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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

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  • So many feelings come up once you detox from sugar and white flour. All those years of tamping down emotions while you inhaled the food come to an end; no more binge eating to take your mind off money problems, relationship problems—life problems. It's scary and overwhelming. Now I have to face my problems, sit with them, work through them. I'm not saying any of this is easy—just essential.

    And I need other people to understand this. Would you ask an alcoholic, "Just one sip"? Would you tell an addict, "But I bought this heroin especially for you! I'll feel terrible if you don't try just a little"?

    Don't make your children clean their plates. Don't make meals a battlefield. Don't get hurt if someone refuses "a little something" with that cup of coffee or tea; it doesn't mean she or he doesn't love you.

    It may seem that I'm following a draconian regimen, and you'd be right. However, paradoxically, being so structured with my food means I can be that much freer with my life. I'm not continuously obsessing about food. If my mind wanders in food-related directions, I tell myself: You don't get to eat again till next meal, so you might as well stop thinking about it.

    Usually, I do. And life, which was once concerned with the injustice of my slice of cake being smaller than yours, is now about so much more.

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
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