Those who say food addiction is not a real addiction are either:
or don’t understand the scientific research about dopamine receptors
or haven't experienced it to the full degree that many have
Those with a past history of the addiction cannot afford even one bite of an addictive holiday treat. . .because “just one bite” of an addictive substance activates the dopamine reward system, causing the brain to demand more. 
Perhaps you need to be reminded of this fact today.
Because this is the time of year when it's easy to compromise. Others are expecting you to compromise.
Don't do it.
Don't give in.
Jack* is anxiously waiting at the front door, hoping he’ll be invited in for "just a quick visit."
But don’t let him in, because he’s seeking whom he may devour.
Here's to ongoing freedom from addiction today!
*Jack is my nickname for food addiction.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. “‘Just One Bite’ of Junk Food Fuels Food Addiction and Obesity,” May 1, 2018, https://www.drfuhrman.com/library/eat-to-live-blog/55/just-one-bite-of-junk-food-fuels-food-addiction-and-obesity
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