I have to give big thanks and kudos to both bloggers. For their honesty, and for blogging about food addiction.
- For blogging about eating specific foods, in specific amounts
- For blogging about there being no cure
- For it not being easy
- For blogging about needing support themselves, every day
- For being one bite away
- For having a choice
I can fully relate to both posts. I eat from my food template. I'll never be cured, but I consider myself in remission.
I've got more support now than when I did in weight loss. One weight support group, one around Food Addiction. Getting support is as important as giving. Indeed.
One bite away. Always. Moderation schemes are a dime-a-dozen. Finding support and your own food template, abstinence plan (everyone's abstinent plan will vary- for very good reasons) is much harder, in my opinion.
I used the mantra "I choose this" when I got off sugars and grains. It stops me cold every single time today, when my slippery slope thinking starts into the old habits and behaviors.
Today, I choose food sobriety. I'm glad I'm not alone. We are stronger together.
What works for me:
1. Not eating processed sugar, no grains, dairy, nuts, legumes
2. Getting support, as needed. Knowing I'm not alone.
3. Rinsing and repeating every single meal, and between each meal.
4. Realizing that the line between food sober and food addiction is tissue paper thin
What did not work in the past:
1. Moderate eating everything, because I wanted to believe I would binge eat if I could not eat all the things.
2. Not getting abstinence based support, thinking I was the only one.
3. Going off my food plan when traveling or for "special occasions".
4. Not understanding how grains and sugars effected my brain and that going back and forth was a lot harder than just staying on one side.
All right. Head over and read Marion and Jane's perspective. Blogging about food addiction is really hard for me. Being honest can be difficult,but also rewarding. Onward.