thank you for the great thoughts. i am in a really hard phase of phasing myself away from triggering food . i SOOOOOO appreciate reading this. i wish i could get out my story here but the gist of it is -- i am making a life commitment to having no triggering food whatever and i have designed a phased plan to give up all these foods but it is really hard because of how my body just doesnt want to eat, wants to fast, and i am ill equipped to deal with that, and i am so aware of my body's need to fast when triggering food is not an option. I need to address this on forums like this and accustom myself to the "horror" of not eating and trust my body and know it is safe. I AM looking forward to having soon a kind of sobriety date after which I will have no triggering food whatever ; and doing fasts around that event. as in AA one has a sobriety date. actually I plan to announce my date in AA. I saw a (new) AA friend last night -- it turns out he is a raw foodist. he... wasnt that supportive , oddly, but I do have friends who ARE. sometimes it just takes time for people to know and trust me for them to become supportive. ... sometimes there are people I have to let go of. hope your day is good. I affirm we both are beating the addiction to food and getting permanently food-sober, through fasting. best regards.