Sweets are drugs, when you think about it. Sweets, chocolate, crisps – they all contain additives that make you crave more and thus, keep going back for more.
This is not a new idea. I know this because I’ve had this thought before, quite frequently. Part of me is hoping that, by writing it down, it’ll finally leave me alone.
Then I had an idea, perhaps I should treat the foods I crave as a ‘drug’. Although, I may have an issue on birthdays.
I’m one of those people who’s never smoked or done drugs. In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t drink alcohol either because I really don’t enjoy the taste. I’ll start off with one week (daunting, I know). For one week I’m going to treat any food, that I feel isn’t good for me, like a drug. (Except Diet Coke because screw you let me live my life!). So far this week I’ve done well however, I need to make some changes. For example, making lunch at home rather than do a grab and go of a sandwich and crisps and the supermarket.
a) because it’s cheaper and
b) because it’s less processed, surely?
So that’s my plan and I’ll come back to you with an update one week from today and let you know how it went.
The idea behind this is that hopefully, after some time, I’ll form a new habit and re-wire my brain in a sense. After 24 years of doing the same thing over and over again, it’ll be difficult but I’m willing to give it a shot.
And no, I don’t think one week will be enough to completely change this aspect of my life. It is however, a start.