Confessions of a Food Addict

previous topic · next topic

Joined: May 10
Posts: 123

Posted: 01 May 2013, 14:26
Saw this on MSN today:!stackState=0__%2Frelationships%2Fconfessions-of-a-food-addict-1534831.story

Thought it was well written. I figure many of you will find it on your own, but wanted to post it for those who don't.

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 1,081

Posted: 01 May 2013, 15:50
Interesting - thank you. Hope this time around lasts ten years for me too. The sugar quote was interesting :

Recent studies by the National Institutes of Health have shown that brain scans of food addicts undergo the same changes and sustain the same damage as those of cocaine users. And that granulated sugar is more addictive than cocaine.

I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 4

Posted: 01 May 2013, 19:23
"I ate because the food was there. Just finished a meal? Who cares? My cue was the way food looks and smells. I might eat five baskets of bread in a restaurant, but, if it still looks appealing, I'd ask the waiter for a sixth."


It really is interesting how your tastes change when you get away from the bad stuff. You don't crave like you used to, you don't overeat like you used to, you learn how to listen to your body instead of bossing it around like you think you know better what it "needs". I hope that, once I reach my goal, I'll stay there that long too...this food rehab thing is rough!
The candy...

Joined: Mar 13
Posts: 32

Posted: 07 May 2013, 08:17
Years ago we did a short term study about how sugar lights up the brain faster than cocaine with rats, it was just comparing data from different sources, but one has to wonder if the sugar in so many refined foods is a way to keep the people purchasing them and if modifying gains are different to produce better, may also hinder a trigger that says stop.Personally Know for a fact there are foods even if I tried find a way to eat till gone.Like corn a top modified food product. And people think it means genetically modified with animal genes but it includes cross bred or Hybrid. Yes it is great to have an abundant food source but the side effect is obesity.

Forum Search
Advanced forum search

Latest Posts

Weigh In Issues
Thanks for your helpful suggestions. Yes, I do try to always weigh at the same time of day and in as little as possible. The next time I weighed it had gone down again, so not sure what happened. I ...
by Eccymum on 10 Oct 15 12:37 AM
Just starting
Thank you all for your encouragement.
by backtrack on 09 Oct 15 07:44 PM
It's time for it to come off
one day at a time and even one meal at a time... it works. Make small goals.. say when I lose my first 5 lbs I'll do.... (and not something food related) then make the next goal 10 lbs Sounds ...
by mummydee on 09 Oct 15 04:43 PM
Looking for weight loss programs that work?!
Check out my blog for the latest weight loss programs that will help you achieve your weight loss goals. http://dietertrends.blogspot.c...
by melissacarder on 09 Oct 15 10:51 AM
New study re: Whole Milk vs Fat free
PeigiAnn wrote: I would try some rice milk if I were you. My only hesitation with a straight substitution is that you won't be getting any protein from the rice mlik. Be sure you've got an ad ...
by ieGod on 09 Oct 15 08:24 AM