I can totally relate as I don't do well with temptation either. So I avoid it as much as possible.
I have learned some tips.
I avoid areas in the grocery store that have garbage foods. In the check out lanes I read the magazines to avoid seeing the candy. Same anywhere I go. I don't look at what I don't want to see.
Co-workers are usually really understanding about diets if they know it is for a medical reason and not cosmetic reason thus I let people know that I don't want to be tempted by the bonbons unless they know how to do CPR. That usually laugh but it causes some questions where I can briefly describe what it's like to have a 30 blood sugar and almost die - in lay terms - hunger, sweaty, staggering, nauseated, confused, shaky, nervous, numb, tingly, dizzy, irritable, drowsy, blurred vision, unable to speak or slurred speech, on to coma and if not treated................death, etc. People tend to get it.
Usually at most places you work they have places that are food landmines and I learned to avoid those places. If it's a break room, avoid it. If you need a drink of water or some tea or coffee have some one bring it to you.
Or bring your own thermos. My hubby does that for other reasons. He works with grimy people who don't wash their hands after using the rest room and doesn't want every cold, flu, G.I.virus that goes around. You work with grimy people too. Picture those cookies that you are tempted by covered in feces from someone who went to the bathroom and didn't wash their hands because it happens everywhere, including your work place. I see it every time I go to Wal-mart. Did you know that one of the main causes of food poisoning are potlucks?
Bring your own healthy snacks. An Atkins bar or a homemade protein smoothie, though certainly not health food, sure beats most of the really junky stuff that you encounter at this time of year and it satisfies the candy urge. Nuts satisfy my salty cravings. Try some cheese, nuts, etc.
Make your own homeade healthy snacks - roasted flavored garbanzo beans, cheese crisps, low carb cookies, low carb fudge, etc. There are some good recipes.
It helps if you are in charge, like I was, or if you have some rapport with those who are because you or they can nix a lot of this nonsense. I told my staff that if they wanted to bring goodies they were to be healthy.
When did we get to the point where we decided that holidays were a good time to poison ourselves with the worst food options possible? When you are offered this stuff picture yourself having a gigantic seizure from low blood sugar where people you respect and that respect you see you wet your pants. I was almost there and cringe to think what could have happened. But I'm a nurse so people around me know what low blood sugar looks like and how to treat it. They know how to do CPR and how to get someone back from the edge. I no longer work but I still see my friends and they appreciate that I keep myself under control and that no one, including my family, has had to deal with me having a hypoglycemic attack in years.
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