I had a food addiciton I had to face. After being told by my doctor that I had hypoglycemia and the best thing to do was eat carbs when I felt bad, I spent years eating breads, pasta, and candy in the name of a medical condition.
My choices were healthy according to conventional medicine: oatmeal for breakfast with some orange juice (because grains and fruit are healthy, right?), my lunch was always a lean turkey sandwich and dinner was often potatoes or corn, a whole wheat roll, some form of meat and a “healthy” dessert.
How was I not the absolute picture of health? Heck, my husband ate all of that and more and he was rail thin!
But I wasn’t the picture of health and I was tired ALL THE TIME, bloated, and had IBS. My addiction to food was masked by “eating all the right things,” when in reality, what I was eating, how I was eating, and when I was eating was completely wrong for my body.
It created an addiction to food, and carbs specifically, that I didn’t know how I could break
And my family history scared me to death and the worry that the other shoe was going to drop on me kept me up at night.
All of that has changed now. I’m burning fat, quite literally, around the clock. Not because I’ve got an intense amount of willpower (on the contrary, don’t even put a hot Krispy Kreme donut in front of me!), but because I’ve learned to tap into the power of fasting the RIGHT way that works with my hormones and my body…not my husband’s body.