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Wait a minute. I think I did do this.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I was thinking about my "addiction" framework, and how people say that you should never ban certain foods because it just feeds cravings. But it occurs to me I've already had some success in this.

I stopped eating fast food hamburgers after watching the documentary Food, Inc. I had been trying ever since I read Fast Food Nation, but with partial success. That last one did it. If I ever did eat fast food after that, it was chicken or something, which also wasn't great, but it was better than the irradiated, ammonia-gassed beef that came from poor cows on filthy feed lots. I won't buy hamburger in stores, either, unless it's organic. What we almost always do now is buy beef from a friend who raises them.

I don't drink diet Pepsi at all anymore. It used to be my favorite soft drink. But I knew it wasn't good for me. Then I read that Pepsi, unlike Coke, refuses to lower its caramel coloring content. That stuff is toxic, and it ticked me off that they refused to do anything about it. So after a lifetime of being devoted to Pepsi products, I swore off. I've been drinking the el cheapo brand diet ginger ale from Kroger, which at least has the virtue of having some ginger in it. But now, I have decided not to drink that either. If I can give up diet Pepsi, it isn't too difficult to stop the other.

I don't drink milk or eat yogurt. For some reason, it backs me up to the point of cement trucks unloading into my lower digestive tract. :P I use rice milk on my cereal and I eat either Silk soy yogurt or the coconut milk kind.

So, I think this is good news. I realize that I've done a little of this before, which means I can do it again. I am a very stubborn person. ;)

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    I completely gave up fast food. Some things, we just have to give up. Whatever works for us, right??
    1334 days ago
    This is a useful insight. I don't eat any industrially-produced meat, either, and I haven't eaten fast food or soft drinks for a decade, all for reasons having nothing to do with dieting. That didn't feel particularly difficult. It's so interesting how much the way we decide to think about things drives so much of what we do and how. I know this but still have to remind myself every day!
    Power to you Shire!
    1334 days ago
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