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?

2 comments:

Pat said...

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

Grasshopper said...

Try the Hershey's Dark Kisses as an antidote.

Dan