That I am never tempted to eat junk food. I don’t mean fast food, junk food. I never miss that. I mean baked goods, junk food. Twice a week I walk through the bakery department of my local grocery store to get to the organic produce section. Yesterday I found myself looking at boxes of cookies, cinnamon rolls smeared with heaps of frosting and pies. I felt my mouth water as I walked by. My mouth is watering right now, as I write this.
I remember the taste of those sugary treats. I still have a sweet tooth. I won’t lie about that. What stops me from buying them? I know that they are packed with fake ingredients I can’t even begin to pronounce. I remind myself of how it sucked to go through cancer treatment. I don’t want to do that again. And those foods gave me a sugar rush for a few minutes but then my body felt sluggish. Then my stomach hurt and it wasn’t long before I was craving another bite.
I do on occasion eat something sweet but I always check the ingredients. Eating healthy organic foods makes my body feel better. Before I got sick with cancer I suffered for years with alternating constipation and diarrhea. I used to get painful boils on my butt. I don’t have those problems anymore. I am healthier now than before I got sick and I know it’s due to my dietary change.
But even so, I am still tempted to eat junk food. It’s ok to be tempted. It’s a different story to act on the urge.