Addicted to take aways

(9 Posts)
DawnR96 Sun 14-Feb-21 20:59:12

Hello all,

As silly as this sounds but I have an addiction to take aways. I suffer quite badly with my mental health and I always find myself too exhausted to feed myself, I then reach for just eat because its so simple and convenient. I dread to think how much I spend on takeaways and its not like I have the money to spare.

Even on the occasions where I do cook myself a hot meal, I will still crave a take away. I feel like junk food is the only thing that satisfies my hunger. How do I fix this? I know how ridiculous it sounds but it's such a problem 😔

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WouldstrokeTomHardy Sun 14-Feb-21 21:03:31

You need to go cold turkey until you no longer crave them. It's the only way

Bunnybigears Sun 14-Feb-21 21:04:28

Not exactly the same but we used to spend too much money on take aways. I deleted all the takeaway apps and got a lot of quick things in such as frozen pizza, ready meals etc. I have now moved on from them to homemade pizza, slow cooker meals etc. I think just make it difficult for yourself to order takeaway and give yourself a target. We started saying we could have 1 takeaway a week and 1 meal out (when you could obviously) now we probably get 1 takeaway a month.

Okunoshima Sun 14-Feb-21 21:12:29

Maybe start transitioning to healthier food by getting some frozen stuff in that's really easy to chuck in the oven? Like a frozen ristorantes pizza and some Salad and coleslaw, fish oven chips and peas, some nice curry ready meals? Getting some easy stuff in the freezer might help you not immediately call for takeaway of you K ow you have stuff in.

WouldstrokeTomHardy Sun 14-Feb-21 21:12:28

@bunny makes a good point. Start off with easy freezer food. Pizza, pies etc and build up. Pasta with a homemade sauce is so easy. They're are tempting little fuckers those takeaways. My son would live off them if I allowed it

CityCommuter Sun 14-Feb-21 21:23:40

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Zofrasi Sun 14-Feb-21 21:33:30

It's not silly at all. But for the sake of your financial and physical health, try to reduce how many you have. Lockdown has been so boring we have turned to the take aways but we usually have them once a week on Fridays.


DawnR96 Mon 15-Feb-21 11:11:37

Thank you everyone! The advice you've given is great! The thing is I do cook and I enjoy it for the most part bit when my mental health is bad which it currently is, it's so hard to find the motivation.

I'm definitely going to stock up on some frozen meals which might help and try to set a limit. I think deleting the apps will help too! Xx

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SpudsandGravy Mon 15-Feb-21 18:29:46

Hi there,

Just adding to what people have said, try to make sure you always have a few things you really love in the freezer if you can, to deal with those times when you're feeling low and exhausted. It will be much easier to avoid reaching for the takeaways if there's already something in the house that you know you would enjoy x

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