Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Food addiction

I put the title of this post as food addiction but it probably should be JUNK food addiction. I clearly have a addiction to food and specifically junk food and I have said this all the way thru my journey, but its obviously gotten worse over the last 6 months or so.

Whilst I got back on track on January 1 i have been far from perfect. Some days my eating has been perfect...some days it couldnt be worse if I tried. So january 1 i was 105.6 kilos and today 105 kilos. So very minimal progress. Anyway I was on the treadmill last night and I was thinking if I could string a month together of no crap food then I would be right I think. It reminded me how early in my journey I read the book "the end of overeating" by David Kessler and how it really shifted my mind in how I saw junk food....so I have pulled that book out and have commenced reading it. I think also I need to set a challenge as well with some specific limits of what is OFF LIMITS...which I will detail below. If I stick to it for 28 days I will take $150 out of the bank account to spend on some new tops from Lorna Jane ;)

So the list:
No KFC, mcdonalds, delivered pizza, hungry jacks etc etc
No buying hot chips or potato crisps from any retailer or restuarant
A maximum of 35 grams of chocolate purchased on any day (no family blocks - eep!)
No bakery goods (ie no pies, sausage rolls, cakes etc etc)
No hot dogs
At the chicken shop I can buy a yiros or a plain hamburger or 1/4 BBQ chicken and salad - nothing else

I am planning to try and conquer the cravings by making home made options of whatever it is I want. So if i crave a chicken burger I will make one at home with chicken breast etc. Like I read once if you eat more healthy nurtitious food you cram out the not good foods :) My aim is still to eat 1800 cals. I have my first slim session for the week next wednesday (I delayed it due to the heat) and what I am planning to tell her...is I want to eat 1800 cals a day...my primary goal is just cutting out the junk food....Im not so concerned about the weight loss over this time....just need to get a month or so under my belt of none of the above mentioned foods. I need to treat this just like a drug addict would with their drug of choice...my drug of choice is food....first few weeks might be hard but it will get better :)

4 comments:

Jackie Birch said...

Am sorry to hear you are struggling Kazz, I could not even imagine how you must be feeling, food addiction is horrible and junk food addiction is even worse. Take care :)

Omalichand said...

Hi Kazz,
I understand what you're going through. I too struggle with food addiction and am trying to set challenges like the one you just posted to get out of this addiction. I recently took up yoga and its been very helpful in cutting down my cravings for unhealthy food.

Omalichand said...

Hi Kazz,
I understand what you're going through. I too struggle with food addiction and am trying to set challenges like the one you just posted to get out of this addiction. I recently took up yoga and its been very helpful in cutting down my cravings for unhealthy food.

Sharon said...

Thanks for posting this Kazz. I saw so much of myself in what you'd written. It's a struggle everyday to keep on track, some days it's just exhausting. It's amazing how much you've achieved on your journey & thank you for sharing your story.