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Snack Attack!

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Went shopping while hungry, usually a sure way to bring home more than intended, and worse than intended. I mean, it feels like sometimes there needs to be some level of snackages lying around, just to quickly calm a sweet (or salty) tooth, and avoid a constant low level aggravation. But then any such supplies get quickly consumed in a raging binge, and I'm left in that state of aggravation anyway. I'm relatively good at withstanding the aggravation, and keeping myself bereft of the snackages for a couple of weeks at a time, to the point where I'm noshing on pecans or walnuts, not often items I'd choose to imbibe, just to exercise my jaw.

And yes, I'm well aware this is a recipe for weight gain. And yes, I'm well aware that despite my losing weight over the past 8 months or so, I probably could have done *that much* better by withstanding those cravings more often, and not allowing myself those binges. But there you have it. The cravings exist, the binges happen, more often than I'd like, but less often than they have in the past. I'm working on it. Calling myself out here is part of the working on it. It won't change immediately, otherwise it already would have. Beating myself over the head with the cudgel of regret would probably only leave bruises on the scalp without changing the behavior.

That said, maybe next time, I could just get the low salt crackers, alongside the cookies? Every bit(e) counts, after all.
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  • LOF7203
    Hard habit to break
    5 days ago
    I’m right there with you. I am repeating Dr Mark Hyman’s 10 day sugar detox, and am currently heading into day 5 tomorrow. I spent a good potion of today feeling borderline rage, and I know that leftover pumpkin pie tonight would’ve tamed it, for a minute. But I also know from having done this before, that my hostility, irritability and anxiety will drop exponentially the farther I stay from sugar and simple carbs. I will feel better and look better. I also know these things when I’m in the middle of devil may care binging on those items too. Today, I was successful. Good luck to you! Good luck to all of us...
    5 days ago
    Partha I have a bag of chocolate chips (for baking of course) and a bag or raisins(also for baking right) Had them for months. I have them in by baking supply cabinet fully aware that I might have a frenzy and eat the entire thing.
    I try not to buy foods that have no brakes to stop me. But....
    5 days ago
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