Thursday, October 14, 2010

Food Addiction: Avoiding the Backslide


I don't know if you know this, but I am a recovering food addict.  I will always be recovering because every day has the potential to be a battle, especially if the day holds stress, emotion, or if there are Three Musketeers bars in the house.  Through  my own journey of learning that food is to nourish my body and not my soul, I have learned how to handle the days and fight the temptations.  Oh, yes, I still slip.  I have far from conquered the battle, but there are some strategies I've picked up along the way. If you are interested, please click over to my Blissfully Domestic article.  Not sure if you are interested?  Here's a little teaser...


Recovered alcoholics can never drink another drop of alcohol, lest they want to return to the pit where their addiction strangled the life out of them.  Recovered smokers must stay clear of another cigarette, lest they desire to fall back into the trap that they must have a dose of nicotine to relieve their stress.  Those previously ensnared by the tantalizing lures of pornography must even be wary of rated-R movies, lest an image conjure up memories of past behaviors and a lifestyle that perverted the true meaning of love.  But what about those of us addicted to food?  Food is vital to the nourishment of our bodies and it not something that we can completely cut from our lives.  It is ingrained and designed to be a part of our daily routines.  If it is not escapable or avoidable, how do we, as recovering food addicts, manage our addiction so that we do not fall back into destructive behaviors?
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2 comments :

  1. Very brave post. Just like anything else, food can also be a layer to cover pain. I've been there and still go there at times. I try and allow God to fill that place now. His love is so mighty!
    xo
    Jill

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  2. I think all of us are vulnerable to some kind of addiction. How important it is to "Taste and see that the LORD is good!" Thanks for sharing your story with us. I sometimes turn to food or the internet for solace when I should be seeking God's superior comfort instead.

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