Recovering Food Addicts Want You to Know
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Emotional eater, chronic overeater. Call it what you will. I prefer Recovering Food Addict because it implies the depth of my struggle, but that I AM fighting it. And the people who care about me play a huge part in that fight. It's not always easy to speak up to people when you know they mean well, but here is the run down of what needs to be said.
1. No it's not heroin or alcohol but it IS an addiction and beating it is hard. There is no "cold turkey" option for me. I must learn to continue using, but in moderation.
2. "Just one bite/piece/slice WILL hurt me. One leads to another and another or at the very least reawakening a painful craving.
3. I don't expect you to follow my diet or hide in a closet every time you eat something I can't but PLEASE try to be respectful and not make this process harder on me than it has to be.
On the positive side praise and encouragement are SO helpful. Thank you for each kind word. Each thoughtful healthy snack shared. Each time you went to bat for me when others were less than helpful.
And thanks SPARKPEOPLE ; you saved me.