Preventing binges before they begin
Monday, January 07, 2013
Today, the Spark Coach Session concerned ways in which to prevent nibbling throughout the day. For many, once a bite is taken it leads to another. I am one of those who will grab a little of this and a little of that when i allow my emotions to get the best of me.
The emphasis was on what was called "Out of sight out of mouth." This is something I have been practicing for years. I am happy to say that I am now able to have items in my home I once totally avoided.
I am not a sugar addict, but I do have strange habits. Naturally, I go for the carbs first. My first step was to get all easily grabbed foods out of the way. For example, I never kept dry cereal, crackers etc. I avoided granola and trail mixes.
At one point it was so bad, I ate raw pasta. I am happy to say that has changed. I am now able to keep these items in my home, and stick mostly to my portions. I do have days, however, when I will simply lose control. I will tell myself I despise what I am doing, yet I do it anyway. These times are fewer and farther between, thank goodness. The added guilt, stress, and pounds are not good for my health.
Bottom line, I do agree with what the coaches were saying today. It is a good practice to avoid triggers just as it is for all people with various addictions. If your temptations are not taunting you, it is much easier to avoid them.