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Change Versus Same

Friday, February 08, 2013

Change gets results every time.

Sometimes I get in my own way by not changing the way I approach food. I have seen the articles touting all kinds of different ways to food combine, or use various cleanses, or even give up fat, carbs, or sugar.

Yes, that's change alright - but it's not change I can live with forever. After a set period of deprivation, I reach a breaking point, and then find myself in the midst of a feeding frenzy consuming exactly those food items I was trying to avoid.

It's why I have chosen to eat in moderation instead of deprivation. Half a portion of something I desire is far more satisfying to me than not being able to have it at all. I practice "halfsies" all the time.

"Trigger foods" are an exception to "moderation instead of deprivation".

For example, crisps (chips) - I do not keep them in the house. If I want them I have to go get them, and only in a single serving size bag. Do you know how hard it is to find a single serving size bag for purchase?

If I am at someone else's house and crisps are on offer, then I either practice moderation instead of deprivation or I ignore them entirely, which is hard, but if I am not feeling like I can eat them responsibly, then I would rather have something else equally tempting instead of over consuming them and feeling bad for my perceived lack of self-control later.

My husband swears they've begun coating them with some sort of super-instant addicting "crack crisp" flavor because he, too, just wants to inhale the entire bag!

At least I'm not the only one and that makes me feel better.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAYDE53 2/9/2013 12:12AM

    I think we all have our weaknesses! Mine isn't chips, but it's not always the same either. Sometimes it's sweets, sometimes it's salty, sometimes it's even protein, I don't know what sets it off. but if I could just do it in moderation. Good one!

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Oh, believe me, you are NOT the only one!!! I would give up anything, including chocolate, for chips. I just don't have them. I don't buy them except for DS and he hides them in his room. Thank you son.


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SUNNYAGAIN 2/8/2013 4:15PM

  Great Blog! emoticon

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SPARTAN40 2/8/2013 4:10PM

    Great blog. Moderation is key. I also practice the single serving method. I don't buy a big bag of chips and count out one serving. I get a bag that's 150 calories and I know I can eat the whole thing.

Keep Sparkin'

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 2/8/2013 9:48AM

    TRUST ME, your not alone!......I could have wrote this blog it was so me,,,,theres too much information out there its so, so confusing!.......I think, tho, moderation is key, I agree,,,,but thats something I'm still working on!....Have a great weekend!

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SISSIE21 2/8/2013 8:57AM

    OMG, I can so relate to this! How many times have I looked for 'salvation' at the bottom of a bag of potato chips! (or candy, or ice cream or......, etc.)
I KNOW the answer is just not in there. Guess it's learning to navigate life without that faithful companion... junk food..
I also like the idea of moderation and I basically eat a normal diet in moderation, but... there are trigger foods and we keep them out of the house. Because they will call my name until I give in, so they are not allowed in anymore!
One day at a time...
Have a great weekend!
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DONTNODIP 2/8/2013 8:14AM

    Excellent! I, too, do not keep trigger foods in my house for the same reason. They have a way of undoing an entire day of virtue in 15 minutes. Keep up the good work and I'll be here doing the same. emoticon

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NUTRON3 2/8/2013 7:03AM

    I found i need to keep changing things up

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