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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Oreos can be addicting! I woke up to this statement on the radio. Well DH and I had bought a package of double stuff golden oreos two weeks ago. Once that package was open, it was like we couldn't stop. Maybe it was our moods or maybe it was the food. Either way... we are only buying oreos in smaller packages from now on if we even buy them at all emoticon

Here is another article that says that people reach for junk food in times of emotional stress...even if it is just their favorite sport team lost. One line from the article sticks out "Pritchett said that although junk food may not be on par with drugs, people who eat fat and sugar to regulate their emotions may, over time, need more and more to be satisfied." That search for more reminds me of the intervention shows we have watched in the past.

Okay... hmmmm.... guess that's more of a reason to keep working towards not eating processed foods. It's a tough one. Our pantry has more individual ingredients and less ready to grab foods than ever but we still fall into patterns
of grabbing "junk food". Mood definitely impacts these choices whether it is fatigue, sadness, or anger. I think it will always be important to stay mindful of these choices even if I ever reach my goal weight. I am stronger than potato chips. I deserve better than a sugary cookie that really doesn't taste all that good.

Goals for today:

emoticon 40 min of purposeful movement - 10 min done

emoticon 96oz of water and tea emoticon
emoticon Track every bite emoticon

emoticon Finish 2 reports-- emoticon

Have a healthy day!
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    I agree with the smaller packaging, i fall into that trap with wheat thins - but really that box isn't really 12 services, it's one, and it's nice in your hands, one hold, one grabs a handfull and stuff it in your mouth! hahahah!

    Good luck with it all and taking care of you!
    1681 days ago
    You are in a typical American diet pattern as many of us are. Oreos more addictive than cocaine! Food is manufactured by design to light up the pleasure centers of our brains to make us like it, buy it, and eat it.
    1682 days ago
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    1682 days ago
    I saw that about the oreos on the news, too! I remember once seeing a health show about how there is a certain type of addict who craves the combination of sugar and fat, and it really struck home because that is exactly what I crave when I am stressed. I love your goals for the day! emoticon emoticon
    1683 days ago
  • BECKY0111
    Junk food IS an addiction like drugs or cigarettes. We know it isn't good for us, but continue to reach for it. We DO deserve better!


    Have this cookie instead (look, don't bite):

    1683 days ago
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