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Donuts are evil! To me anyway.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

So, I've mostly figured out the healthy meals. Check.
I've learned how to make healthy snack choices. Check.
I've learned how to fit in cooking when I can and warming up leftovers when I can. Check.

But I can't seem to say no to the donuts.
They aren't even that good.
Just plain old calorie-laden donuts.

We get boxes of donuts donated at work every day. I used to be good at resisting them, but for some reason they are my downfall recently. I'll eat a healthy breakfast, workout, have a healthy snack, pack a healthy lunch, and ruin it all by eating a donut.

If anyone has any ideas, let me know.
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LADYMOOSENL 11/11/2011 4:54AM

    i totally know how you feel! My old job always had food delivered, breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner. I don't even know who's budget it came out of but it was ridiculous and NOT healthy. It's SOOOO hard to say no- even harder to say no EVERY day/time it happens. What helped me a little was that I would:
1) Get it into my head, that if I WAS going to indulge in said donuts, pizza, whatever, I had to do it while it was FRESH. No taking food if it's been sitting there for more than 30 minutes because I would tell myself it wouldn't taste the way I'd hoped and wouldn't be worth breaking my diet/exercise streaks.
and then
2) when I knew they'd be handing out food at certain times or certain weeks, I'd make it a point to myself to schedule meetings with people in other departments during those times. I worked pretty independently, so there were plenty of times where I would walk to another colleague's office to get coffee, discuss a project, talk, etc. just to get away from the "fresh" food near my desk and the associated peer pressure from colleagues to take one as well. Keep yourself "too busy" during this time. After awhile your colleagues will be so used to you not being around or not taking one, that they will stop asking or expecting you to. :) I don't know what kind of job you have and if physically removing yourself during the donut feeding time is even possible, but it's worth a shot. I used to walk "laps" around the parking lot with a colleague (or even by myself with an ipod) to take a short break during this time as well.

Stay strong, and forgive yourself for the days when you do give in (just negotiate extra exercise at the gym after work that day or something). One day at a time. :)
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