Iím sorry to see that someone who went through 40 days of WF went back to junk food. I do worry that same can happen to me. I suppose gradually the bad habits sneak up on us.
To me the biggest issue is how to be free of cravings and appetite. Although, Iím currently 60 pounds overweight, even when I was only 5 pounds heavier, the problem (the torture), was the same. I have girlfriends in sizes 2 who live in hell of deprivation and cravings, supported primarily by coffee, diet sodas or nicotine. It is a miserable life, nothing to be envy about.
I do not care how fat or thin I am, I just do not want to be daily tortured by addiction to cookies, chocolate, bread or whatever. Iím fasting because I do have some time on my hands and I see it as a good opportunity to clean my body from the years of junk food etc. But what Iím really looking for is developing an eating habit which would consist of 80% of vegetable, some fruit and occasional seafood.
Everything else, I believe should be treated as nicotine (I was smoker once), otherwise we would just get caught again in the same vicious circle.
So, I came to the conclusion that I have to stop kidding myself. This addiction should be treated as alcoholism or smoking i.e., NEVER EVER, NEVER EVER, NEVER EVER cookies again, of any kind. Because, the truth is, we can live without them the same as we can live without alcohol or cigarettes.
As I mentioned, I was smoker once, more than 10 years ago. Today, I find cigarettes appalling and disgusting, primarily because 1. Iím clean of nicotine and I do not have physical carvings and 2. I know how unhealthy they are so Iím not mentally attracted to them. I believe and I hope that through this process (WF) I will acquire the same attitude toward cookies and other junk food.
I believe that Ďweight watchersí approach of 2 points of cookies this week and 2 points of cookies and pizza the next one is a pure nonsense. Why eat that junk on the first place.
Well, that was some of my rambling on the topic. If you think that Iím naive, let me know. I believe after 40 days of WF, you have an amazing experience that we can all benefit ofÖ