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LYNNSCHOENECKER SparkPoints: (223)
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9/17/12 5:57 P

Yes, that makes sense. Those are not mine to eat at home, I like the "disease zone" too.
Thank you.

LYNNSCHOENECKER SparkPoints: (223)
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9/17/12 5:55 P

Thank you. Your goal weight is line with mine. And I take your comments to heart.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,668
9/17/12 2:36 P

You have gotten some really good advice.

I ask myself, how will this fit into my goals? Do I really want it? If I really want it and it won't cause me to go out of my ranges. While still eating plenty of healthy food. I will allow myself to have one. I don't feel guilty when I do.

MPLANE37 SparkPoints: (65,131)
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9/17/12 2:28 P

I have learned to live with my daughter's ice-creams in the fridge and not touch them. You only need to train your brain to perceive it differently than a delicious snack. For example, I have labelled the food in the refrigerator by the person who eats it, and thus those ice-creams belong to my daughter and not to me, so I don't eat them. This is not willpower, it is just that it does not even cross my mind to eat those ice-cream bars. Two years ago, they were the reason for me hitting 110kgs(242lbs).

I don't buy donuts, cookies, fries, etc. When I pass by that isle full of such junk food in the supermarket, I think to myself I am in the "disease zone". It literally is packed with disease causing food.

GAVRIELKAY Posts: 124
9/17/12 2:02 P

I use three methods to help me handle sweets:

1) I exercise 5 days per week on my elliptical. Not only does this burn calories, but it gives you a very good idea of just how hard it is to work off a slice of cake. It is much easier to resist eating something I don't need when I think of it in terms of 20 minutes of sweating like a mad-woman.

2) When I think back over the last year, the momentary pleasure I had in eating whatever the sweet of the day was is long forgotten. The pudge around my middle is still there though. In a year from now, I don't want to be sighing to myself and wondering why I am even heavier than now.

3) I don't forbid myself anything. If I forbid myself to eat something, I'm thinking too much about it. It's easier to tell myself that if I really want it, then I can have it. Often, that allows the primitive part my brain to just drop the subject.

Once you're in the habit of rarely eating sweets, you might find that you don't think about it.

MAHGRET Posts: 103
9/17/12 1:27 P

The only way I found to avoid sweet snacks in common areas was to imagine someone touching them with filthy hands or sneezing on them. The problem with this method is once you get that mental picture, it get really hard to eat anything outside of your own food.

LYNNSCHOENECKER SparkPoints: (223)
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9/17/12 12:52 P

Why do I sabotage my incredible desire to loose weight when I see cake/donuts in the work kitchen? I want to say no, but I can't help myself. It tastes so good. Then I am mad at myself. Can anyone lend me some ideas to help me stay on track.


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