#14. There is no forbidden fruit
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
There is no food that I tell myself I cannot eat. NONE.
There are TIMES when I won't let myself eat ANY food at all -- especially after 6pm at night.
(There are special occasions, of course that overrule that.)
And there are FOODS that I avoid, like candy, and most desserts. Too much sugar sets off a craving for more sugar, and that is never good.
I don't drink any alcohol - only because it makes me feel ill for days.
I also don't drink coffee, because I react to the caffeine. I drink decaffeinated tea -- with 1/2 cup of 1% milk.
As many of my SP friends here have said before - it is all about PORTION CONTROL
Many mornings I have peanut butter (2 tablespoons) and fig spread (1 -2 teaspoon) on a slice of whole grain toast. I love peanut butter, so I eat it whenever I want to -- for breakfast.
I just don't eat too much of it. And I don't feel tempted to eat too much, because I know I can have it again tomorrow if I want.
In fact, the only time I am tempted to binge on a food is if I feel it is 'forbidden fruit,' and I should not eat it at all. That is when I am most tempted to eat more than a portion, because who knows when I will eat it again.
It is so much easier to stick to the smaller portion today if I know I can have it again if I want.
So there is no forbidden fruit for me.
As a result, it is so much easier to sustain this way of eating.