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Hidden in Plain Sight: Food Addiction Reset - Issue 52

I Enjoy my Life More

This week we're delving into the value of emotional stability. This is the issue is what got me to adopt food addiction as a career in 1996, 23 years ago. Yes, I needed to lose weight, and that’s what got me to try eliminating sugars and flours. I was a yo-yo dieter, and I was back at my top weight. So I tried a new 'diet.' The 'diet' eliminated sugars and flours. I was always willing to try a new 'diet.' I had no idea that I was at step 1 of recovery from vicious substances.


Along with weight cycling, emotional stability was a big issue for me. I was a rager. I had no idea that the two were related. Along with yo-yo dieting, I was working on the raging through personal therapy, women’s empowerment groups, and 12 Step Groups. I wanted the emotional stability, but none of it worked until I eliminated sugars and flours from my food plan.


Of course, I was shocked that the raging stopped. I hardly knew what to do with my emotional stability. My family...

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