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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.

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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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GINILEE4 2/8/2013 7:04PM

   

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.


Gini

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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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