| Beautiful_One wrote:|
Oh, I just saw the want withdrawal. I think that's mental not physical.
Cutting back and giving up sugar for sure can give me headaches, irritability, and depression. Sugar as well as any food that I greatly desire but am abstaining from.
And about the depression I mentioned above, that is also a similarity because it's a vicious cycle.
-I would get depressed because I was overweight and I didn't like it, and I wanted to change.
-I would then get depressed because I was abstaining from my favorite foods and I craved them.
-When I am depressed all I want are my favorite foods to make me feel better.
-If I indulge in my favorite foods, I will feel happy briefly before being I'm catapulted into deeper depression stemming from guilt, shame, and hopelessness that I will never reach my fitness goals; bringing me right back to the first bulleted point.
I think it's the same for those with addictions. My family member I mentioned earlier would think about all the repercussions she's endured with every relapse and it would depress her and make her want to go relapse again so she wouldn't have to think about it. I used to think this was sooo stupid, until like I said, I had to look at myself and where the similarities were.