If there is a food (or foods) that you know you can't control--first of all, don't allow it to be in your home. If it shows up for some reason give it away, take it away, ruin it, or throw it away. Get rid of it. You WILL be able to control it at some time in a proper portion size, just hang on!
It can be hard to control it if it is right there--so give yourself space from that food while you work your program and have success. You will know when you can handle that food--be it sweets, chips, ice cream, or whatever.
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"thought replacement" to abstain from trigger foods.
I use "thought replacement" to abstain trigger foods. Replace "I love cheesecake" with "Cheese stinks", works with pizza also. You can do this with a trigger food of your own. This is a textbook behavior modification technique.
Hold tempting trigger food close to your face and smell deeply for 60 seconds. Your olfactory system will stop responding to the scent resulting in a decrease in the craving. Repeated over time the trigger will lose it's control.
Make sure that you do not keep 'trigger foods' (foods that you can't stop eating once you start, usually due to some emotional upheaval). I used to allow myself graham crackers as a healthy snack (portion control). BUT, I found I would overeat them when depressed or upset... so I stopped buying them immediately. I may bring them back if I can gain control over myself.
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