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Food = my drug of choice

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I am in the process of school to (I think) become a counselor, hopefully for families with children with special needs. We were talking about mental illness, and drug addiction. My teacher was saying that people use drugs or drink was a way to deal with feelings they can not adequately express ,or to help with mental illnesses, as in self medicating.

I use food to self medicate. I don't use drugs, and I don't drink (not often anyways). I use foods to try to quiet the voice inside that tell me how useless I am, how no one loves me or needs me. The voices that pull me down. I self medicate against depression with food.

There is no way to just "quit" food. You have to learn to stop using food as a medication, while still eating to keep your body going.
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    Instead of using foods for negative, I use good foods for positive. To nourish my body. To give me all the vitamins and nutrients I need. So the fog lifts. So the body heals. So my mind clears. Good whole foods can lift you up :)

    It takes awhile to clear the junk out of your system, and your mind, and your body might crave more and more good stuff, until it gets it's fill of nutrition and then hunger will level off.

    It is all a process and we are in this thing together :)

    Perfect Health Diet Team
    1841 days ago
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