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Thread: Do you think it can be physically impossible to give up certain foods?

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    Senior Member Butterfli19's Avatar
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    About a week and a half ago I stopped eating chips and hershey kisses, first they're bad for you and expensive, or at least how much I eat. Felt pretty good, started eating more fruit and it has been warm and sunny and fruit always tastes better in summer.

    Well, yesterday and today it has been cool and I've been hungry so last night I ate a handful of pringles and about 6 kisses and felt immediately better.

    Do you think that our bodies get used to certain things and they just don't like not having them anymore?

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    I love Coke. Real, full of sugar cokes.
    I gave them up April 16, 2009.
    I did it but I still want one every day.
    So you can give it up, but it sure isn't easy. :roll:

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    The question is are we emotionally or physically addicted to certain foods? I think we are emotionally addicted.

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    Yes, yes I do! Especially chocolate and chips! Couldn't do without them either!!!!:!' I've just learned to to eat a lot less of junk stuff!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    About a week and a half ago I stopped eating chips and hershey kisses, first they're bad for you and expensive, or at least how much I eat. Felt pretty good, started eating more fruit and it has been warm and sunny and fruit always tastes better in summer.

    Well, yesterday and today it has been cool and I've been hungry so last night I ate a handful of pringles and about 6 kisses and felt immediately better.

    Do you think that our bodies get used to certain things and they just don't like not having them anymore?
    Chocolate has caffeine in it just like coffee, and yes it can be addictive. But I think mostly it is a mental thing, we connect certains foods as "Comfort food" to us. I can't eat chocolate or drink coffee because they give me migraines; has to do with the way the coffee beans and chocolate are processed. So I found a substitute when I crave something sweet. I eat a couple Reeses White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, the small ones. It satisfies my sweet tooth. And when I crave something salty I eat some popcorn. If you don't overdo what you're eating, I don't see it as a problem.

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    Well I sure don't want to get "hooked" on them again, after all, I lost 6 pounds too so that salt and sugar was definitely not doing me any good.

    I guess I'm just going to have to stop!

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    I think it is an emotional thing.

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    I lost 30 lbs. just by giving up sweets and chips. I did it for 6 months then went back to eating them and gained 14 lbs. back. I'm giving them up again and have already lost 5 lbs. since the first. Just keep reminding yourself that it's not good for you. After a while you won't crave them as much and they will start tasting nasty too.

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    I need my morning coffee, even decaf, to get me going - no sugar and just a little low fat milk will do it. Tried doing without it, drinking all kinds of teas instead or nothing at all but that hasn't worked. Bad thing about drinking tea it makes me run to the bathroom all morning long. It's a b---h getting old. May

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    ITA on the emotional attachment/hunger for such. We "think" we can't do without, and so!!! :)

    Some Food for Thought via some sayings I've heard at WW over the years .....

    "If hunger is not the question, then food is not the answer"

    "Are you stuffing your face? or Facing your Stuff?

    For those that go to WW, they know there are no forbidden foods and not must eat foods. We can all choose to eat what we want ... and are given the tools of the program to be able to personalize the program around our physical/hunger needs as well as the food emotional requirements!

    Think ...
    Portion Control ... not Portion Distortion!
    as that's our true enemy, when we choose to eat th less healthier foods that we need/want emotionally.

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