From what I have read about food addictions I tend to believe that the cause is a mixture of nutritient deficiency and psychological reasons (happiness, boredom, anger, etc). In my situation I incline mostly to psychological reasons. Dieting patterns, such as, eating chocolate after the lunch, drinking diet coke after returning from work and eating a lot of yogurt as lunch are my "bad" habits. I (and we) need to find a new habit to replace the bad ones (e.g. drinking hot tea or coffee instead of diet coke, munch on cabbage instead of chocolate and yogurt). I successfully achieved to break the grain-addiction! I don't crave pasta, oatmeal, honey and cereals anymore. I avoid them and honestly, I don't regret for this choice! Actually, I am happy for this change. I cannot describe how hard it was for me to get rid of the grain addiction. I am almost in the end of the way to get rid of the diet coke (and any artificially enhanced food and drink) completely! To my surprise I don't crave chocolate. I have successfully replace milk chocolate with dark chocolate (at least 72% cocoa). Its bitterness makes me not to seek for it and I am happy for this, too. At present, the difficult "enemy" is the dairy-addiction. Low-fat yogurt and cottage cheese are my indulgences! Milk, cheese and ice cream are indifferent to me. But with yogurt and cottage cheese ...oh my...
What really helped me to defeat the grain-addiction was the following mentality: "Like you don't seek for alcohol, but you drink it only in special occasions, you should treat similarly the not-so-healthy food choices (the ones that are dense in calories and sugar, but empty in nutritients)." Let's see about my progress on beating my yogurt-cottage-addiction!
Last edited by Loukia Maria; 09-29-2012 at 10:13 AM.
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