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!
1. The Rudd Yale Food Addiction Scale Questionnaire
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.