Food Addiction

Hello friends,

Do you suffer from food addiction? Do you have problems controlling your binges? Are you or your kids fussy eaters? If yes, this blog is perfect for you.

For those who don’t know, I have suffered from food addiction pretty much all of my life. When I was four years old, I would never eat anything except for ice cream, chocolate, cake, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, mac and cheese and french fries. I started gaining weight when I was about 5 years old and my mother was the first one to notice it. Growing up, I did not know what a food addiction was. No child understands what an addiction is until they get older. I got bullied and was called fat by schoolmates and people in the community throughout the youth. It bothered me at first, but then I started to embrace my weight because it was a part of me. I never had issues with body image. I was only worried about losing weight and dieting because doctors and family members have reprimanded me to lose weight and eat healthier. I was not physically and mentally ready to lose weight. Stress was one of the big factors to my food addiction and weight issues. Other factors included self-esteem issues, anger problems, bullying, anxiety, Autism, depression and grief. I had to manage my stress and anger gradually, so I can better maintain my food addiction problems and lose weight. I had to better understand grief, so I can make better choices next time I grieve. It was a gradual process; I did not work on this overnight. In fact, I am about 220 lbs and am still working on losing weight and overcoming food addiction. I give myself time and learn about various foods I can eat and I complement it with fun exercises and meditation. It is starting to work, but I still have work to do.

Addiction problems of any kind can take a toll on our health and well-being. We cannot control our addiction problems unless we are ready. Some people have addiction problems but don’t think it is an addiction problem. If someone were to smoke a pack of cigarettes or eat a box of oreos a day and not care about it, it means that they don’t feel it is an addiction problem. The truth is, that does count as an addiction problem which will require professional counselling and medical intervention. It is also critical to inform someone your trust, so they can help you work through the problem. Often times, we are not always accepted for our addiction issues because people don’t understand. So in those cases, find someone you trust so you can feel understood and accepted.

Regarding fussy eaters, kids are most likely fussy eaters. Not all of them are, but the majority of them are. Parents struggle with getting their kids to eat healthy in those cases. Parents often give in because they don’t want their children to be angry or feel like they don’t love them. It often happens. Kids will throw massive temper tantrums until they get the food they want.

To overcome food addiction and fussy eating, below are pictures and videos to provide insight and tips for yourself and your loved ones.

Image result for overcoming food addiction For those who are spiritually inclined and rely on the Bible on a regular basis, read up on these Bible verses.

Image result for overcoming food addictionChecklists and trackers can help for those who function better through visuals and written logs. This is another strategy to choose from. If you read these questions, you will start to better reason with your problems and make better choices.

 

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Okay parents! This one is for you! The website is below on the bottom right side of the picture. Good luck educating your children on healthy eating!

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Stress is a big killer! I have stress, so we can all work together to manage our stress for our health! It’s impossible to stop the stress. We can only maintain our stresses in the moment. Here are some pointers to give you a better understanding of stress and health. This can help you manage food problems as well.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog. I wish you nothing but health, happiness, success and joy to your families and loved ones.

Thank you so much for reading and hope you learn something new.

Sincerely,

Talia

 

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