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Say cheese! Food addiction poll

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

1.) Do you think it's possible to be addicted to cheese?

- Yes, but I'm not addicted to cheese.
- Yes, and I've actually overcome it.
- No, cheese isn't addictive.
- Maybe, I'm not sure.

Thanks for taking my poll! emoticon

Note: This poll is just for fun, although the writer may want tips and tricks to overcome a cheese addiction if you just happen to have some. ...


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EXOTEC 1/6/2014 10:50AM

    Oh, I'm a total cheese fanatic. It used to be far worse! Cheese was (is) a whole food group, IMO. hehe

I think we can be addicted, emotionally OR physically, to many foods. There's research out there now targeting things such as grains and sugars (ANY sugars, including the so-called "healthy" ones) as being physically addicting in much the same ways as opiates are. They stimulate the same pathways in our brains. I've never heard anything about cheese in this regard, but I wouldn't discount it.

I love cheese, in any case.

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JUSTCONFUZZLED 12/30/2013 5:21PM

    Yes, I believe it's possible - and I'm VERY addicted to cheese! But it's not just cheese, it's animal milk in general.


Even though people tend to drink it even as adults, milk is made for baby mammals, and the "feel good" effects are made to soothe the infant, and to encourage the baby to keep coming back for more milk.

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NCAZULL 12/24/2013 3:50PM

    Hello hon thank you for the tree it's lovely emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 12/18/2013 5:45PM

    hmmm, never thought about this before. Not sure of my answer, but I think I may have been addicted years ago-maybe.

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3016DEBRA 12/18/2013 4:57PM

  I wouldn't say I'm "addicted" but if there's a chunk on a plate, it's probably not gonna last too long around me! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 12/18/2013 2:58PM

    Maybe, I'm not sure.

Sometimes I think I've "licked" it . . .and other times, I find myself mindlessly eating TOO. MUCH. CHEESE.


The jury is out . . .

(DD who used to be vegetarian eating a lot of cheese and butter, is now a vegan eating absolutely no dairy products at all . . . )

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DDOORN 12/18/2013 2:31PM

    Haven't yet tackled cheese. Part of me thinks every now & then about going strictly vegan with no dairy. What a challenge THAT would be!


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PMRUNNER 12/18/2013 5:48AM

    You had me at cheese! Not addictive in the technical sense, but it sure is tempting! I have gotten better (mostly) with portion control on cheese and on sweets. A little bit can go a long way, especially if it is good cheese or sweets. I guess my strategy is to avoid the lesser quality (it isn't with it) and try to practice moderation with the good stuff. Doesn't always work, but usually does. That plus do enough fitness that you have a little extra cushion....

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BTRX71 12/18/2013 2:37AM

    Yes, but I'm not addicted to cheese.
I think that although you won't go through withdrawal you can be addicted. If cheese is a big part of your food intake or a habit that you have it daily or even at every meal, then you may feel unsatisfied without it. You could even eat more trying to satisfy that cheese fix.. I think cutting back or making it a limited snack would be a way to eventually break the addiction. emoticon

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STRIVERONE 12/17/2013 11:56PM

    I don't think you can be addicted to cheese the way that you can be addicted to sugar. You won't get headaches and mood swings because you don't have any, but an available block of mozzarella has a powerful siren song. If I bring cheese into our house, it's a real struggle not to keep going back to the fridge and grabbing pieces once it is open. I'm afraid for me the only real solution is not to buy any at all. That's tough around Christmas. Family is coming and our tradition is lasagne made by me. The required 10 or so pounds of ricotta and mozzarella are here (still unopened), along with all the other dangerous ingredients. Last year, we made turkey and although it came out fine there was some disappointment. This year is going to be a real challenge compounded by the homemade cream cheesecake that is the other part of our tradition. I may not eat any because, you know "Don't get me started."

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