Even though when I look up the definition, DRUG is described as any substance other than food, that when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a patch on the skin or dissolved under the tongue causes a physiological change in the body.
However, when you eat can you not experience physicological changes?
To explore this better, how exactly is physicolgical changes defined? Physicological changes are changes that effect the actions of normal functioning to a living organism.
Have you never eaten a ood that kinda took over the normal functions of your body?
I know when I eat bread or psta, its causes me to experience abnormal and intense hunger. Something that normally should not be occurring, you should not eat and then within a short period of time is hungry again.
If food is not classified as a drug, why is it we experience “withdrawal” symptoms when we eliminate the wrong foods from our diet?
When you elimainate caffeine, sugar, white four, we experience headaches, lethargy, mood changes, nausea, intense cravings, you feel like you have the flu and swear you are not going to make it. Some people experience tremors. These symptoms last a few days and you can begin your new healthy lifestyle.
Now reading through those withdrawal symptoms that I just listed, do you realize that you would experience those same exact symptoms if you were withdrawaling from herion, vicodin or cocaine?
Addicts usually turn to drugs to escape emotional pain and life’s stressors.
What do we as emotional eaters turn to to escape our emotional pain and stress?
In fact, the word drug is not a bad term until it is in reference to overuse beyond what it is meant for.
Food is meant to fuel us only when we are hungry, but many of us have gone far and beyond and used food to comfort us, to help us cope with stressful events, to escape, to celebrate, to find an unconditional love and unhealthy attachment to. Instead of eeding our body we began feeding out emotions, feeling, mental state.
So if you can use food like how you could use a drug…why is it that only one is considered “dangerous to our health?”