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Old 05-12-2013, 08:32 AM
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I think addiction to ANYTHING is real. I mean hoarding things isn't a drug but it is an addiction.

I have believed for a long time that I am addicted to food. It's embarrassing to say that, but when I was a kid, I would get really stressed and cry if something I wanted to eat wasn't in the house, and my parents would get mad at me thinking I was just acting spoiled. I even thought that. But even now I get antsy, tear up, feel anxious if I can't find something to eat that I've set my mind on eating, or if someone changes their mind on what we were going to eat and I've been set on eating that one certain thing and looking forward to it. I also usually eat under stress if I am upset, sad, angry. The same way people do things like marijuana or smoke cigarettes to calm them when they are stressed. It's just automatic and I don't even think about it.

However it's possible that its more of an anxiety based thing in my case than an addiction because I have recently (unofficially) discovered that I have some level of anxiety and a lot of it has to do with me setting my mind on something and having last second changes or alterations to what my "ideal" would have been. It's gotten MUCH worse recently due to certain things happening, and I've finally identified that within myself and by doing so I've realized that its something I believe I've dealt with my whole life and just had no clue what it was.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:49 AM
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I think addiction to ANYTHING is real.
Agreed. And now that I'm doing WW and food isn't my pacifier anymore, like Southpaw I have a relationship with the Dr. Pepper. I'll wean myself off of it and onto a healthier pacifier eventually, but for now I'm just letting myself have it in peace.
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For me, it's the bubbly factor and I am only like I NEED A COKE RIGHT NOW! at work. I don't get them at home or on the weekend but at work... all bets are off. I'm trying to switch my work day coke into a carbonated water or something.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:34 AM
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Well I just bought a can

But I also bought two bottles of red wine, which I also fully intend to drink. It's 3.30pm and SOOO miserable outside, I have little choice
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:39 AM
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For me, it's the bubbly factor and I am only like I NEED A COKE RIGHT NOW! at work. I don't get them at home or on the weekend but at work... all bets are off. I'm trying to switch my work day coke into a carbonated water or something.
I'm the same way. I like the feeling of the fizzy in my mouth. That's what I'm trying to do right now, too - switch from Dr. P to fizzy water.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:46 AM
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Absolutely anything can be an extremely real addiction (food, hoarding, self injury, marijuana, are common ones, but there are many many others, with varying degrees of harmlessness).

However, only a few substances have the ability to become actually physically addicting, and caffeinated diet soda does fall into that category.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:51 AM
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I'm the same way. I like the feeling of the fizzy in my mouth. That's what I'm trying to do right now, too - switch from Dr. P to fizzy water.
Yeah caffeine is not a problem with me at all. Some days I drink lots of tea and coffee and even a coke and then I'll go weeks without any caffeine.

But the fizzy? I need the fizzy.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:14 AM
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I drink plain water most of time. The well water is really good here. It's better for you than soda. lol
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:12 AM
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Diet pop can cause all kinds of issues to. Didn't read to see if anyone mentioned but I know someone who had stroke symptoms and I've even heard seizures. Builds up and does bad stuff.

I haven't drank pop for maybe two years. Never lost weight but feel better.

I miss it though. I saw vanilla coke at wal mart last weekend and wanted it so bad!!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:35 PM
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I'd say so. For soda in general, too. I stopped drinking it in July or so because of the corn allergen, and now when I have some made w/sugar, the bubbles actually hurt my mouth. It's weird.
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