Where I work the spot people leave food is right in front of my desk and people are always bringing in doughnuts. I have found a trick that keeps me out of them. I only allow myself to eat one kind (Boston cream). If there isn't one of those in the box, I can stay out of it. If I wait to check to see if there is one, maybe someone else has taken it already. This way I'm not telling myself I can never eat a doughnut but at least I only have one once in a while.
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Let's say my craving today is doughnuts and I feel powerless to resist them. I imagine an animated dozen doughnuts ringing my doorbell. When I open the door, 4 doughnuts hold me down, 2 doughnuts force my mouth open and the other half dozen jump in my mouth. Ridiculous, yes? Of course it is, but so is the notion I have no more control over my eating than that, and I've made myself smile. 3024620
A few people that I know have found that temptation makes losing weight soooo much harder. I have a deep love of junk food, I've learned to substitute healthier choices for my regular junk foods and help keep me on track.
ex: doughnuts-- buy a doughnut pan and make muffins or cupcakes or find a low cal BAKED doughnut recipe pizza-- when the family goes out & grabs pizza I have a lean cuisine DELUXE french bread waiting in the fridge ice cream-- frozen yogurt
I ate a doughnut yesterday because they were sitting around the office. It was an indulgence I allowed myself, but today I've eaten healthy all day and am now loging-in feeling full from a wonderfully healthy dinner and full of motivation despite the little indulgence.
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