Forgetting alcohol for the moment but allowing that a food addict who craves their substance is very similar (if not identical) to an alcohol who craves their drink -
|In Amsterdam's legal 'red light'|
district, the girls work for
more than food.
Can you imagine if Panera Bread, Baskin Robbins, Hershey or any other food store/company/vendor was the try that?
I would have changed jobs according to me craving. Work for a baking goods company Monday, dry out on Tuesday, ice cream store on Wednesday, dry out on Thursday, food market on Friday, binge on Saturday, dry out on Sunday and repeat the next week.
People who work for ice cream companies tend to eat the ice cream. I know people who live and work in Hershey PA and no, they have not lost their taste for chocolate in excess.
Parents might offer their children a food reward for 'being good.' That is working for food, isn't it?
When I was a teen and worked for Burger King, I was paid an hourly wage and got a free meal on duty and usually a free meal to take home. When I worked for a bakery it for an hour wage but I got fresh bread and coffee for breakfast with cookies and cannoli cream all day long. When I worked for a major toy company there was free candy for the taking and eating. I hated each of these jobs but stayed longer than I should have. Was the sugary food partly the reason? When I opened my custom cake decorating and catering business (a lifetime ago) I know I ate the profits.
Technically, I have already "worked for food." It only made me a sadder case of an addict unable to put down her substance. I never found redemption, healing or mentally clear thinking while still using food in an unhealthy manner.
As an adult, have you ever 'worked for food?'