I had never really thought about my behaviour to this extent before but, to be perfectly honest, I definitely had times when I would binge on junk food.
It would usually start with an iced-coffee milk first thing in the morning.
Once at work a Coke from the fridge early in the day may lead to two or three cans all-up once the day was done.
Biscuits were an easy target between meals. As was chocolate.
By the end of the day I was probably feeling a little grumpy as my appetite had not been satisfied because the fructose was not recognised by my body as calories consumed.
So it was no wonder that I gradually, over time, put on weight.
The reason I’m being so open-and-honest is because I know many others experience this. I’m not alone.
I don’t begin to claim to know what it’s like to suffer the need to binge to that extent.
And when I ate it I often did to excess.
Despite some so-called experts trying to deny the addictive nature of sugar, the fact is that I could never break the habit until I went cold-turkey: effectively detoxing my body from all that excess fructose.
But if the idea of giving it up for a week or two makes you shudder then perhaps that’s exactly what you need to do.
It does take a certain mind-set. A dogged, disciplined determination to steer clear from it for a fixed period of time.
To accept the challenge because that’s exactly what it is.
No exceptions. No compromises. No short-cuts.
Think long and hard about any bad eating habits you may have and write them down.
Then think about a good habit you can replace it with.
If you’re heading somewhere like the movies knowing this will trigger bad decisions, then perhaps it’s best to skip the cinema for the next two weeks.
Whatever it takes to make a clean break. And planning ahead will make it so much easier.
Once you break the cycle it’s surprisingly easy. Making a fresh start is the hardest part.
So what have you got to lose? Besides a few excess pounds?
Kim | 74.3