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The Myth of Moderation

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My problem with food is that once I develop cravings, it’s impossible for me to moderate my eating. When cravings set in, I only get more and more extreme in my obsession with food. My body has an allergy to sugar, flour, alcohol, and highly processed foods; these trigger the mental illness of my addiction, which in turn makes me more compulsive about food as my life becomes harder and more unmanageable. Possible solutions that might’ve worked for me before I became a full-blown compulsive overeater would all have included some kind of moderation. I would never have considered fully

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