We were away for 9 days for a family wedding, and visited a number of friends and family members for meals. After much consideration, I decided not to take the computer with me, or to write down everything I ate. Instead, I pre-planned healthy snacks for on the train, avoided all deep fried foods and salads with mayonnaise, ate whole grains, fresh vegetables and fish whenever possible, and practiced portion control at every meal... I maintained my weight, in spite of all the temptations!
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Trust yourself to know that eating that [insert "bad food" here] isn't bad, it's not going to mess you up, and that you can stick to one bite. You'll hit the spot, AND show yourself that you can do this and can see it through.
It's pretty simple - don't buy foods that encourage you to binge. And don't carry money with you if you can't trust yourself to drive by McDs or Starbucks without stopping. If it's not available you can't overdo it!
Make a budget and stick to it. Using an envelope system can work by withdrawing the money you allot for buying food and pay for groceries with cash. Or if you don't trust yourself to not get a pizza delivery or something then use your check/debt card but track all spending with mint.com
Check out daveramsey.com for more tips on how to save money and get out of debt.
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