I Would Be Lying if I Told You…

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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.

Be Well!

Inge

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One thought on “I Would Be Lying if I Told You…

  1. It’s true – adopting a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean an occasional craving pops up. I laugh when people say a “diet” or way of eating is hard. No, fighting cancer is hard; choosing to eat food that helps your body is easy (sometimes we can cheat!). “I generally avoid temptation unless I give in to it.” Mae West

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