Nothing Tastes That Good

Why even one bit of that forbidden thing is never worth it.

Photo by Jacob Schwartz on Unsplash

I hear or rather read in support groups and in weight loss articles about how one bit of, let’s say mile-high chocolate pie, is worth it.

For, me a recovering food addict, one bite of that thing I have sworn off will just be the beginning.

It goes something like this.

All-day on track making good decisions. Following the healthy eating plan without missing a beat. Then it happens, the negotiations. If I eat just one bite of that beautiful delicious thing it will be fine, right? I have not slipped in a long long time. I can do this.

I look up about thirty seconds later and an entire piece of pie is gone. Not a regular person piece, but a Lori size quarter of the entire pie piece.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, the next thing that happens is the guilt and repair cycle that feels more like a roller coaster.

It goes a little something like this.

Wow, you really have no self-control do you? I can’t believe you ate that, better hide the plate before someone sees what you did.

After the guilt comes the comforter to repair the damage. Well, you messed up so you might as well eat what you want for the rest of this day or week. Get back on track later.

So, no, one bite is not worth it for me.

When you hear me say, “No thank you.” I mean it.

~Lori O’Gara

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