I have the same problem at work with snacks being around every corner. I lost count how many food pushers we have at work. They waltz in with sweets piled high on plates or in bowls begging you to just try one. I believe we need to take it one step at a time. Have the trigger foods put in a special place where you won't go all the time. Out of sight out of mind works for me. You have to find what works for you and if and when you fall just remember to get back up and keep going forward.
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You're right...you can't run away from it, meet it head on as often as possible. In your home you may be able to control it, but everywhere else you need to stand strong. Choose your weapon, be it a piece of fruit, some nuts, sugarless gum, water, unsweetened tea, tapping, deep breathing, mindful visualization, a snapshot of what your goal(s) are...and start practicing.
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The hole trigger problems comes from wrong question "To eat or not to eat?". Basically it comes down to willpower which is your enemy when come down to healthy eating habits. Question you should be asking is "Do I want to eat this or this?" Like do you want 5 pieces of chocolate or a bowl of soup. Or "Do I want to eat that extra piece of chocolate and spin bike for 5 minutes?" This way I never have cravings, cause if I want something I eat it ... slow and mindfully. Some days I don't want any, some day I can eat like piece of chocolate and 3-4 cookies.
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Here's how I handle it at my house: they buy products I don't care for (such as candy that has milk chocolate instead of dark), and they put it in spots where I can't see it (above a high cabinet and inside a dresser drawer that isn't my dresser). That is the rule - if they want it, fine, but it has to be something I don't like and they have to put it where I cannot see it. That really works for me.
There are triggers everywhere! I love chocolate, and it is everywhere! Just because I want to tame my sweet-tooth, the rest of the household doesn't want to do the same, so there is stuff everywhere! How can I stay away from it, when I see it everywhere? I don't want to be the "B" telling everybody they can't have it because I can't control myself...?!
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