Interesting discovery: Storm made a meal for some non-raw guests tonight. It was absolutely delicious. But I found myself snacking on some almond butter and honey shortly after dinner even though I wasn’t hungry.
Then I sat and thought “the only problem with food as good as tonight’s is that it makes me want to eat and eat and eat”.
Shortly thereafter I remembered that Storm had put brewer’s yeast in the bok choy salad. I knew that brewer’s yeast can make me moody as it has a sort of MSG, but I didn’t realize before that it can also trigger my food addictions / compulsive overeating behaviors.
Lately I’ve been eating 100% fresh-raw foods with no borderline foods like yeast, cacao, etcâ€¦ And I have not had any desire to overeat. I’ve been satisfied with very little food. This is what it is like to eat only non-addictive food! It is like freedom.
And just that one little bit of addictive food, and that freedom is gone! One is chained to ones appetites again. And there are so many of these addictive foods all around.
Chemicals/toxins are addictive. Anything cooked has chemicals that form from heat. All packaged food and restaurant food has some type of flavor enhancer chemical and/or chemical preservative. Dairy has natural opiates.
And on the raw front; yeast, miso, soy, and liquid aminos all have MSG. Raw cacao has highly addictive toxins. Most raw packaged foods have one or more of the addictive MSG-like items listed above in them.
Food addiction seems like such a complex issue, yet all one may have to do to become un-addicted is to eat simply unheated fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds and the addiction quickly fades.
Imagine being free of the desire to overeat, or the desire to eat things that you know harm you! As frightening as it is how easily we can become addicted, is is just as exciting how easily we can become free of addiction.