I have re-joined this site because of my food addiction. I know HOW to eat clean, and how to cook healthy meals, and how to eat small meals throughout the day, how to set up the meals to meet daily needs.. That's not the issue. I am seriously addicted to bad food. I have only ever made it 2 weeks MAX without processed crap. I start off feeling good about it, and then I guess it's some sort of withdrawal I go through. I get less and less motivated, more depressed feeling, and finally I'm miserable before 2 weeks are up and then I cave in. And then I make excuses for myself. "Oh, I didn't gain weight, I guess that means my body can handle junk food." "Oh well, I have forever to eat healthy, I can just do this for now." Things like that. And then I binge eat. It gets worse every time. I successfully completed two weeks of a super low carb diet a few years back, and then instead of trying to add in healthy carbs I just went back to old habits. I actually get the depressed feeling during the sugar and junk withdrawal period, and I've always at the time taken it as "obviously eating healthy makes me depressed, so it's not the right choice for me." Which is completely stupid. I am aware of what I'm doing, but I lack serious self-control. I have no idea how to overcome this. It's funny because I am 4 years clean from drug addiction, but I can't kick FOOD addiction. How ridiculous is that? Everyone in my family has horrible eating habits too. I don't know anyone in my life who is interested in eating well. I just have people who complain about their weight and do nothing. I was raised on a diet of lots of sugar. I do not want to live this way or eat this way. I have one child and another on the way and I do not want them to grow up watching me eat like this. I want them to see healthy eating and think that's the norm. I don't want them to have these issues. I am really at a loss. I love exercise, and I can do that daily with no issues. It's the food that really gets me. I need to find out how other have kicked this, because this is bigger than it should be for me. I have become so desperate recently that I've considered going through my pantries and just tossing EVERYTHING processed. But I've been working to get out of debt, which is another reason this is so hard. Healthy eating is expensive, and I can barely afford to eat much at all right now. I've made use of food banks a lot recently and well, they give me cookies and cake and such..