I have friends who go on "diets", then they talk about how tempted they are to have pie or cake or pizza or beer or whatever, so I tell them, go on, and have it, only dont eat the whole pie, dont eat the whole box of ice cream and dont drink the whole case of beer. the craving we think we are having for a food, is really only our minds trying to trick us. we just have to play along, and give into the craving, but keep in mind, once you have had a bite or two, or one beer, usually, for most people, you have satisified that need. its no different than a smoker who is using the patches or the ecigs to quit smoking. they are still getting what they need, until eventually they dont need it anymore. same with food, if you just have to have a candy bar, have one of the small ones and eat it in slow, small bites, trick your mind into thinking you have eaten the whole bar.
Having lost 100 pounds, I'm more convinced than ever that this is true. Tonight I plan on going out for dinner for my husband's birthday and I may have a dessert. I haven't had one for a long time, and I'm going to enjoy it, and tomorrow when I wake up I will go right back to my regular habits. The all-or-nothing mindset just does not work for most people.
I do not buy candy bars, I buy Herseys Kisses instead, for some reason I am better at managing that than a candy bar. I also do not buy 6-packs of yogurt. For me, buy a bar of candy, eat a bar of candy, no matter how small or big. The same problem with yogurt, buy a 6 pack,...: -( I spend more money the way do it, but I know these are my down falls, oddly I am not that fond of chocolate.
For a sugar addict, it's next to impossible to eat a moderate amount of sugar. It's the equivalent of telling an alcoholic to stop after one drink.
6/21/2013 10:42:27 PM
I do agree with you on that. Moderation with everything is the key to a good diet plan. However, it sometimes takes a lot of self discipline to stop eating. I know this from experience. It is a good thing that Prescopodene helped me address this concern apart from boosting my metabolism. I'm so happy with the 15kgs I lost that I recommended this to my friend. :)
6/4/2013 5:44:13 PM
Eating everything in moderation is definitely the downfall. Trigger foods will nonetheless trigger people to gain weight because most people will not know when to stop.
I'm not sure why but I am very easily swayed ...... if it's almost lunch and I'm undecided what I'm going to eat...... and the next commercial is pizza..... I want that! it the one following that is burger king.......hmmmmmmm well maybe that?
I agree with the idea that when one thinks of "diet" it is usually something someone does for a short time and then quits. However, diet should really be thought of as what one eats. If I choose to eat according to the SAD way of eating, but only do so in moderation, will that free me from the health consequence of eating food-like substances?
To say that refined sugar is not bad, causes me to wonder who is in Spark People's back pocket. It would be my guess that we will start seeing ads for Crystal sugar soon. I think too much emphasis is placed on the macronutrients and not enough on the micronutrients.
According to this article I an eat: Breakfast: 1 donut instead of 3 Lunch: 12 ounces of soda instead of 24 regular-size chicken nuggets and french fries instead of the upgrade Dinner: 2 slices of Pizza instead of the whole pie
As long as I eat in moderation, everything (my weight and health) should be fine. Hmmmmmph!
I haven't read all the comments, but I've seen some, and I already agree with people like GRACEMCDOG, ALYSSADANNIELE, and HAZYSKIES. Some foods, particularly things with added sugars and wheat, are incredibly addicting for me and detrimental to my health as well. Cutting them out COMPLETELY is the best thing I can do for my health.
'Moderation - a commitment to balance and wholeness'. My partner stresses to me frequently that my plan for better health should be moderation....so I will make it a lifetime process not a means to an end...like dieting,etc. This article was really good. I am an 'all or nothing' type of person who needs to change my thinking.
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