ITA that it feels like alcoholism, but crueler, because no one believes it exists, there is no support for it, and you are FORCED to eat daily. No one forces you to drink alcohol daily. But it did help me to realize that it's not really food addiction I have - it's sugar/grain/maybecarb addiction. I *can* choose to eat only meat, fat, eggs, non-starchy veggies, & low-sugar fruits. and most importantly, I can choose to eat that big fat breakfast that absolutely kills the cravings so that I no longer have to fight urges to eat all day.
It is too hard for most of us to see temptation day after day without giving in so I don't have any of my "danger" food at home. Last Christmas my Kindy kids gave me chocolates and after they had all gone home I put them in the rubbish bin. I just knew that if I put them in the car they would be eaten on the drive home.
But 1 year on and it has become easier. The memory of sweets/candy is still there and maybe some nostalgia but the rewards are so great with improved health etc. that I can move on.
Original Goal: To lose weight. Achieved in March 2010
Long Term Goals: To continue using Primal guidlines to improve fitness and health. To share the Primal message.
The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible - Judith Regan