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Curing fast food addiction

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 1955, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. 1955

    1955 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm addicted to food that is bad for me, I think I'm using it as a drug to cope with challenges and frustrations.

    There have been times in my life that I ate super healthy, I know a good deal about nutrition, physiology, performance, athleticism, endurance, energy, weight loss, bodybuilding in elevators, etc. but

    I guess I am in a snowballed spiral of sugar and salt and fatty-fat-fat, overweight, and it is very hard to not eat all of the things that I already know are terrible for me.

    My brain understands all that I must do, but I cannot do it.

    Any suggestions?

    Or you can use this information to shame me for your enjoyment, you're welcome.
     
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    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Kids spit on fast food.
    Problem solved.
    Thank you and drive safe.
     
  3. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    Life's too short not to enjoy your food. Eat what you like and learn to accept the consequences.

    And, "fatty-fat-fat"? Fan of the Big Bang Theory, are we?
     
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    carry healthful food to work , a weeks supply at a time

    fill up on things like boiled eggs, veggies, oatmeal, fruit, cottage cheese, yougurt, nuts, etc

    Do this for awhile and you will not want to eat that other crap

    you are at work the majority of your waking hours, so if you can control your behavior while at work, you've got things pretty much licked
     
  5. the_lyall

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    I had/have the same problem.

    All is lost, I plan on doing an Elvis.
     
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  6. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    You're going to shoot your television?

    Yeah, these days I think we'd all like to do that!
     
  7. the_lyall

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    Seriously though,
    I wasn't originally referring to that, but it does sound more enjoyable!

    Regarding the healthier eating though, I've found it impossible to eat healthily but relatively easy to substitute some choices for others. As already mentioned, hard boiled eggs make a great snack and I find that high protein snacks like those and beef jerky are a great way to feel full. Jerky/biltong satisfies my savoury cravings and it's surprisingly low calorie unless you eat the whole cow. And it makes my jaw ache if I eat too much...
     
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    Lose massive amounts of weight with bacon and cheese. You can even continue to eat fast food, just get rid of the tortillas, buns and fries
     
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    Take the meaning of drive through literally.

    When I went to college I lived on fast food. Since then, I have brown-bagged my entire working career. It isn't always 100% healthy, but it isn't targeted to load me me with fats, sugar and salt either. Losing sugars is perhaps the best first step as it will help you to feel better and to make better choices. Good luck and like everything, you have to commit to change.
     
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    The part of fast food that is addictive is the bread. Wheat / gluten binds to the same receptors in the brain that opiates do. Bread is highly addicting - add meat and salt, and that is a lethal combo.

    My solution that worked for me - give up all grains, starches, and simple carbohydrates. You will go through withdrawl. Once you get past it, it's not too bad. Within a few months, it doesn't even smell good anymore.

    McD's and most other places will server their burgers without a bun; in a plastic container with a fork. Much better for you.

    It's not easy at first - but once you learn what you can eat where, and what to cook, it's actually not bad at all.
     
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    What do you mean? Like Stephen Hawkings?
     
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    Hawkings? Is there more than one of him? ;)
     
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    You know the difference between a burger bun and 6 tablespoons of sugar?

    10 to 15 minutes. That is about how long to takes your body to break down bread / simple carbs to sugar.

    Scarry when you think about it.
     
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    Watch 'cowspriracy'.
    Tell me our first thought will be going to Micky Ds' when it's over.
    Where they spit on yer food, cos they won't raise the minimum.

    You don't have to learn to enjoy the healthy food.
    You have to learn to dispise the junk food.
     
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    No, you just have to give in and surrender. Resistance is futile; you WILL be assimilated!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Life is too short to throw it away on food that is bad for you.

    Eat to nourish yourself; don't eat for pleasure.

    Sure, you can enjoy a meal occasionally; don't make it a three times a day thing. Once you divorce yourself of the romance of food, getting healthy is much easier.
     
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    Carbs are the killer. Stick to protein (and everything else) and your body will have to start 'using' the stored fat in your body when it runs out of energy.

    Alcohol is bad too, it's metabolised to sugar which is then stored as fat (don't quote me on my chemistry but I remember it as something like that).

    But you can have my drink when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.
     
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    What are you, an ascetic monk or something? Do you wear a hair shirt while sitting on top of your stylus eating your meals in the desert, too?

    Come to think of it, yeah, that desire for self-flagellation probably explains the Linux thing, too! ;) :D
     
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    1955 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Meaning how does the Big Bang relate? Oh I c what u did there
    Hawking
     
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    My main diet is flour tortillas with mixed nuts and Texas Pete, can't help it.
     
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