As a Refined Food Addict and Overeater in Recovery, recently I was reminded, why it’s so important for me, not to overlook the Overeater part. Self-awareness and Honesty w/ self, is Everything in my Journey of Recovery.
Over the last few months I’ve been working on processing a variety of emotions due to many things happening in my life, perhaps the two biggest being my father dealing w/ health issues and my youngest headed off to college for the first time. In the midst of this processing, without even realizing it at first, I started to isolate myself. While I know Addiction and Overeating thrive in isolation, I’d become overwhelmed, forgotten and convinced myself the best way to deal was to experiment baking SOFAS Free (Salt Oil Flour Alcohol Sugar Free) Whole Food Plant Exclusive desserts, at home by myself in my new Empty nest. And just like That, I was giving away my Freedom again.
I was eating these high-calorie density creations made with dates, dried fruit and nuts, that, although SOFAS Free, was triggering my brain to crave them and want more, and more, Overeating them until they were gone. And then I’d rinse and repeat. And it was a few weeks before I was able to take a step back, due to just flat out being exhausted from how bad my body was feeling as I repeatedly made choices to be a slave to these creations. I reminded myself to go within, remembering these were just..choices..I could make different ones going forward, to get my Freedom back. I reached out to my Therapist and notified her I was ready to address what was at the root of my recent emotions. I’m grateful to have my mind back, I’m grateful to once again, be K.I.S.S. (Keeping It Salt,oil,flour,alcohol,sugar free, Simple) w/ SOFAS Free Whole Food Plant Exclusive, Low Calorie Density Specific. I’m grateful for the grace I extend myself as I remind myself, sometimes, this is what Recovery can look like. I’ll continue to keep pushing though. Here’s to our health
Pictured: SOSF Free (Salt Oil Sugar Flour Free) Vegan: Cheezcake, Oatmeal Spice cake w/ SOS Free Date-sweetened Cashew Cream Cheez frosting, Strawberries filled w/ the aforementioned frosting, Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups w/ Peanut Butter sauce and Chocolate sauce drizzle, Baked Oatmeal Raisin Rounds, Baked Oatmeal Carrot Cake Cups w/ Date-sweetened Cashew Frosting drizzle..I just googled the names and adjusted an average of the Recipes that came up.
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