Reflective Essay On Junk Food

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For my project, I decided to give up junk food. For junk food, I made an effort to include fast food, soda, chips microwaveable meals, etc. About halfway through the project, I felt the term junk food was a little too broad. It was also a little unethical for me because of my work schedule. I work in the mall, and often times I’m working a double shift, 10am – 9pm. Not often do I bring lunch because of limited resources at home. With that being said, restricting fast food would mean that days throughout the week I wouldn’t eat for as much as twelve hours. So, I focused my restrictions to be on soda, sugary and salty foods. Not only did that mean that I was still allowed to eat my chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-a, but I wouldn’t have to push…show more content…
She attempted to help, but quickly the “quick meals” lifestyle consumed her. Then the disagreements began. First starting with my mom and roommate, then later they managed to triangulate me into it. I started becoming agitated annoyed and angry. I didn’t know what to do with my emotions, so I took it out on food. As a result I started gaining weight. My plan to make myself feel “whole” left me consuming these “empty calorie” foods that would later become my obsession. I decided to start giving up my “addiction” on the Sunday after I was told about the project. It would give me ample time to become comfortable with the idea and allow me to start contemplating different coping strategies. I also wanted it to be easier for me to keep track of my progress. I started taking “baby steps” leading up to Sunday, though. I used it as a warm up for the actual start day. I would choose water over soda if given the opportunity, and wouldn’t use salt when…show more content…
It will expose the client to other people struggling with the same problem and allow adaptation of other techniques that may help. Group therapy also can give the client confidence needed by sharing the client’s story and reassuring them that they aren’t alone. An existing support system can promote continuation in the program. A residential program may help, but since the client still expresses the desire to interact within her job and success at doing so, an intensive outpatient program may be more beneficial. This will allow the client to continue to live their day – to – day life but still having that support system that they need to stay on track. This program will also provide the client with tools necessary, that can prevent future relapses or slips if and when they arise. The client is showing that they need something to be dedicated to, and progress made,
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