Excellent, excellent article! Explains a lot, very well written.
Like many, my cravings are for sugar and any foods containing carbohydrates. Of the two, the carbohydrates are the most difficult to conquer. It has been that way since childhood, and it seems that they go together hand in hand. (No, I won't tell you how old I am, but DO speak from years of experience). With me, it's a mindset. I have more problems with carbohydrates than the sugar. Love bread, and many forms of starches. Although sugar doesn't come far behind. Maybe I'm wrong, but seems to me that maybe these types of food trigger the serotonin levels in some individuals.
So, it boils down to the fact that moderation is the key to both of these items, and I have to be acutely aware of what goes into my mouth & how much, as well as not giving in to these cravings. Therefore, I think that it is actually a "mind over matter" thing with most of us.
Also, a thanks to the person that wrote about Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. I'll bet that many people never heard of this group. Will also check this out.
- 10/3/2012 4:29:32 PM