When I'm about to eat something that I haven't planned for, I make myself do something else for 5 minutes. Usually by then, the guilt has caught up with me, or the craving has subsided and I decide not to.
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When I really want to snack, I ask myself to wait 10 more minutes. If I still want it, I can have it. But then I ask myself, can I wait 10 more minutes? It becomes a game/test. I did it recently on a 3 hour drive and kept doing 10 more, just 10 more, until I made it home.
think/rethink. so often we go out to eat and we often wait until we are really hungry. when going into a restaurant, look at the menu, make your selection, lay it down and wait a few minutes, then look again. giving yourself a few minutes to reconsider your first choice. this also goes for fast food. allow the next person in line to go ahead of you, giving yourself time to look at the board once more. at home, look in the fridge, close the door, wait 5 mins, then look again.
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