Yesterday I officially reached one year of living potato chip free. That may not sound like a big deal unless you're aware of my relationship with this popular snack food.
When I was a kid, my Mom bought the big boxes of Old Dutch potato chips and, from the age of about 13 or so, I ate a bag every night. I'm 52 now - you do the math. For some reason, my metabolism seemed to accept this unusual habit as normal and I never suffered from acne nor gained weight. I continued to consume them nearly every day until August 20th of last year. It's an addiction I liken to alcoholism that started out as emotional eating and comfort food. I got to the point where I would eat them, regardless of whether I was actually hungry or not and would wake up the next morning feeling like crap and vowing never to eat them again. Of course, I would and the cycle would continue.
Now that I've sworn off them, I don't really miss them. My husband enjoys them from time to time, but I know that if I were to have some, I would, like an alcoholic, go on a binge and end up right back where I was before. Oddly enough, I started to gain weight after I stopped eating chips. Weird.
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