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Unhealthy Food and TV
« on: April 18, 2015, 07:36:06 AM »
Hey,
9 Days to my 90 days goal and i noticed different challenges, would appreciate any advice...
1) When watching TV shows or movies, i notice my eyes automatically moving to the women. I don't M or anything, and when i notice myself fixed on them, i stop and move my gaze to a different place. Is that good? or is it a relapse of some sort?

2) I noticed that my cravings for junk food and generally unhealthy foods increased, and it almost feels like a strong addiction to the dopamine surge that induces in me.
While i do try to eat healthy most of the time, i occasionally binge on them.
Am i just switching one addiction with another? and am i sabotaging my progress? or is it ok to let this period of junk food eating be (at least for a while) until i get my main P addiction sorted out?
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Re: Unhealthy Food and TV
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 04:37:45 PM »
Hi Johnny!

It's a good thing you keep track of your body signals. I can assure to you: they are completly normal!

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1) When watching TV shows or movies, i notice my eyes automatically moving to the women. I don't M or anything, and when i notice myself fixed on them, i stop and move my gaze to a different place. Is that good? or is it a relapse of some sort?

It's not good. But it's not a relapse either. Your brain is somewhat wired to women as pixels. Now that it doesn't have these sources available anymore, it looks for substitutes. There is no real difference between hot women on TV or hot women in internet porn. Both are part of the unreal / virtual world. If you notice that you like women on TV too much, you should definitively switch the channel. Don't allow any excuses. Starve the addiction to death.

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(2) I noticed that my cravings for junk food and generally unhealthy foods increased, and it almost feels like a strong addiction to the dopamine surge that induces in me

It has been pointed out by many many addicts here that there is a strong connection between unhealthy food and porn. Both habits/addictions speak to our very deepest desires: we need calories to survive and we need mating partners. Both are controlled by dopamine. When I quit porn, I too gained some pounds. Mostly because I ate instead of PMO'ing since that made me calm a little when things got tough. 50 days later I started a diet to get rid of both problems at the same time and I can tell you: that works. I have never found it easier to lose weight than now. So you can use the connection to start a better life.
 
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Re: Unhealthy Food and TV
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 08:16:59 AM »
Hi Chaos Mind,
Thanks, it scared me to think that i must do something else to get that dopamine rush, and i'ts very comforting to know you had a similar problem and you overcame it.
I'll take your advice and let it be until my P addiction get less intense, and then i'll work harder on the diet aspect.
I am searching right now for an app that will count the days that i'm "sober", like the counter on the forum... Just to keep track of my progress regard POM and Junk food as well.
Thanks again:)