If we feed addiction, it grows.
If we abstain, it dies.
If we give in an inch, food addiction will capture and drag us for miles; literally strangling the very life out of us.
It clothes one in rags.
It destroys families and homes.
It robs romantic intimacy between husband and wife.
It eats up finances and drowns its victims in dire poverty.
It’s no respecter of persons; socioeconomic, educational, or professional.
It doesn't care who it maims and disables in its path of destruction, including those the addict loves and cares about. It's never solitary; it affects everyone surrounding the captive.
Don't give food addiction the opportunity to suck the life out of you. Contend for your freedom if it costs you everything you’ve got. Some may call you neurotic. Others may avoid your company. Still others may ridicule your commitment and entice you to consider moderation, but don't give into the voice of the enemy.
If you give in, you are undone. If you “wait until tomorrow” . . . . the truth is tomorrow never comes, because food addiction grows stronger with each compromise.
I'm a bit passionate, I know. But in order to give food addiction black ‘n blue eyes, and ruthlessly disable it from ever coming after me again, I've had to be.
One day I hit a wall. I saw the seriousness of what the addiction was doing to my marriage and family, my health, my sanity, and my talents; and knew that I had no other option but to radically commit to Eat to Live to stop its destruction. I was willing to pay any price to get free.
Willingness to commit to carefully following the plan in Eat to Live (aka total abstinence) is the key to long-term success. Once one is willing, no obstacle will be in the way as obstacles are just the welcome excuse to continue in addiction.
I'll never give up the fight. I'll never quit contending for my own freedom and health, and the freedom and health of my fellow man, no matter what, for life.
The image at the top of this post is a picture of me the day before I committed to abstinence from the standard America diet.