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Old 11-09-2017, 06:54 AM   #1
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This was so hard, but I have been able to overcome food addiction one day finally. Firstly, it had to do with my thoughts, because thoughts would proceed to action, if we let it. If we do not let it, thoughts remain as thoughts and it cannot harm you physically, unless you allow it to be so. It is about habit. Know that it is a gradual process and not an overnight thing. We have to be patience to see it turns out the better. Okay, so what I have started, I started with my thoughts. I tried to intentionally think about other things, other than food. Whenever I think about food, I learn to switch my thought as quick as possible to other things instead, to distract myself. It started with my mentality. I started to think about the disadvantage of eating too much - being overweight, it changed with the look on the outside, and especially health problems. These are the warning signs I would heed to it, then I started to self discipline myself. Self control is what helped me to refrain from food addiction, when this gratification can be satisfied through other things; other things that would also give me contentment. I then ate less and less overtime, oh it was hard, but it has to do with determination. I was determined. What was my goal? What is your goal? Then, head towards that goal. Believe you are not a loser, but an overcomer. Then, when I saw food in front of me, I looked away. When I smelled food around me, I pretend that it is not there. When I dreamed about food, I fought it with my thoughts. It is a thought battle. It is an invisible waging war. I was mouth watering, to the point, I was so close to the food in front of me, but then I consciously stepped away with the fight with a thought - the thought of desiring the "outcome" of the end goal. I eventually, with success, able to overcome it. The less I eat, the less I want to eat. Yes, there is hunger pain and it is crying out to me that I need to eat. But, I kept in mind that life is more than food. There is more to just the gratification of the flesh. The body can adjust when you form a habit. It becomes easier overtime and closer to breaking up with this addiction, when you "persists", then it will become a character.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:20 AM   #2
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It sounds like you worked very hard, long & persistently to overcome your food addiction.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:11 AM   #3
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This was so hard, but I have been able to overcome food addiction one day finally. Firstly, it had to do with my thoughts, because thoughts would proceed to action, if we let it. If we do not let it, thoughts remain as thoughts and it cannot harm you physically, unless you allow it to be so. It is about habit. Know that it is a gradual process and not an overnight thing. We have to be patience to see it turns out the better. Okay, so what I have started, I started with my thoughts. I tried to intentionally think about other things, other than food. Whenever I think about food, I learn to switch my thought as quick as possible to other things instead, to distract myself. It started with my mentality. I started to think about the disadvantage of eating too much - being overweight, it changed with the look on the outside, and especially health problems. These are the warning signs I would heed to it, then I started to self discipline myself. Self control is what helped me to refrain from food addiction, when this gratification can be satisfied through other things; other things that would also give me contentment. I then ate less and less overtime, oh it was hard, but it has to do with determination. I was determined. What was my goal? What is your goal? Then, head towards that goal. Believe you are not a loser, but an overcomer. Then, when I saw food in front of me, I looked away. When I smelled food around me, I pretend that it is not there. When I dreamed about food, I fought it with my thoughts. It is a thought battle. It is an invisible waging war. I was mouth watering, to the point, I was so close to the food in front of me, but then I consciously stepped away with the fight with a thought - the thought of desiring the "outcome" of the end goal. I eventually, with success, able to overcome it. The less I eat, the less I want to eat. Yes, there is hunger pain and it is crying out to me that I need to eat. But, I kept in mind that life is more than food. There is more to just the gratification of the flesh. The body can adjust when you form a habit. It becomes easier overtime and closer to breaking up with this addiction, when you "persists", then it will become a character.
I just started slimming world . I hope I can overcome food addiction too. Well done . I'm glad you did so well
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Oh, honey!! A million hugs to you. It seems to me like you are still battling this issue. I hope you gain relief somehow. xoxox
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:55 PM   #5
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Congratulations on your success over, I assume, binge eating. Food is a battle I face every day, too. I'm starting to do better, too, and that's a start.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:31 PM   #6
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Congrats! This is very inspiring.

I agree that it's definitely a thought battle. I got into the habit over many years, the second I would think of something that I wanted to eat I would jump up run to the kitchen and devour it. Then I'd keep going. It's was on impulse and the more I gave into it the harder it became to resist until it became an automatic response.

I also have found distraction very helpful. I find if I am getting into a good book or game, drawing or writing, etc then I can get absorbed in it and not even notice any cravings. Even if I do have cravings that come through I try my best to push them aside and persist with whatever it was I was doing. Not easy, it's very uncomfortable sitting there trying to ignore an impulse that's dragging attempting to pull you into the kitchen like a huge magnet but I think it will become a habit eventually.
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This was so heartwarming! Congrants on your success. I've noticed that I fall for many of the thoughts that you've described. I've decided to sign a "contract" with my mom, as silly as it might sound: I commit to avoid overeating or else I'll wash the dishes for one whole week for every time I give in to temptation. I believe it might help. I also intend to start acting like you whenever cravings rear their ugly heads. Thanks a lot for this!
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