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Fast Food should be illegal
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Can you imagine this happening? I at times wish that it was. Yesterday was not one of my finer eating days. I went on a fast food binge of sorts. I am not beating myself up for it. I will do better this weekend. I am going to leave yesterday behind.
Being an addict to food is the worst. You cant stop eating it. I have had issues in the past with other addictions. They were at least able to be avoided. They had to because the risk to myself and my family was to great.
Food however is everywhere. I know the choices I make are mine alone. If certain things were illegal would I still choose to find a way to eat them. I dont think so but who knows.
Addiction is never pretty. I know things are a day to day with me. I can live with this.
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Interesting concept. The problem is not fast food, it is the inability to stay away from it. What should really be against the law is stupidity, but it isn't.
1305 days ago
I was formerly addicted to fast food and ate it at least 6 times a week. It's how I got fat.
1310 days ago
I agree with you on food. But if you don't think you would eat food that was illegal, make it illegal! True, you are not making it illegal for anyone but yourself, but what does that matter?
I had to make a mental picture of a scull and crossbones with the word POISON across every fast food place I see. Sometimes, one will sneak into my sight without that image on it and I'll cave, especially if its 5 GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES, but fortunately for me, the nearest one is a long way away and my DH is usually with me and he's great at either distracting me past them or just saying, "No!" and I listen and keep driving.
Is there a plan you can work on that would prevent you from having the fast food junk days? It seems to me that when I cave and allow myself the McDonald's day or even the FGBF day, I instantly crave it, even when walking out the door of the joint after eating, I'm craving another round. I'm not hungry - just wanting another round, which in itself is ridiculous, but it's there. I would guess the same thing happens to smokers, drinkers, and others fighting their addictions.
Wouldn't it be great if we could call each other and instantly talk the other out of their fast food junk day? Problem is - I don't think I would call, not because I don't think you could help, or even that I might lead you right into the same kind of day I want, but because I know when I get those days, nothing and no one is going to get in my way. I'm going to have it, I deserve it!
SCOTMAMA has a good idea of the healthy choices, and while I agree, I can also see around it to an attitude like the one above. I think I'm wired wrong or short a load or something. We could do the eyes forward, march, attitude. I'll try harder. You do the same, we'll get where we want to be.
Have a great one!
1311 days ago
Food can be addictive, in fact, it probably is. It is also necessary, but it's up to the individual to make the right choices. It's like bridges -- you need them to get across rivers and gullies -- but each year a few people choose to end their lives by jumping off of them, down hundreds of feet into a river or onto rocks. But -- that doesn't mean we can do without them.
I suppose fast food has it's place in the world, however I have managed to go for about 40 years now without eating any of it. It just takes a bit of pre-planning. When you are on a trip, or rushed, there is always Subway -- there are healthy choices !
1312 days ago
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