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New Habits Day1

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I have a really hard time eating just a bite of something I love but that isn't too good for me. Right now I either have to completely avoid it or face going over my calorie limit for the day. I'm not sure how to overcome this habit and any advise would be appreciated.
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    I can not have just one bite. I have no clever advice for you. For me, it's slippery slope. I do often remind myself I have had that treat before, take a moment and remember how it tastes. I often talk myself out of something, because I know it won't be just one bite,- I remind myself of the tummy ache I will have after and can pass it by
    1841 days ago
    I am having trouble there too! I am suppose to be watching the sweets, the bread, the pasta, and anything that will cause My cholesterol to go up more! I am not sure but I think that is all the good foods! I am sure if We work at it We can get it done!! Hang in there!!! ((HUGS))
    1844 days ago
    I find that if it is a trigger food I have to totally remove it from my environment right now until I am better able to have it around - keep trying until you find out what works for you. Something else I do is plan to have the foods I have an issue with and that way I know it is coming and I can plan the day around it, this way I don't feel so deprived.
    1847 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/2/2013 10:56:27 PM
    Controlling calorie intake is a hard things to do. I am working progress on this too.
    For me, I am taking step by step. Little by little. we can do this !! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1847 days ago
    I try not to have my "trigger" foods in the house - I don't completely cut them out, because if I can't have something suddenly it's all I want and I binge on it the first chance I get. So I have been allowing myself whatever junk food or sweet I crave on the first Friday of the month - whatever I want, no guilt. Then at least I can look forward to it and really enjoy it. Chewing gum and hot herbal tea really do help ward off late-night munchies, which has been my problem I've been working through.

    If it's not in the house, you can't eat it! But it doesn't mean you can't ever have it again. All things in moderation. It's hard, I know! emoticon
    1847 days ago
    I have to do what Turtletalk does, which is to avoid. If I bring chips home, I eat the entire bag in 2 days max. Same for other things I like to eat that aren't good for me. I would suggest not having the temptation in the house and treat yourself once in a while to a full portion instead of a bite here and there so you don't feel like you're being too strict with yourself and binge.
    1848 days ago
    This is so close to the habit I am trying to work on. With me it is linked to emotion so I am going to work on it that way somehow.

    Good luck - I have faith that this Team will all help each other to achieve our goals.
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    1848 days ago
    Woubbie's idea is what I do.....fill up on fats several days in a row. Then, it's a lot easier to say no to that bite here and there. Tough stuff, Michelle. We can do it.....step by step together!
    1848 days ago
    I am with you on this. There are several things I just have to avoid because I lose all control. Ice cream is my best example. A 1/2 cup serving of ice cream for me just opens the flood gates. I deal with it by not buying ice cream. I can have ice cream if I go to an ice cream parlor and order one scoop, but none is allowed in the house.
    1848 days ago
    Completely avoid.

    Yeah, I know, not what you wanted to hear...

    Especially if it's loaded with carbs it's like eating a timebomb. It will raise your blood sugar and insulin levels, and then not long after that your blood sugar will plummet, but the insulin will still be hanging around, and the combination will have you looking for more carbs to fill what is now a physiological need - NOT a psychological one.

    Fill up on nourishing foods that have enough fat to satisfy your body chemistry and you'll get through this!
    1848 days ago
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