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5% Challenge... Trigger Foods

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

One of the assignments for the countdown to the 5% Challenge is to list your trigger foods. I could make a list, but it would be way too lengthy. My trigger foods are mostly snack foods. They can be sweet and/or salty. Most of them are room temperature. This week I've struggled with an open bag of pretzels and m&m's. They were for a Valentine's present, but my husband opened them early. I know I shouldn't have even brought them into the house, but it's too late now.

Trigger foods are usually a problem for me after supper at night. I can usually avoid temptation at work... even if it is Chicken Tender day, but when I'm home the problem rears its head. Like Cody says I just need to not buy the food. So that is the first thing I'm going to do to avoid them. Just not even pick them up in the store which involves not shopping hungry. Then I try to drink a full glass of water and wait a while. If I'm still actually hungry I'll portion out a half serving and record it.

What do you do about trigger foods?

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    I avoid buying them, first of all. I also eat on a schedule and preplan all my meals so I don't have to think about it when I'm hungry. I just grab what I have planned. My go-to evening snack is a big bowl of oil popped popcorn. It fills me up on very few calories and satisfies the chewing urges. Being mindful above all else is really key. Good luck and keep up the good work! emoticon
    1811 days ago
    Right now we are avoiding buying them. It seems to help. Also bringing in healthier snacks is working for us.
    1812 days ago
  • IROCK40
    I eat on a schedule so I am never overly hungry and I stay busy during my trigger times 3-4pm and 8pm. I also find my vision board provides inspiration to stay on track. Good luck!!!
    1812 days ago
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