Many times my wife and I I catch ourselves just munching on something without thinking about it. You're not a horrible person for having a treat, or something that is "off plan", but make it a conscious decision and understand the consequences!
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When I am trying to lose weight, but I am faced with a temptation that really wouldn't help my cause - I don't "cheat". I make a decision, it's my decision, I know the outcome of my decision, and I own it. I stopped looking at it as "cheating", which causes guilt feelings, and leads to overwhelming feelings of "what's the use, why bother, this is too hard. One decision doesn't have to lead to a lot of bad decisions. It is an opportunity to learn about yourself and help you make some pretty good
Focus on the sensations exploding in your mouth by eating mindfully. Fix a nice place for yourself at the table. Make your food look beautiful. No TV. No computers or video games. No books. Be fully present with each bite. You will feel satisfied as you feed your hunger, not your appetite.
"Mindful Eating" by Jan Chozen Bays
True friends - they are not looking to change me or make me into something that I am not. The world is a better place because I am in it. I can spread gloom or I can spread cheer – I decide and I make MY own decisions – I choose to smile - a smile is contagious a frown is not.252
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