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07-02-2011, 06:00 PM
Which food triggers you? :)
07-02-2011, 06:07 PM
donuts- they had some at the office yesterday and this morning
07-02-2011, 10:44 PM
For six months, I have not eaten the following trigger foods: nuts, of all kinds; grapes; cherries. I miss the nuts, especially, very much, but, "Thank You, God, they are not my food."
Blessings for abstinence,
07-03-2011, 05:33 PM
For me it's all of the grains, nuts, cheeses and all sweeteners.
07-04-2011, 12:41 PM
As I was catching up and reading the last four posts, I was thinking and contemplating as to . . . okay is it the foods that I can't have, or shouldn't have, that are the triggers, and I thought yes that is part of it, but also some of the foods that are on the food plan can be trigger foods for me also. This also keeps changeing. A very wise sponsor had me make a list my trigger foods. Of course this at first was a list of all of the foods which I used to binge on before I came to FAA. What was interesting was from time to time she would have me look at the list and see if I needed to add anything to it for which I did several times. One of my big ones is watermelon. Sometimes it becomes more of a problem when I am prepping an item. Ex. strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, grapes, peaches and so on. I think what is going on is that if I lick my finger, hmmm taste a berry or whatever, it just explodes into eating more and more, and not at the appropriate time. What does work is when I have everything already in the freezer in portion packs, where there is just the right amount that I am to eat. Any of the non-abstinent desserts, that had all of the sweetener in them if I took even a small amount would have me off to the races. So just for today no more of that with God's help and the advise of others. Have you ever noticed if and when following the food plan, that we are no longer the ones who are holding their belly, and complaining about having eaten tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much food, on any of the special occasions or holidays.
Blessing everyone and keep sharing...
07-05-2011, 05:16 AM
Sugar desserts (non-abstinent foods) before I came to FAA. Rice cakes after coming to FAA (on the food plan, but "triggers" me to want them, think about them, etc.) I let go of them after a while on the food plan. It helped me to have a sponsor I spoke with about it, and worked with.
Artificial sweeteners were a problem. When I came into FAA there were no artificial sweeteners except saccharin. I fooled myself into thinking I was fine with the saccharin, but really, I was controlling it. Controlling what I'm eating, trying to keep it under control, is never fun. It's a battle in a war I'll never win! I did get off sacharin even before FAA took it off the food plan and added it to the list of sugars that trigger food addicts. I'm glad they did this, I think it makes it a lot easier for new people coming in to go through the surrender around this once, and get it over with. But then again, my experience with saccharin gave me an understanding and compassion for those who struggle with artificial sweeteners. When I came into FAA I gave up Splenda and took on the saccharin, but it was basically just a substitute. The wonderful part is that once I let go of ALL the forms of artificial sweeteners (saccharin), I didn't miss that "sweet" taste that I was so addicted to, and it has worked out well.
Great question, Athiria! :biggrin:
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