My kids have their own cuboard in the kitchen where they keep sugary snacks,its so easy not to eat anything from there when your an adult isnt it? We all ate sugary snacks when we were kids didnt we?Now most of us realize we cant be slim and healthy if we eat sugary proccessed snacks, leave that to the children.
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Finding a friend who has similar goals and has gone through the same journey that you have. My best friend Tracey is my accountability partner. We text and email anytime we need that extra support to keep going. We are about the same height and have both battled our weight for most of our lives. We face similar challenges and see each other through. This is especially helpful to battle emotional eating and food addiction.
Not only does this keep you accountable, it also keeps you from feeling like you're all alone, and a few words of encouragement or just the ability to admit your struggling to someone who goes through the same thing keeps your hand out of the cookie jar and in the bag of baby carrots.
I am faced with temptation all day. When I make a positive choice (like putting the cookies away after giving one to the kids) I pay myself a 25 cents. I put the quarter in my pocket & the jingle of the change reminds me that I'm doing well. At the end of the month I buy myself a treat!
Get a roll of quarters from the bank and keep them in a jar where they are handy.
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