Falling off the wagon

I’m not perfect. I never pretended to be. I’m pretty honest when it comes to my shortcomings so I thought I would share my latest news. For the last few months, I’ve been treating myself occasionally. Subway once a month, a couple bites of rice when my husband ordered sushi, cheesecake after an otherwise completely Primal meal at a steakhouse. It was occasional, and usually planned, so I thought I was doing okay. After all, the 80/20 rule says we can treat ourselves. What I didn’t take into account was the carb addiction. The food and beverage industry spends over $11 billion per year to get you to eat. They’re clever. They run ads for cheeseburgers and chocolate late at night when your willpower is at it’s lowest. They show fit, healthy people drinking their sodas but don’t show the reality of the situation. It’s easy to justify a treat in this society – food is everywhere and we’re told that it’s good for us (or that we can have it in moderation. That’s a load of shit if I’ve ever heard it). Some of us know better, but the majority of people don’t. And even those of us that know … Continue reading