I can't, therefore I want. I have, therefore I want more.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Sugar and fat are great. The more you eat them, the more you crave them. They're like drugs. So say you're going a little haywire with the ice cream and decide that things are getting out of hand. You're going to detox from sugar and fat, or maybe just one of them, for awhile, to snap out of this snowball effect you've got going on. Moderation isn't going to work right now: you know that the minute you eat something sugary or fatty, you're going to want more sugar or more fat. Solution? You stay away from sugar and fat for awhile.
One little issue. Even though you WANT to avoid sugar and fat, because you WANT to break the cycle, all of a sudden it's "I can't have it" or "I SHOULDN'T have it." On top of already wanting to eat to take edge off your junk food DTs, now the rebellious part of you is incessantly egging you on to take a hit, because your food cravings have taken on a 'forbidden' status.
How do you break the addictive cycle from junk food through detox without your efforts resulting in elevating the junk food to an even more appealing desire?