There's really no eloquent or catchy way to start this post, so let's just dive right in, mm-k?
I believe 100% I'm a food addict. I don't care if that sounds dramatic. I don't care if people question the validity of it. It's true and I'm just really tired of pretending around everyone that food is a safe thing for me. Cause it ain't.
I once went to OA-Overearers Anonymous. It was held in a total "blood of Christ" church, complete with a scary Jesus hanging from crosses. The church was probably 150 years old and to top it off the OA meeting was held...wait for it...in the freekin' basement. Um, yeah are you feeling the anxiety? Ultimately, my first meeting was my last meeting. A little too much Christ talk for my taste. This is not to offend anyone, seriously. To sum it up, Jim Gaffigan says it best
Anyways...back to the topic Katy
Food Addiction. Some experts think it's not a general food addiction, but more of a sugar addiction. I sort of agree. Here's why.
I've never obsessed about carrots and hummus. I've never driven to store to get carrots, eaten the carrots in the car and discarded the plastic carrot bag so I could try and pretend it never happened and to hide the evidence. I've also never done that with Apples, grapes, oranges, zucchini, chicken breasts or lima beans. Aren't lima beans like the WORST of the WORST?
I have however done this with junk foods. Cookies, cakes, candy, fast food, chips.... EVERYTHING has sugar in it. If it's not a vegetable, a fruit, or a protein, it likely has sugar in it.
How do I know?
Because this last week I totally gave it up. We cleared our pantry and fridge last Monday and the only things that made the cut were fruits, greens, veggies, and things like chicken, fish and pork. Even MAYO has sugar in it!! The only condiment that was allowed was mustard. If you look in our fridge on the side doors where everyone keeps things like salad dressing, ketchup etc...ours is now bare, save it for a lonely jar of mus-tardo. If you're anything like me, your first thought was, sweet, so we're going to be eating mustard chicken? YUCK.
Truth is, it's been pretty good. I've had two detox moments that weren't pretty, but other than those short lived events a few tears I've been fairly normal.
I even lost 5 lbs this week. It's good to feel in control of myself. Here's to another week sans sugar.