I look at my profile in the mirror! If I am tempted by sweets, I eat a piece of fruit. If I am tempted by salt, I eat some greens. I keep food - REAL food on me in a soft-sided cooler all the time. It's almost attached to my hip, LOL. If it is a phakephood phantasy I have fun with it actually. Works all the time.
The brain is a trickster. I am working on being in charge of my thinking and staying in the present moment. I also think that I feel to good to make myself sick!!!!
"What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a masterpiece un folding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath. " Thomas Crum
I reward myself at the end of the day with a banana split my way: I blend a banana with some cocoa powder and a bit of water. It's very satisfactory and much better, I believe, that pieces of chocolate. Isn't cocoa full of antioxydants? ;-) I do this in the evening because it's my 'weakest time' and Hubby used to have a lot of chocolate biscuits around. The banana split would distract me from unhealthy foods.
Use it or lose it. Practice makes perfect. Small things over time make a huge difference.
Hereís something that has worked for me. Iíve walked into the grocery store and felt hungry with the deli tempting me and memories of different things I used to eat....or even when Iíve passed the new treats in the impulse aisle...I take myself directly to the fruit and veggies and picked out a nice tomato or today I found a ripe pear. I purchased it right then before I shopped for anything else and enjoyed eating it in the store as I walked around feeling good that my urge to have something was satisfied by something healthy
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