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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.
Great thread Rosaliee!
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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 try to realize that temptation is just a thought and I can change my thoughts.
If it comes from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Michael Pollan
What you do to yourself, you do to the world.
What you do to the world, you do to yourself.
It just goes to show you, it's always something--if it ain't one thing, it's another
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.
I only have one or two servings of chocolate in the house or I will eat it all.
The old have a piece of chocolate and eat one a day just doesn't work cause I will eat the whole bag.
Edited by: DS9KIE at: 5/2/2012 (01:10)
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Eating got me into this mess and eating is going to get me out of this mess
THE SALAD IS THE MAIN DISH
The greatest act can be one little victory ...Celebrate the moment as it turns into one more Just one little victory, a spirit breakin' free.One little victory-Rush
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
What tricks are you using to avoid temptation?
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