Think about EVERYTHING that goes into your body... When I mindlessly eat that's when I pack on the pounds, calories, carbs, and sodium.
I work at a coffee shop and sometimes something looks good or I make a drink and just eat/drink it without thinking about what i just put into my body... I try to think about EVERYTHING that goes into my body.
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If you find yourself staring at a piece of food you can't seem to say no to stop for a brief moment and explain to yourself why you should have the food or better still why you should NOT have the food. Do it out loud if you're alone or explain it to a friend if you're in company.
Don't mindlessly eat, force yourself to be accountable. Make yourself rationalize your choices.
If you can't keep that sweet tooth under control..chew gum!
My biggest stumbling block keeping me from losing weight was my sweet tooth and just mindlessly eating all day. I decided to try chewing gum as an experiment to prevent myself from eating when I'm craving something sweet. If I feel like I"m going to grab something to eat when I don't need it, I pop in a stick of gum instead and it satisfies my need to have something sweet and delicious in my mouth.
I have lost over 20lbs since I started doing this and it helped me regain my control over food. Also don't cheat on your food journal because you are only cheating yourself! I used to just guess and sometimes even put less than what I ate, and obviously I wasn't going to lose weight doing that!
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