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Preventing binges before they begin

Monday, January 07, 2013

Today, the Spark Coach Session concerned ways in which to prevent nibbling throughout the day. For many, once a bite is taken it leads to another. I am one of those who will grab a little of this and a little of that when i allow my emotions to get the best of me.
The emphasis was on what was called "Out of sight out of mouth." This is something I have been practicing for years. I am happy to say that I am now able to have items in my home I once totally avoided.
I am not a sugar addict, but I do have strange habits. Naturally, I go for the carbs first. My first step was to get all easily grabbed foods out of the way. For example, I never kept dry cereal, crackers etc. I avoided granola and trail mixes.
At one point it was so bad, I ate raw pasta. I am happy to say that has changed. I am now able to keep these items in my home, and stick mostly to my portions. I do have days, however, when I will simply lose control. I will tell myself I despise what I am doing, yet I do it anyway. These times are fewer and farther between, thank goodness. The added guilt, stress, and pounds are not good for my health.
Bottom line, I do agree with what the coaches were saying today. It is a good practice to avoid triggers just as it is for all people with various addictions. If your temptations are not taunting you, it is much easier to avoid them. emoticon emoticon

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    I thought I had this conquered, but it's reared it's ugly head again. Cleaning out my spaces and getting rid of triggers in my house is on my list of things to do today! I know I can do it again!
    1908 days ago
    I tend to lose the battle with my triggers most every time..still working on that!
    1965 days ago
    Very good points. That is a big problem for me. DW loves to open a package of snack items and leave them out on the kitchen counter. Sometimes there are 4 or 5 different things on the counter. Easy for her to avoid but not me. Nevertheless, I am getting better now that I have found my own way to avoid them.
    1965 days ago
    eww raw pasta!
    I keep a handy supply of mixed nuts and dried fruit and don't buy my old triggers.
    1965 days ago
    I've never eaten raw pasta, but I have been known to kill a box of Cheerios. I have avoided my triggers for a long time, as well as anything that may trigger a trigger, if you know what I mean. My mind is an evil place. Let without the rigid NO of practice, I can convince myself that "this time will be different". It never is.
    1965 days ago
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