Friday, December 23, 2005

The addiction

The Addiction, Gourmet Mints, December 2005, HP Photosmart R817, Exposure 42/2521 sec @ f5.6, ISO 51, with flash © Steven Crisp

Becha can't eat just one. At least I know I can't. Have you ever had these things -- called gourmet mints. A little bigger than an M+M, chocolate center with a thin mint coating, and a hard candy shell. This is the devil's food ;-)

Addiction is an interesting phenomenon. Obviously both a psychological and physiological component. And to imagine that I get physical cravings for this garbage (nutritionally speaking) is amazing; for some reason my body is trying to trick me into eating more unhealthy stuff. Why does it do that? It's not in its long term interest, I can assure you. I can only imagine what smokers and drug users go through when they need their "fix".

So I've decided to go cold turkey. This is the closest I plan to get to gourmet mints again (they are pretty, aren't they?). At least until I can figure out what will enable me to conquer their addicting quality. Sounds like something worth meditating on. Any suggestions?


Pat said...

Close your mouth against food.
Taste the lover's mouth in yours.

Grasshopper said...

Try the Hershey's Dark Kisses as an antidote.