I posted a similar topic in nutrition, but this is a real problem for me and I need to fix it.
I work in a bakery and there are lots of cookies and snacks around that everyone "samples." I pass the cookie racks over and over, and see other people eating something delicious, and smell the cookies and pastries all day. While I think about having one every time I pass I'll tell myself no and be fine with it 9 times out of 10, but when Im passing the racks all day, Ill still end up justifying 2 to 4 cookies a day.
I need a strategy that will improve my self control, because this is not hunger eating, and I don't eat food like this at home. Its purely the visibility and availability. Just telling myself to have more self control is not working. I need something more effective.
Ideas Ive had:
-Getting a new job will help in the long run, but that isn't going to happen over night and it doesn't really address the issue of self control only takes away the trigger.
-Ive tried brushing my teeth on all my breaks
-I'm not allowed to chew gum.
-We can't have personal food in the bakery, so bringing a healthier snack in isn't an option either (although having something healthy planned does work for me at lunch).
-Should I try wearing a rubber band and snapping my wrist when I do succumb? I feel like that wouldn't be a good solution but I'm getting desperate here.
Edited by: WILLOWYGIRL at: 1/27/2013 (06:12)
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