Out of Mind
Thursday, July 20, 2017
There is this English saying that OUT OF SIGHT IS OUT OF MIND, the meaning being that when you don't see that food trigger, it's unlikely you are tempted to chow it. Out of sight could come in two ways:
1. Not stocking the food at all;
2. Stocking because of others around you but keeping it out of sight.
Number 2 is where we find ourselves most times because of others around us who are not interested in eating like us.
We tend to hide the triggers and place in sight the healthy foods. But I believe we can do it better or why would we keep running from food.
This morning in the office, someone brought a pastry I love so much but I totally refused it because, firstly it wasn't yet time to eat and secondly I know I don't need processed foods in my system. So, I pressed "ignore" in my mind and when it was time to eat, I opted for healthy fruits. You see what I mean?
It's often said that you become a slave of what you fear most, I think it is healthier to work on the mind than scamper around for safety whenever food triggers appear. I call it discipline and we are likely to have more victories adapting that method.
I will rather say IN SIGHT AND OUT OF MIND, I know it is easier said but we can work at it and we will win.