I find so much comfort in food. Every time I'm having a bad day or I'm angry, I turn to food and usually the kinds I should be staying away from. Since starting P90X I've been able to resist some of those bad foods on a frustrating day, but not completely. Are there any tricks besides simply human disciple, to stop this age old problem?
You are struggling with the same food issues as most Americans. Do you realize that by the year 2015, if the tread continues, 75% of U.S. citizens will be either dramatically overweight or morbidly obese. What the hell is going on? Since when was sitting on your ass and eating junk such a great life choice? The reason why you find so much comfort in food is because you don't have enough other things to give you comfort. This is probably true for 3/4 of the people in this country. The Roman time bomb is ticking and most of us are sitting around waiting for it to go off. Adventurous, purposeful, selfless people don't need food to be happy. They have projects, hobbies, charities, and 6 day a week fitness routines to keep them occupied and fulfilled.
I was back home in the great state of Rhode Island in early July and every year we have a big family ho-down. We celebrate my birthday, my dad's birthday and Independence day. This year we added a couple of engagements to the celebration. While we were all gathering in my cousin Ann's kitchen cutting up the big birthday cake my other cousin Betsy was asking Ann's brother David (who works in DC) if he had heard of any inside info regarding Al Qaeda striking on American soil again. I blurted out that there was a much greater danger of dying from the ingredients in our birthday cake than from Al Qaeda. Cousin David is a lobbyist for several health and fitness companies and added that a terrorist attack couldn't come close to killing as many people as our poor eating habits and lack of exercise. After hearing this my other cousin Mary yells, "Al Qaeda's in the cake!"
The excesses and complacency in this modern world is killing us. Too much of anything is bad for you and too little movement combined with surgery fattening food is the ultimate road side bomb. We have enough technology and conveniences to push us right over the edge. We must put our iphones, play stations and cell phones down and go for a run, read a book, plant a tree, lower our carbon footprint or take a dance class. Too much "I, me, mine" (Beatles) and not enough "Smile on your brother everybody get together and love one another right now" (name that band). When it comes to a better diet, disciple is toward the bottom of the list. Life purpose, fun hobbies and fitness gatherings with like minded people are the best way to find true authentic comfort. I like sweet yummy comfort food too, I just eat them in small amounts every once in awhile. Keep your 3 main meals and 1 snack clean and healthy. If you're going to stray plan the time of day and know what it is in advance.