My war with food addiction lasted 10 long years. I had been healed from years of drug abuse, but my battle with addictive behavior was not over. I desperately wanted control over what I ate, not for weight loss, as I was thin, due to a very fast metabolism; but binge eating made me feel like garbage.
Cookies, cakes, ice cream and chocolate were the enemies I loved. At the saturation point, where I could not stand myself anymore, I would fast and my body would recover from the damage of the abuse, but it only deepened the power of my addiction. After 20 days of juice fasting, I would go on a feeding frenzy destroying all the benefits of the fast. My resting stomach was stuffed with the most volatile mixtures of food. Sometimes it took weeks to recover. After years of blowing fasts, the realization came that fasting was increasing my compulsiveness. Fasting had become a drug. I longed for the freedom of the fast, that amazing feeling of being in total control. Victory tasted sweet but it never lasted. Over and over I plunged into the pit of hell, blowing the fast and enduring painful feelings of being a failure, guilt and feeling out of control.
The book, Eating In Freedom, was written after years of my continual battles with compulsive eating in a desperate attempt to get free. With each chapter, I learned, and by the end of the book, for the first time in my life, I was free from food addiction. Not only did it work for me but thousands of others. No fancy secret knowledge, just methods to change how you think, for when you change how you think, you change how you eat. If you use the techniques in Eating in Freedom, practice short fasts of two-to-five days, and master breaking the fast, then you will get the benefits of fasting and freedom from addiction. Once you get your diet and thinking to this point, it becomes a lifestyle; then you will naturally want the foods that are good for you.
This article was written by, Mr. Tom McGregor, author of Eating in Freedom.