Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Overcoming Food Issues

After doing a lot of thinking, I'm going to give Weight Wacthers a try again. I did it once before, but I didn't know what I was doing and I wasn't really committed to the program like I should have been. I did raw foods for a while, and that was a lot of planning, but I found out that I love green smoothies and my hair grew like a weed when I was drinking them, my skin was clear and my stomach never gave me problems. The only problem is I like cooked foods. 

[via b3lief]

And Atkins I found out what carbs my body can and can not handle. I also learned to love water, I drink it everyday now and I find it tasty. The only issue that I had with raw and Atkins is that there aren't structured enough for me. With raw the community was constantly pushing things that you needed (raw protein powders and vitamins.) I remember I told them when I took MSM I had breathing difficulties and I was dismissed and everyone jumped on me saying that it must have been something I did wrong. And the Atkins community was the same way in some aspects. I find that in both communities there wasn't a lot of mental support. 

[via lilyka]

The last time I used weight watchers I found the community to be very supportive and friendly. And if you had a problem people didn't talk down to you. Also, the variety of food is a lot better. Raw was hard because, I like chicken and fish. And Atkins was hard because I like fruits and veggies, but they were limited because their carb count was to high. So, I plan on doing a green smoothie in the morning and pick food that I know won't effect my insulin. I assuming that there will be adjustment along the way, but I've accepted that fact that I'm a food addict. 

 [via cat-eyes]

All my life I used food to manage my emotions, I remember my binging started at eight, after I found out I was adopted and around that time I also developed breast and the kids at school started to harass me, old school bullying. At the time I didn't think it was fair that we didn't have a home computer, but I'm glad that we didn't because I most likely would have been cyber-bullied as well. And who knows where I would have ended up. I've found that giving my life over to God and this blog has helped me come to terms with the fact that I need to forgive these people and myself in order to move on. And I think the food addition was a way for me to create a barrier around myself because I didn't feel like I was worth anything. But, the more and more confident I become the more and more my mind and body don't connect. I think I'm getting ready to enter into a new season.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with Weight Watchers. I've never done it myself, but know a lot of people who love it. I did raw as well for a bit, and loved it, but also missed cooked foods. Now I just try to eat not processed foods, lots of fruit and veggies and not much meat (only on the weekends). It's a bit easier than doing raw, but I still feel great.

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