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Episode 10215th August 2021 • Thrive Beyond Pornography (Formerly The Self Mastery Podcast) • Zach Spafford
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Food porn

-       Porn and food are similar in the way we interact with them. 

-       Food is required for sustained life 

-       Our sexual desires are inborn and not likely to just disappear when we stop looking at pornography. 

-       Recently I have been working to eliminate an extra 20 poounds that I’ve earned over the last 20 years. 

-       I’m finding a lot of parallels to my struggle with pornography

1.     Urges and cravings come from nowhere 

2.     The same techniques that I used to stop looking at pornography are helping me stop eating every time my brain says to

a.     Fast food

b.     Eating out

c.     Sugary treats

d.     Stopping, dropping into my body, and breathing

e.     Noticing what my brain is offering and asking if it is going to help me achieve my goals. 


3.     There are also some differences. 

a.     I don’t feel the same kind of guilt when I grab a snack though I do feel guilt

b.     I don’t feel like I have to talk to my bishop

4.     There are some similarities

a.     I tell my wife when I stop and get some food

b.     I don’t feel like I’m living up to who I say I am when I eat in ways that are contrary to how I’ve committed to eating. 

c.     Understanding that this isn’t a diet but a way of life. 

d.     Sometimes my wife gets upset that I am eating something we’ve agreed I wouldn’t