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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/24/13 8:02 A

can you hide them (or get someone else to do so)?
can you freeze most of them, leaving the remainder for whoever feels they need them?
can you get the other members of the household to not want them, so that they are not purchased in the first place?

I realize it's tough.
I try to "trick" myself into saying they belong to someone else, so I don't indulge, but occasionally I grab them mindlessly

TEDDIANGEL SparkPoints: (15,164)
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1/23/13 11:58 P

I keep hard candy in pretty containers for company. If I buy chocolate candies, I freeze them until they're needed--out of sight, out of mind! If I get in a "baking" mood, I share them where I volunteer, at church dinners, etc. I cannot resist a good strawberry-rhubarb, as well as other berry pies. I now try to eat the filling, but leave most of the crust. Hope I've given you an idea or two!

FISHER011 Posts: 1,603
1/23/13 11:30 P

When it comes to sweets I tend to graze...I don't like to have in house because I will eat them.
Donuts are always my downfall.
I've tried sugar-free & still end up eating the whole package. emoticon

NEWRUNNER2 Posts: 542
1/23/13 11:17 P

I agree--this is a tough one for me.

You've gotten good tips from other people (limiting what's in your house/keeping stuff for your hubby in a different place where you can avoid it...)

It might seem a little bit corny to the other people in your household, but you could put a Post-It note on the drawer/cupboard/container of goodies. You could write one of your goals on it (to lose X pounds, for instance). If that's too personal or makes others uncomfortable, maybe just stick a blank Post-It on the goodies. You'll know what it means.

Yesterday I had a similar situation where my daughter's math assignment required us to bake cookies. In the end, I had my one cookie (counted the calories for it, too) and then brushed my teeth. I don't always make the healthy choice, though.

KITTY_SOZE Posts: 79
1/23/13 10:28 P

I'm totally with you - I can't have a lot of things in the house, because if they are there, I will eat them. All of them. Usually in large quantities at one time. My solution? They're not in my house. I have no chips, no soda, no cookies, no ice cream, no candies - nothing that I know will send me over the edge.

Some people say that you have to "learn" to control yourself around your trigger foods, but I know that I can control what is in my house. If I set myself up for success, I'm more likely to be successful. So the stuff just doesn't make it into the house.

Now, when I'm outside of my house, that's a different story, and that can be hard, too. If someone brings something yummy to the office, I try to have just *one* cookie (or brownie, or whatever it is). That way, I don't get people goading me to eat it, and I can adjust my calories around it later in the day.

I hope this helps. I know it's also hard when your hubby wants to have stuff that you want to binge on in the house. You know what, though? He'll get used to it not being around. My husband used to drink soda every single day. After we moved in together, and I told him I just couldn't have it around, he started to only buy cans or bottles for himself from vending machines, and then he stopped buying it altogether. Just let your husband know that you need his support and keeping the bad stuff out of the house is one way of supporting you.

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1/23/13 9:56 P

I'm the same way when it comes to sweets. I just can't have them in the house, plain and simple. If it's possible, relocate all of the sweets to a different cabinet/drawer and make that the sweets cabinet/drawer/whatever. And just don't go in there. Out of sight, out of mind.

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1/23/13 9:35 P

I can't seem to control myself when it comes to sweets. If they are in the house, I eat them. I have been trying not to have many around even though my husband prefers to have a little.
I want to loose weight but I have to cut back on sweets. Its hard for me to be motivated. I need some support. Please help.

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