What if the problem is MORE the food than you?
That might stop you in your tracks! I mean we get fat and beat ourselves up! We over eat, beat ourselves up and go back for seconds or more...and beat ourselves up!
WHAT IF IT'S THE FOOD?
Now I'm not saying you are not responsible for your actions because you are... and I'll bet if I can explain this correctly you might be ALL READY TO ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND TRY AGAIN.
The problem is most of the foods we love here in america are either high in carbohydrates or highly addictive due to sugar content. Here's the problem, our bodies can't take it! They have worn out their ability to process and metabolize these foods...and we're addicted to them so stopping is something we have trouble doing...
After all, we don't stop when we're full, we stop when were FINISHED!
WHAT IF IT'S THE FOOD...
Here is what's wrong with the food. In America we eat a high carbohydrate diet. It's often low in fat, high in carbs, sugars and starches. These drive our blood sugar up. We secrete insulin to bring it back under control. Insulin is our "fat-storing" hormone. Over time we wear out our insulin receptivity and become insulin resistant. Then our body has to secrete more and more insulin to keep up with the blood sugars that are soaring until we can't keep up any longer, now we have Diabetes.
"So Carbs drive insulin, drives fat". (Thank you Gary Taubes)
What if THAT IS THE PROBLEM?
If it's the problem there are two ways to deal with it. Medication and continue on eating as you do, or consider using a low carb, higher fat diet to bring down the blood sugars...
That is what I did. I removed sugars and starches from my diet. Yes the first week was hard, I went through with drawl headaches and grumpiness as my body used up all the sugar and then it converted over to using my fat storage for energy. (When our insulin is up it blocks us from getting to our fat stores for energy)
It's been 25 months. Along this journey I have had to deal with a good bit of addictive behavior with food and some food issues, but being lowcarb removed the foods that over-powered me and gave me an empowerment to make good choices.
So, WHAT IF IT's MORE THE FOOD THAN YOU?