Wednesday, September 4, 2013

S.O.S. I'm an Addict (and you might be too)

I have to confess, I am an addict, not to alcohol or drugs or even cigarettes.  Nope, I am addicted to food and I need S.O.S.  You know what, some of you are too.  Here is a short questionnaire to see if you are a food addict.

1. Are you  Obese? To find the answer go to this link:  BMI Calculator

That's it.  One question.  Yes, I could add more questions, but the one above provides you with enough information to determine whether or not you are likely a food addict.  How can I say that!  While that statement isn't 100% true, it is very close!

Before I go on, I must confess that I am obese based on the chart above and will be considered obese until I lose another 17 lbs.  By the way, I need to tell you that during the month of August I lost 15 lbs.  I will write a more complete post when I get my lab results back.  So anyway, I am both obese and a food addict and it is my contention that almost all people who are obese are as well.

So anyway, I am an addict.  I am not addicted to just food in general but rather to S.O.S.: the three substances found in food that cause addiction.  What are they?

SUGAR                OIL (or fat)                SALT

Now lets take another short quiz:

Which of these foods do you crave even when you are not particularly hungry?

Broccoli          Ice Cream          Potato Chips          Black Beans          French Fries          Soda

Cheese Nachos          Chocolate          Cheese Cake          White Rice          Mixed Greens

Spinach          Steak          Popeye's Fried Chicken          Carrot          Chocolate Chip Cookie

Did you pick the foods that were obviously healthy or did you pick the foods that are full of Sugar, Oil and Salt?  I'm pretty sure which foods you probably picked and there is a reason for it.  I will let you know why in my next blog.

Until then, there is a saying: 

Some people eat to live and some people live to eat.

I know what I am, but what are you?