It has been over 3 years and certain sugary food still effects me that way. Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies are a prime example. If I eat one cookie, I want another one and another one. I want to cram a cookie in my mouth while I'm still chewing on a cookie. It's a very out of control, unsettling feeling.
It helps me to look at it from an evolutionary survival aspect - it makes perfect sense that our bodies crave high energy food and will eat as much of that kind of food as it can get. There weren't a lot of thin mint cookies lying around 50,000 years ago - the body just hasn't figured out it doesn't need to do that anymore.
I handle it by trying not to put myself in those kinds of situations. I do love treats, but I try to make sure they are in controlled situations - a box of cookies for the house? No way. Sharing a dessert in a restaurant, a single biscotti with my latte, a single scoop of gelato at Whole Foods, a single serving of dark chocolate - all reasonable. It's mainly the process-y foods that set me off into a frenzy - crackers, cookies, packaged baked goods.
I do remember a situation like yours. I had started healthy eating in July and on my birthday, my dear friend Beth who ran a baking business insisted on making me a cake. I finally agreed to accept one piece, and it was AMAZING. I finished the piece of cake and immediately thought, wow, I could really eat another piece of cake. My next thought, was whoa - scary!
SIX YEARS at maintenance weight!
My very long weight loss story
"I saw an angel in the marble and I chiseled until I set it free."
Last edited by Glory87; 03-08-2008 at 12:48 PM.