting pictures of fat and carb laden desserts? I am going to have to stay off of Facebook in the evenings because it makes me want to eat. :?:

08-13-2013, 12:03 AM
It's crazy the amount of recipes making the rounds on facebook with the "be sure to post this to your timeline so it saves". Still would rather see those than some of the other things posted.

08-13-2013, 12:06 AM
I've started reading them with what I'd substitute. "Oh yeah, I can make an apple tart, I'd use honey though and I'd use...blah blah blah". It's helped me stop drooling so much.

I do HATE all of the food posts though. First it was the "take a pic of your food" craze and now it's "share a pic of someone else's food" craze.

08-13-2013, 09:30 AM
You wanna really tick people off? Do what I do and quickly calculate the calories and post that under comments :D


08-13-2013, 09:45 AM
Food porn?! Lol. I know what you're saying though. I go onto pinterest for some healthy recipes and then I see snickers cookies *drools* But then I just tweak the recipe a bit and make a healthier alternative to it :D We can do it with self control!

08-13-2013, 09:46 AM
Jen, That is a great idea! It will keep my mind busy too.

08-13-2013, 09:49 AM
leecpieces91 - I appreciate the thought but I have tried the moderation route, tweaked recipes and tried to exercise self control. The fact is that sweets and carbs in general cause me to have cravings. I have to stay away from sweets and limit other carbs.

08-13-2013, 09:53 AM
leecpieces91 - I appreciate the thought but I have tried the moderation route, tweaked recipes and tried to exercise self control. The fact is that sweets and carbs in general cause me to have cravings. I have to stay away from sweets and limit other carbs.

Hey, whatever you gotta do to help stay on track :) Congratulations on your weight loss journey this far though!

08-13-2013, 11:09 AM
Thank you, leecpieces91. Congratulations on your weight loss, too. You are doing great!

08-13-2013, 11:41 AM
Yes! I'm sick of it! Not just the desserts, but pictures of really junky food made at home too. Mommies that pander to their children's preference for all the wrong stuff! I love the idea of responding with healthier ingredients. I have a couple friends that will only post food pics. I have removed them from my news feed.

I got so sick of all the food porn that I started posting photos of my veggies. Some people seem to like them.

08-13-2013, 11:54 AM
I just hide the posts that I don't want to see. I don't have to leave snarky comments on their pictures because I can't see them. And I'm quick to hide someone who is a repeat offender. I have a friend who is always posting pictures of her healthy food as well. It's a little holier than thou for me so she's blocked too.

08-13-2013, 12:25 PM
I haven't noticed much of food porn on Facebook but it's the reason I stopped using Instagram because it seemed like every picture was of what people had for lunch. Pinterest is the same but at least that way I get to "unfollow" the food boards.

08-13-2013, 02:22 PM
Food porn :lol3:

08-13-2013, 03:06 PM

08-14-2013, 12:20 AM
Even my brother who is a bachelor has started "sharing" food pictures on facebook! Ugh! He's not even a sweets person, but when I asked him about it, he says he never knows when he might want to cook something, and now he has it "saved." I think he's trying to impress women who might look at his page!

08-14-2013, 12:37 AM
I scroll insanely fast when I see any kind of delicious foods that are tempting to me, notably on Instagram. It's evil. haha

08-15-2013, 06:26 PM
I've noticed a lot of that lately too. I try to NOT read them and move forward. There are a few food FB friends... not many, really.

08-16-2013, 01:33 AM
Today after seeing 3 food posts on my newsfeed/wall I posted a status update of "All the recipes popping up on newsfeed/wall are crazy. To save the recipe instead of "sharing" you could just copy and paste the recipe ingredients and directions to a notepad file and save to a folder on your desktop." One of my worst offenders even liked my status (she's not very computer savvy so it's possible she didn't even think of this). Time will tell she does what I suggested.

08-16-2013, 02:22 AM
um, yeah, I have what I would consider a small amount of FB friends. Despite that, here is today's sampling of recipes on my news feed: Fall Pumpkin Dip, Lemon Brownies, Scallops, Bacon and Cheese Bread Bowls, Banana Bread, Seven Layer Salad, and Pecan Cake Bars. Every. Day. Amg, thanks, people, lol! You're not helping. Also the macro photography, that makes the food look like it's a 1/2" from your face, doesn't help either.

08-16-2013, 09:19 AM
I have stayed off of Facebook all week to avoid this. I will go on this weekend but will calculate calories for any picture that tempts me. I wonder how my minister would take it if I told him that he is posting "food porn". :)

08-16-2013, 12:16 PM
Saw this thread and had to post I don't mind the pictures now BECAUSE I love to bake and at least at this time I am able to control NOT EVEN a lick....But what disturbs me is WHO posts them....my dear brother inlaw who was waiting and just had weightloss bypass surgry post the most high calorie EVERYTHING..like a whole days calories in one serving stuff,and he does the cooking. I wish him luck but am very concerned!

08-16-2013, 12:25 PM
Actually, I enjoy all the food posts. We're to the point where we can look at the ingredients and realize that a serving is going to have more than our daily calorie allotment. It gives me a sense of power that I just whiz on by because if the item was sitting in front of me, I'd be a LOT more tempted. I give myself credit for having resisted. Hey. I take credit for will power whenever I can get it! :D:D

08-17-2013, 11:47 AM
I don't think that a lot of Pinterest users realize that they can unlock the Facebook feed. I used to love catching up with friends and family on FB. Now, it just seem to be pictures of food and humorous quotes.

08-17-2013, 12:03 PM
Food rarely comes in on my feed, Lucky I guess because c if it did , I'd be buying the stuff to make whatever looked tastiest! { And stay overweight forever}

08-17-2013, 02:10 PM
What makes me crazy is that the people who are posting these recipes on FB are people from my weight group and my diabetic mother. I mean.....seriously STOP IT!!

I have taken to posting recipes from Cooking Light and other healthy sources as payback.

08-17-2013, 05:53 PM
You know, I can read a recipe in a cookbook and almost taste it. I guess I just have a good imagination - and lots of experience eating! ha! Perhaps these people just get a "thrill" by posting the pics and recipes, instead of eating them. I know my brother has NEVER cooked anything that he has posted. I never considered that maybe it just looked good to him and he "lived vicariously" by posting it. If you think of it that way, maybe it's pretty harmless, and even beneficial to some.

If you saw how many cookbooks I have on my bookshelf, not to mention cooking magazines, you'd KNOW why I'm overweight, but I no longer eat those high calorie things. That doesn't mean I don't still like looking at them or thinking about them. No harm done there...