I wait until the last minute to buy treats so they are not in the house to tempt us too long. I then keep the bowl of goodies on top of the scales so I am reminded of my goals and do not dip into those dastardly dangerous fun sized bars. Have fun be safe.
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With Halloween coming up, I wanted to avoid the temptation of a bowl full of delicious chocolate staring me in the face all night so I decided to buy candy I don't like. For instance, I hate coconut, nothing, not even smothering it in chocolate would get me to eat it, so naturally Mounds or Almond Joy would be a perfect choice for Halloween treats this year.
This concept also works if someone in the house has a sweet tooth. My husband bought a dessert (with coconut in it) and it sat in the fridge for almost two weeks. No temptation at all!
My daughter who is 18 is probably in the obese category. I have asked her directly to take a look at SparkTeen but she refuses. What I realized is that the indirect approach seems to have more effect. I make sure to track when she is in the room. I measure my food and she notices because we are often in the kitchen together. Slowly I hope to show good habits, be available for questions and stoke that slow burning fire so that when she is ready she will have the tools and information available.
Teenagers seem to respond to this show me, don't tell me strategy
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