Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year's 2015 - Food Sober another day, Food Addiction podcast recommendation

I stayed food sober for another meal, day, year.  Waking up in 2015 with a clear mind, not food, sugar, grain seeking is a true gift.

I would highly recommend listening to Sean Croxton interview Vera Tarman, MD on the podcast 309
link to iTunes here.








What I did that worked in 2014:  I choose food from a template (Paleo-ish, low carb higher fat) each meal.  Meat and Veg, good fats, occasional berries and a tiny amount of 85% chocolate. Every meal in 2014. This is my 4th food sober New Years Day! 

What I'm doing : I'm still reading the book Food Junkies. I'll do a big book review soon. Meanwhile, enjoy and learn from the podcast and here's to exploring the world of Food Addiction. I'm listening to it a second time!

Tools :
1. The Rudd Yale Food Addiction Scale Questionnaire
http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/what/addiction/FoodAddictionScale09.pdf

2. Food Addictions Unplugged:- Vera Tarman's website:  link

My 2 cents: Life is a lot clearer now that I've kicked sugar, grains, and even dairy to the curb. Here's to clarity and courage to share our stories.

Abstaining: Today life is like the clear photo on the left and less like the pile of rocks on the right. One view was on the East side of my last hike in 2014 and the other view was on the West side of my last hike in 2014. So close together. Very different outlooks.

Grains and sugar: Abstaining is clear and light, eating them weighs me down


What didn't work in the past:

1. Moderating sugar, grains, and food with lots of additives
2. Ignoring books, recommendations that were made for me, even by a licensed doctor.
3. Trying to soothe myself with highly palatable foods. Like the huge tin of the perfect tri-fecta binge popcorn that was set out in the break room yesterday... oh, me. The food binges of New Years past.
4. Lack of access to abstaining plans.

Here's to doing what you need to do in 2015. Remove the shame, sugar, grains, dump those 2014 rocks! Onward.



6 comments:

  1. Love your photo's and yes Sean Croxton is great.

    Couldn't agree more with your statement "I choose food from a template (Paleo-ish, low carb higher fat) each meal. Meat and Veg, good fats, occasional berries and a tiny amount of 85% chocolate. Every meal ............"

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan. LCHF is the most underused tool in many things.. especially Food Addiction and just good health overall. Happy New Year to you and Eddie!

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  2. I have the FTO gene also. I linked back to your previous post on my blog today . Happy new year.!

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  3. Thanks, PJ... when I have more time to read (tonight) I'll hop over there and comment. Thanks for the link.. KP

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  4. Looking for a good positive blog to motivate me. Happy new year!!!

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  5. Thanks for the link. Great podcast/interview. I'm looking forward to your review of her book. Congrats on your continued food sobriety.

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