If I have a trigger food that usually I can't keep in my house without finishing off the whole box...for me mint ice cream bars...I hide them in the back of the freezer with everything piled on top so that I can't get to them without digging everything else out first!!
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"thought replacement" to abstain from trigger foods.
I use "thought replacement" to abstain trigger foods. Replace "I love cheesecake" with "Cheese stinks", works with pizza also. You can do this with a trigger food of your own. This is a textbook behavior modification technique.
Hold tempting trigger food close to your face and smell deeply for 60 seconds. Your olfactory system will stop responding to the scent resulting in a decrease in the craving. Repeated over time the trigger will lose it's control.
Pictures of tempting food can sometimes be enough to start pulling you off track. Turn the channel, press mute and look away, or walk away when your trigger foods come on TV. Research is starting to show that for true food addicts, our brains will react to these sights - even when we don't eat them. Who needs it? Just look away and carry on.
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