Food is NOT your friend

For years I had the habit of eating for comfort and distraction. I hate to admit that but it’s true. When life got overwhelming food took the edge off, it relieved the tension, and helped me to temporally forget my problems. For many years I thought of food as a friend that was always available and dependable.  

Over indulgence in food doesn’t solve problems or make stress disappear. Food doesn’t take the emotional or physical pain away. Food especially comfort foods pretend to be your friend, but in fact these foods can be your worst enemy. While food appears to make everything right within your world it actually makes things worse. After a binge you actually feel worse than before and have yet another thing to beat yourself up about.

I have finally learned how to manage emotional pain, stress, disappointment and so much other stuff in my life without self-medicating myself with food. I don’t know when I started turning to food, but I know when I stopped. May 5, 2011 was the last time I turned to food in a time of trial. On that day I finally decided that I had to get control of my weight and my health. On that day I realized that food was not my friend and that food was ruining my life.  I have finally kicked this horrid friend to the curb and  have relied on God to see me through the difficult times. My life has been so much better since doing this. I feel better, I have more energy, and I not only look healthy but feel healthy.

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