The Key to Tricking Yourself
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I got the idea of tricking myself out of eating from a response to one of my board posts. I can't remember the sparker, but what they posted really stuck with me. I was having trouble (continuous problem) with mindless snacking, and I wanted to know what other people did to overcome this eating just to be eating routine of mine. One member wrote that they 'play a game'. It's almost like a conversation you have with yourself.
At first I thought this idea was sort of silly. Usually it's considered strange to talk to oneself (even though we all do!), and it's taken me a LONG time to actually tried it. However, today was a first! I had already indulged in a chocolate craving and I knew I no longer had a sweet tooth, but I have this need to have dessert after lunch and dinner. After all the chocolate and then making dinner, I still wanted something sweet! So, I made a little suggestions to myself that I would take my plate into the other room, eat, and then I could come back into the kitchen for a sweet if I really wanted it...
That was about 1.5hrs ago, and honestly I had forgotten all about that extra sweet until just a few seconds ago when I was tracking my dinner!!!
I love 'laughing at myself, because I'll never run out of things to laugh at'!
Goal this week: No eating for the fun of it.