Are you using food as a drug at times?

We all have different strategies to distract ourselves from things we don’t like and sometimes these are very counter productive.

Many times these counter productive behaviours are simply you running away from something you need to face head on so you can live the life you deserve.  Hard times in our lives don’t ruin our lives they just make us complete beings.

Many people who would never dream of doing drugs will use food as a drug when emotions run high.  In fact food is the most common and one of the most powerful drugs readly available to everyone.

Here are some others:

  • Overeating
  • Overspending
  • Constantly arguing
  • Obsessing over dieting
  • Obsessively exercising
  • Staying online for hours
  • Addiction to pornography or gambling
  • Cigarettes, alcohol or drugs

These are just a way of running away from the very things we need to face in order to be victors in live vs victoms.

It is time to put these things down and live an empowered lifestyle.

Are you ready to start anew today?  Good!

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4 Responses for Are you using food as a drug at times?

  1. June 24, 2010 7:12 pm

    Very encouraging advice John. You hit several of my former problems on the head and I am working on many of them. I am glad though, I decided as a youth to NEVER start smoking (of anything) and that I have seriously curbed my drinking since leaving the military about 13 years ago. Just have to watch it now that I have a computer (online use is creeping up there) and am now into a true fitness comittment to myself and my family. (They are very encouraging all around for me to continue). Thanks for this great article and advice. WFC

  2. June 24, 2010 8:11 pm

    Thanks Bill, Lee has given eveyone such a great opportunity with this site to not only get great content but to encourage each other. Everyone struggles at one point or another and it is fantastic you are taking the steps to improve!

    Have a wonderful day and thanks for joining in on the conversation!!!

    John

  3. July 3, 2011 8:08 pm

    Its funny, how I never realized that food could be used to medicate your problems in life. In school I was taught by the DARE that alcohol and drugs were bad for you. As for food, I was never that taught anything like that. It was anyways about how to eat or what to eat. Never… if you eating too much, maybe your using food to feel better. In reading your post I learned that constant arguing can be an addiction as well. I never thought of it that way before now, but I see how it can be used as such. Yelling at someone can make you feel better at times.

    David

  4. July 3, 2011 9:20 pm

    David thanks for your response! Anything that we use in our life to replace the peace that God has put there is bad. Lots of time food, temper, anger, drinking, drugs are just a way of escape, just with food not many look at it that way. Eating poorly can kill you and render your life ineffective yet it goes over looked because it is “only food”
    Thanks again for your input!
    John

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