Understandably this is not a real question (few of mine actually are), but I thought I would give you something to think about in terms of the balance between eating for fuel and eating for the sheer celebration of it all.
Yesterday morning I commented on Facebook about how 'hungover' I felt after sharing a large dinner of paella followed by sugar dusted strawberries and double cream for dessert. I generally eat VLC and if it was not for how great the company was, I would have turned down the invitation to eat more carbs in one meal then I do in six. That or at the very least ate less rice.
My work colleague reprimanded me saying that I should not treat food as just fuel, but that food is to be enjoyed.
I replied conceding that he was indeed right but...
"Some foods are like alcohol. I need not explain the metaphor further."
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on February 18, 2012
at 12:59 AM
I think of my relationships with certain foods as very similar to addiction, and i actually use the metaphor of heroin a lot. I turn to diet coke the same way a junkie needs a fix--to modify an unpleasant feeling (tired, angry, resentful, sad) or to celebrate a positive feeling. I think about it a lot before I get it, and as soon as I'm done, I'm planning for the next one. One is never enough, and even once it makes me feel sick, I still don't break the craving.
I think i'm the kind of person who will not be able to do Diet Coke in moderation. It's either all or nothing.
Slightly different than what you're referring to, but I think about the parallels a lot between drugs and my addictions. My mom had the same relationship to chocolate as I have to Diet Coke, and I'm just grateful I never tried illegal drugs, or I might be fighting that instead.