Prevent Unplanned Eating - Beck Day 16
Friday, March 17, 2017
Today is about winning the argument with myself regarding whether or not I should eat something that is not part of my day's plan. For some people this isn't an issue but for me it is. I have a history of not making the right choice in the should I? or shouldn't I? decision.
Remember how as kids we had rules?. You were either allowed to or not allowed to. There was no real grey area. And if you wanted to stay out of trouble you had NO CHOICE but to follow the rules. As we grow up of course this changes. I'm reminded of this meme:
"Did you know that as an adult you can have chocolate cake for breakfast? There is literally no one policing this!"
Well that right there is the problem isn't it. It turns out we are supposed to police ourselves! Who knew?
I need to tell myself that I have NO CHOICE but to stay on plan. If it's not part of the solution (my meal plan) its part of the problem (my excess weight). By telling myself that I have NO CHOICE because it's not on plan I take the pressure off of myself to make the right decision at a time when I have temptation staring me down. This same technique can be used with any rule I make for myself.