My pastor had an interesting illustration in church today. He talked about how eating candy before dinner ruins your appetite by masking your real hunger. It gives you a nice sugar high, which you have to crash from later.
In the same way, I fall for the sugary things in this world that don’t actually satisfy. They only mask my true longing for God. Eventually, though, I realize that those thing won’t satisfy me, so what do I do? Oftentimes, I just try eating more of them to make up for the deficit.