posted on September 30, 2010 17:50 by
It would seem that when it comes to food, common sense goes right out the window, as we all search for the instant fix, loose weight quick diet, magic pills, potions or lotions. The key to losing weight and feeling great is simple, we have to learn to change our bad habits and develop a healthy lifestyle.
The truth is diets do not work and the constant bulimic yo yo binging and starving ourselves leaves us with nothing but bad moods, stress and anxiety, not to mention feeling like a failure.
People can be addicted to food just like drugs and alcohol. A battle with compulsive over eating, food addiction, can last for years, so how do we begin to win the battle of the bulge?
It is our hearts desire to want to be healthy yet we are unable to find the discipline needed to avoid high fat surgery foods, even though we know we are at risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. We have to recognise that gastric band surgery is just a band aid for our emotional problems and no amount of cream cakes will ever fill the empty void. Our feelings of self worth and misery lead us straight to the fridge and the more out of control our feelings get, the more compulsive our addictions become. Facing the fact we are miserable, unhappy and empty is not easy for any of us but we are not alone, so admitting you have a problem is where you start because until you do that, nothing is going to work. Before you reach for the food you are addicted to, think about how bad you will feel after you have eaten it and find something to do to take your mind off it, like go for a walk in the fresh air. Once you have managed to resist once, the next time will be so much easier. Keep a journal of your journey and begin to believe in yourself because once you start eating the right foods, you will be amazed at the lift in your moods. Good luck.