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Addiction or Choice?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lately, my DH has been on a sweet attack and he cannot seem to get enough treats. I am trying to be on my best behaviour. However, I am not being very successful and my running times are showing it. It is time to get THINNKING again. I need to start giving serious consideration to the foods I am eating and eat the foods that will fuel and nurture my body rather than assault it.

It is so easy to blame him for what I am eating, but it is no one's fault but my own. I choose what I put in my mouth. It seems like we are too quick to point the finger at someone or something else. I eat way too many sweets and read about how it's not my fault because sugary fatty foods are addicting and I have become addicted. So, it must be the food manufactures fault that I am eating all that junk. NOT. That is just an excuse for not to taking responsibility for what I am putting into my body.

As much as I'd like to think that I have an addiction and therefore, I really cannot help it, I cannot honestly think that way because I am aware that seconds before I pop that morsel into my mouth, I made a choice to do so. Even when I am mindlessly eating, it all starts with a choice to put that food into my mouth. It is not an addiction, it is a choice I make.

So, I need to make the proper choices of what I am going to eat so that I can be healthy and have the fuel, (good clean fuel), my body needs to function at its best.
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    You are so right. But I also can't be tempted by what's not in the house. My hubby deserves treats, but I only buy him the kind of treats that don't tempt me. In my moments of weakness I don't want there to be any potato chips in this house. It would be way ugly!
    2341 days ago
    Definitely sweets, and for me especially chocolate, is very hard to resist. I try my best to limit it -- I don't think I could ever give it up entirely, and really I don't think I WANT to give it up entirely. I have been working hard at teaching myself to enjoy it in moderation, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Whether it's a choice or an addiction, there's no doubt for those of us who have a sweet tooth, it is definitely a love/hate relationship!
    2342 days ago
    The sweet tooth is also attacking me-must be trying to fatten up for the cold winter.
    2343 days ago
    I think that we all do this to some extent. However, eating something sweet does increase the desire in your brain chemistry to do it again. Eating is supposed to be pleasurable or we'd all die. Make a list of "healthy" sweet options and put it on the fridge to reduce temptation and give your body instant information about that better choice that you want to make.
    2343 days ago
    So true! I love how I too make these choices then berate myself afterward. Then I have this conversation with myself. "Seriously, you have no one to blame but yourself. You CHOSE to put that in your body. Now choose to do something about it." I find that I do much better during the week than I do on the weekends. Too much idle time for me. Just know you aren't in this struggle alone. I'm right beside you hopefully making healthy choices that fuel my body, mind and spirit. emoticon
    2343 days ago
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