Well, thankfully, I succeeded without eating it. The thing with moderation of those foods is that if it worked for me, I'd already be at my goal weight. I have been struggling with this for the last 4 years, and after having no problem with exercise, I knew that it had to be the diet. I guess I should have also specified. I still allow myself dark chocolate and ice cream, and the occasional candy, just not things like pastries or cookies, or cake, or anything 'bread-y'.
Those are some serious trigger foods for me and it's like telling an alcoholic they can still have one drink. It's more than that though. It physically makes me ill, so in the end, why would I even put something into my body that will make it hurt? I had ignored it for so many years until recently, the effects were really pronounced. My stomach just ached, and I felt like I was "coming down" from something, almost like a hang over. I've already been checked for diabetes, so I know it wasn't that. It happened to me twice, so I'm just avoiding it all together.
It's not about being extreme. It's about taking an addict's vice away, and healing. Some people can do the 'one serving' without feeling hungry 20 minutes later, but unfortunately, after years of addiction to food, and having those types of food be my triggers, I just have to give those certain foods up.
Don't ever let anyone else tell you who you can be
| current weight: 281.0