Go To Hell Sugar And Carbs

Once again I’m trying to eat healthy. I have tried this before but it never lasts long. The only thing I’ve stuck with is trying to include raw ginger or garlic in a meal. And by stuck with I mean it happens at least once every two weeks. Recently I have come to the conclusion that food is my crack. Yes I am comparing myself to a crack addict.

I’ve been using food as a drug probably since I was a toddler. I’m not the only one of course, Oprah taught me that. If I was upset in any way I got a cookie, or whatever sweet comfort food was nearby. A large chunk of my childhood we were on welfare, so I got a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches from the fire log size block of government cheese. It was some damn good cheese. And not just one at a time, my mother felt to make up for when we didn’t have any food, it was best to feed me two sandwiches. I thought this was normal. If I was at a friends house and we were made one sandwich, I was confused. I wanted to know where the hell my other sandwich was.

As I’ve gotten older I have tried to reprogram myself. This is no easy task. I’ll do well for awhile, but then I wake up one morning craving a sugary moist donut. I give little resistance and head for the local bakery to get my fix. 

At this point in my life I feel it’s now or never. Either I make healthier choices at the age of 33 or I will never be able to reverse the damage. The epic battle with food has begun.

Oh my God! I want a thick piece of french bread lathered in butter! Mmmmmm.

Dwarf apples are adorable, and they mind eff me into eating them with their unnatural apple size.

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2 thoughts on “Go To Hell Sugar And Carbs

  1. I have no idea if it’ll work for you, but I read all of the Eat This, Not That books and they turned me off of a whole bunch of shit. Something about having what you’re putting into your system equated to other things (ie–a 32oz chocolate milkshake from McDonalds is the equivalent of eating 13 of their apple pies…gah) helped me put stuff into perspective. At the very least, I’ve cut back on lots of stuff, and cut others out of my diet completely.

    • You might be right, and what’s funny is a few years back when I worked at a bookstore, I bought what I think was the first one of those books. It’s somewhere packed in a box and I may have only skimmed through it back then. Perhaps I’ll dig it out.

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