Addiction to Food: Am I Dishonest?
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Addiction to food: Am I Dishonest? (this blog ties to yesterday’s blog about your food journal)
THIS is a continuation of my blogs that I started on 1-17-11.
It would probably be helpful to read those before this one.
Are you dishonest?
One of the most obvious signs of food addiction is dishonesty. Ashamed by excessive eating behavior, most food addicts lie about the amount and types of food they’ve eaten. The pattern of lying becomes so ingrained in a food addict’s makeup that he or she is oftentimes unable to discern the truth.
A big part of recovery is being honest about both past and present behaviors. Though it may not be easy, it is important for you to be as honest as you possibly can when answering the following questions. You don’t have to show this to anyone else, but if you truly want to live a healthy and happy life, you will need to become honest about your eating patterns.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU LIE ABOUT THE AMOUNT AND/OR TYPES OF FOODS YOU HAVE EATEN?
NAME AT LEAST THREE SPECIFIC INCIDENTS:
AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN UNTRUTHFUL HOW DO YOU FEEL?
NAME FOUR REASONS WHY YOU LIE AND DISCUSS WHAT YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU WERE TRUTHFUL.
IF YOU WERE TO BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR EATING, WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO TELL? WHAT DO YOU THINK HIS OR HER REACTION WOULD BE?
WHAT WOULD IT FEEL LIKE TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE EATEN?
This exercise was taken from “The Overeater’s Journal Exercises for the Heart, Mind & Soul by Debbie Danowski. Ph. D