@Beccasingslead.. I have the same problem I wish I could think about what I am eating before I eat it instead of after.. I am keeping my change at home as well and trying to focus on when I am hungry and when it is stress and making better choices.. However today is only day one of this new plan for me.
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I have read the posts and take issue with those that propose a supernatural being has anything to do with calming one's sweet tooth. There are plenty of non believers walking the planet who are in control of their lollipops. One has to think logically and understand that it is the make up of our brains that dictate what we choose to do and that includes eating. WE have to stick to a plan and put faith in ourselves. There are third world countries where people are starving. Other places where floods and other natural disaster have made food almost unavaulable. What kind of being would impose such hardship on adults and children? Look to your inner self, have courage and bust the sugar cravings!
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Hi, this is for KBRADFORD88 I feel the same way you do. I have 4 sons and they don't care what they grab to eat; even when I buy things that are 100 calories, so I grab what ever is sweet around me to make me feel better. I just wish I would think before I throw something in my mouth sometimes.
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Stress is my trigger. I am so overwhelmed by my life. I have four kids at home and I feel like an idiot when I know many moms who would trade with me to be home with their kids. I feel like nothing is finished. My house never feels clean or picked up (we moved 2 months ago and I have not finished unpacking). I think guilt and doubt and confusion leads me to the only constant in my life right now. I want it to be my faith, but lately it has not been what I turn to. I struggle with having small steps. I think making some small goals will help me feel like I am accomplishing things. Goal 1 get healthy foods in the house so I will not be going out at 3 pm to have a sugar fix. It seems really hard to keep a week's worth of healthy groceries here with a 12 year old boy who wants to eat everything. I know this sounds like complaining. I just feel so over the top!
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I have 2 main triggers...hunger and stress. If I allow myself to get too hungry I reach first for something sweet and stressful situations make me reach for sugar...like a drug, really. For a moment it makes me feel calmer but it doesn't take long for anger at myself to kick in and I end up feeling worse. So, my action plan is to eat when I first feel a little hungry instead of delaying and to stop keeping cash on hand when I'm at work because that makes it much easier to reach for a sweet fix when I get stressed at work.
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