Confessions of a Food Addict
Glo's writer opens up about her out-of-control eating habits and how she finally learned to deal with her addiction
You say you eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full? What is this "full" about which you speak? When you're an addict, words like "full," "moderation" and "will power" have no meaning.
I ate because the food was there. Just finished a meal? Who cares? My cue was the way food looks and smells. I might eat five baskets of bread in a restaurant, but, if it still looks appealing, I'd ask the waiter for a sixth. Buffets were the worst, because I want my money's worth. I will eat till I'm sick, but nonetheless go back for more. I never met a plate of food where I'd say, "Oh no! That's simply too much!"
When well-meaning people asked, "Do you really want another doughnut?!" I thought, "I'll show you!" Though I never figured out how eating a dozen doughnuts hurt them, not me.
You don't lecture people when they're high, you wait till they're sober. So why do you think you can talk sense to someone addicted to food, high on sugar or white flour, one step from a food coma, and expect them to listen?
Needless to say, my addiction to food wreaked havoc on my relationships. You may have thought I was listening to you, caring and supportive, but inside I was really obsessing, "What and where do I want to eat next?"
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