Addictions… we all have them in one form or another.
Whether it be drugs, alcohol or sex etc. (as the most common and often most destructive forms of addiction), each of us suffers with an affliction that torments us and has proven difficult to break from.
Me… I suffer from Food Addiction. I have for as long as I can remember. I dont know whether its because Im South African and food is part of my culture, or due to learned habits and methods of coping. Or simply a combination of both. Regardless, its a fucking pain in my arse and self-sabotage is my second name.
Iv always struggled with food. With overeating, with ‘dieting’, with overindulging. I havent really noticed that I had a problem with food until I stopped being active, stopped playing sport and stopped dancing.
It still amazes me how many of us struggle with this. Theres rehab for drug, alcohol,… even sex addiction, but who has ever heard of rehab for food addiction. Are there support groups, one on one meetings? How do people with food addiction cope? and is there a ‘cure’?
This is something Id like to, nay, I NEED to delve into. This compulsive and obsessive behaviour with food has taken over my life. Iv gained and lost and gained and lost weight REPETITIVELY over the years… and its driving me up the friggun creek.
So Im laying it out there. Again and again and again until I figure this shit out, until I can finally say that I have put myself through food addiction rehab and survived, and better yet, Iv taken control of my self sabotaging and destructive behaviour, and replaced them with good habits and a kick-ass love of self.
Im not promising to blog every day, but I will try and document every moment that is significant in this journey of mine.
Id love to hear from you. Do you suffer from Food Addiction/obsession and how do You cope with it?