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  1. Chasing symptoms. Starting over and over and over again with the same mindset. Has it changed everything for you then?
  2. Masking and suppressing symptoms is not healing. Physical or emotional. You can't fix a broken brain with a broken brain. You can't solve a problem with the same mindset that caused the problem. Think with your heart. Your spirit.
  3. Find a pro. Sit down face-to-face and face this. Head on. Self-help does little for a legitimate food addiction or eating disorder. Anything that's been going on for months with little change needs further looking into. Sooner rather than later. I did. Best decision I've ever made. The sooner it's caught the greater the chances for a full recovery. One key: People who show signs of food addiction develop a tolerance to food. They eat more and more, only to find that food satisfies them less and less.
  4. I'm ordering this t-shirt today. I will wear it around the house. Bear will say...if you like him so darned much I can always put you on a greyhound bus and you can just go live with him. Yes, it will give him a lil pinch but that's alright. Healthy competition is good medicine.
  5. Eating for international relations. Keeping the peace. I believe I could still get away with standing my ground. That's probably one advantage I have being an authentic paleo american.
  6. Bone broth vs. smoothies. Bone broth is a source of minerals, like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, in forms that your body can easily absorb. It’s also rich in glycine and proline, amino acids not found in significant amounts in muscle meat (the vast majority of the meat we consume). It also contains chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, the compounds sold as supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis, and joint pain. Finally, “soup bones” include collagen, a protein found in connective tissue of vertebrate animals, which is abundant in bone, marrow, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. (The breakdown of collagen in bone broths is what produces gelatin.) What are the benefits of consuming a properly prepared bone broth? Proline and glycine are important for a healthy gut and digestion, muscle repair and growth, a balanced nervous system, and strong immune system. In fact, a study of chicken broth conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center found that the amino acids that were produced when making chicken stock reduced inflammation in the respiratory system and improved digestion. (There’s a reason your mom always made you chicken soup when you were sick.) The gelatin in bone broth can help to heal a leaky gut, which may be of specific benefit those with inflammatory or autoimmune disorders. These compounds also reduce joint pain, reduce inflammation, prevent bone loss, and build healthy skin, hair, and nails. http://whole30.com/2013/12/bone-broth-faq/ Bone Broth is good medicine for gut healing. Smoothies, even those without fruit mess with satiety signals. After 30 days you can drink green smoothies and green drinks, anything you want to. "Food that you drink sends different satiety signals to your brain than food that you chew. So when you drink your meal, your brain isn’t getting the feedback it needs to tell your body that it’s had enough of what it needs. In summary, we’d rather you just eat the food, and skip the smoothie."
  7. Cheeseball pick-me-ups, accompanied by miniature franks and for dessert, marshmallow/mellow kabobs = Fun Finger Foods. That could be someone's idea of Food Freedom Forever. FFF. Not mine.
  8. Chronic Food or Drink Rewards. While you're out at the bar, do you take drinks from strangers? That might get you nowhere good. For real. Do you pick up perfect strangers alongside the road and put them in the car with your kids? If you wouldn't pick up a hitch-hiker along the road..why would you invite perfect strangers off of the internet into your home? I wouldn't. That's some can't fool myself realism. A grizzly bear is true to his nature. I've been face-to-face with a grizz. It sticks with you for an entire lifetime. You can't let anyone take control of your car, your life or your recovery. Alcohol, substances or food. That's just the hard cold truth. I have friends in low and high places. You do, too. You know them. You've made an actual connection. It only takes one decision and one day to turn your life around. Are you willing to throw it all away for someone else's tongue that's been slapping their brains out with food and alcohol rewards? I don't put hitchhikers into my vehicle and I don't allow anyone to grind me down until I give in to their demands. Choices and Consequences. Don't confuse comfort foods with happiness. All this matters for the food addict who wants recovery more than cake. All baked goods, no matter what the formation consist of three ingredients. Sugar, Flour and Fat. That's it.
  9. The "Pusher" can be your grandmaw, coworkers, clients, strangers and fair weather friends. Never let anyone take control of your nutritional decisions. Ever. By staying strong you will gain respect. You have to stand your ground and be firm. Don't tell lies or fibs. They will always come back to bite you in the royal hineyness. Always tell the truth. Don't make up imaginary medical conditions to get someone off your back. You will lose trust from others and it will make you feel like a fraud. Just stand UP and call it like it is. You don't have to blather on and foam at the mouth. Going into big lengthy excuses and rationalization. Shorter is better. Tell them you're not touching that food or drink for 30 days - or you're not touching it anymore. Period. They don't have to live in your body. The alcoholic goes through this every single day but they absolutely have to remain strong for their recovery. Be nice but super firm with the "Pusher". If you can't get the Pusher to stop, you will have to avoid them in the future. If you want Food Addiction Recovery or any recovery to stick, your old haunts will no longer serve you. You can't run after the bakery truck and lick the tires as it goes by. Chronic Food or Drink Rewards, allowing others to push them down your gullet....you'll lose control of the thing that makes recovery a reality.
  10. Food addiction recovery or any kind of recovery ain't for the faint of heart. It's not for those who need it but it's for those who want it.
  11. Food Addiction is a chronic disease of food rewards = When food always makes your tongue want to slap your brains out.
  12. We'd all be in hot water if we couldn't drink hot water.
  13. The "Pusher" can be Grandmaw, coworkers, clients, friends or strangers. Never let anybody take control of your nutritional decisions. Ever. By staying strong you will gain respect. You have to stand your ground and be firm. Don't lie or tell fibs, it will come back to bite you in the rearend. Always tell the truth. Don't make up imaginary medical conditions, you'll lose trust from others and it will make you feel like a fraud. Just stand up and call it like it is. You don't have to go into a big lengthy excuse. Shorter is better. Tell them you're not touching that food or that drink for 30 days or you're not touching it anymore. Period. They don't have to live in your body. The alcoholic goes through this all of the time but they absolutely have to remain strong for their recovery. Be nice but super firm with the "Pusher". I wouldn't give two hoots who cries over a cake and I can guarantee you that no one would ever do this to me. It you can't get the Pusher to stop, you have to avoid them in the future. Alcoholics and those who are in any kind of recovery program, including the food addict, like me....we learn that as part of making recovery stick.
  14. Your trial of faith is more precious than gold. On the first part of the journey, my memory of loved ones was the engine that motivated me every single day. At some particular point, I had to start doing it for me. Body. Mind. Spirit. Body and Mind, those two nitwits aren't all that helpful. My spirit is the best part of me. My spirit has faith for miracles. A testing of faith produces perseverance. The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. Fat is not a feeling. Faith is not a feeling. When my back is up against the wall, faith is all I have. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. I actually believed I could change my life in unexpected ways. That takes faith. Walk by faith and not by sight. Let your faith rise. You're somewhere in the future and look and feel much better than you do right now. Your faith is going to take you there. Is this not the path that was chosen to set the captive free. The captive was me. I was held captive by a food addiction for years and years. Faith is a strong tower. Be a watchman on the wall. Don't let anyone or anything deter you. You do not have to be held back by the stats of those who keep dropping like flies. Noooo. Felicias. Kind words are sweet to the soul and health for the body. You can speak outloud to the offenders, too. Tell them to just shut the hail UP. Step aside because you're coming through this and everything that gets thrown your way. You're in it for the long haul and you are a long distance winner.