I always overpack my lunchbox - not because I want to overeat, but because I love having options. Having the option to choose whether I want to eat an orange or an apple, yogurt or string cheese, really helps me stay on track with my food choices. If I limit what I bring, I'm more likely to not want it and snack on something I shouldn't be eating. But having the choice of choosing what I want makes me eat something that I want instead of HAVING to eat what is there.
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Start by giving yourself permission to eat what you want. As soon as you tell yourself, "tomorrow I'm going to stop eating cookies" you want to head straight for the cookie jar. Instead, give yourself options. So I can eat 1 cookie or I can save the calories to have a little extra at dinner.
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