Are you a snacker or a food addict? Most of us think we are simply snackers and wonder why our attempts to lose weight fail over and over again. Maybe your snacking habits go a bit deeper and you’re a struggling food addict and never knew it? As a former junk food addict, my personal answers to the following questions are what changed my life forever and finally brought me peace of mind, along with lasting weight loss.
Answer the following questions honestly. Take time to really think about your answers. Being brutally honest with yourself takes courage!
1. Do you ever feel guilty or ashamed about what you’re eating or when?
2. Do you eat what you feel like whenever you feel like without regard to nutrition?
3. Do you struggle with portion control or never pay attention to it?
4. Are you more than 10 pounds overweight?
5. Have you tried countless diets and supplements only to end up right back where you started?
If you answered “yes” to two or more of these questions, you may be a food addict. This may sound like bad news, but the good news is that now you can finally get started on the right path to your goals. It’s going to take a little bit of work. In fact, if it feels unnatural, that means you’re actually doing something different and that’s what it takes to get results! By ending your addiction with food, you will feel mentally and physically better – you have nothing to lose but weight and sadness, along with bouts of depression! Yes, that too accompanies food addiction.
It wasn’t a pill, cream or any magic potions that helped me lose weight and keep it off. Once I accepted the fact that I was a food addict, I learned to eat the way a food addict needs to eat – that was the magic bullet. We food addicts need to eat differently than the rest of the world.