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BSG Week Three - Junk Food & Sweets

Friday, May 21, 2021

Happy Friday! Our BSG focus for May is OSOM - Keep Junk Food / Sweets Out of Sight and Out of Mind. Do you have unhealthy food in your kitchen or other places around the house, at work, in our vehicles, etc. that you know you should not have? Do you have unhealthy foods that seem to find their way into your home either from your spouse or from you unconsciously buying them and bringing them home? If so, what are some the most tempting to you and have you found a way to avoid eating them? If so, please share.

Well, I have to start this post by saying that I do the shopping for my family which helps a lot. Since the pandemic, I make a shopping list and place my grocery order online, then pick it up. This has helped me stop buying things that I don't need. However, with kids in the house, it is always something on the grocery list that is tempting so I allow myself to partake in what I enjoy sometimes. For example, I love mozzarella sticks w/ ranch, cream cheese danish, oatmeal raisin cookies, and pizza. Normally, I keep unhealthy food in the kitchen, but it is out of sight. The only thing that I keep in my work area from time to time is chocolate candy. My favorites are:

I do not keep food or treats in my car so that's never a problem. My husband really don't like sweets so he never sabotage my healthy eating habits. It's always ME. Now, I had to stop buying cakes unless it is a birthday (cheese cake and pound cake are my favorites) or holiday and oatmeal raisin cookies. I would eat and eat until it is gone. There I said it. Nowadays, the most tempting junk foods that I love to eat are:

The only way I can avoid eating a whole bag of Doritos or a carton of ice cream is not to buy it at all. Sometimes I may buy a small bag or carton just to satisfy my craving, track it and move on. Another thing that seems to help me is to plan to have your sweet treats when you dine out that way you're sure to have portion control. Honestly, I have to say that if you review your food tracker for the week and notice a lot of junk food, then I would suggest revamping your healthy journey plan.
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    on the rare occasion
    41 days ago
    I’ve decided I just can’t buy it. I’m an overindulger. I’m learning to enjoy my frozen mango and dark chocolate bark.it’s not cookies but I don’t throw down on those. emoticon
    I hope you are doing awesome emoticon
    62 days ago
    "The only way I can avoid eating a whole bag of Doritos or a carton of ice cream is not to buy it at all."
    That's me!! If I buy a small one, it sets off cravings and I wind up buying more. Best to leave it on the shelves!
    68 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    You seems to have a emoticon plan for you to avoid eating allot of sweet.
    69 days ago
  • LESLEY_62
    Great strategy to avoid treats.

    69 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    Sounds like you are doing your best to keep treats out of reach. I also have trouble spots and I can only avoid them if they are not in my house. . Keep up the good work.
    70 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    I'm not the primary shopper in the house anymore and haven't been for quite awhile. I've had to learn to deal with the temptation of snacks and goodies in the house and concentrate on mindful thinking and eating. I've found that if I stop eating certain foods that I'll just want them more. I've worked on being responsible and aware for everything that I put in my mouth. The food doesn't have power over me, I have power over it. Over time I've gauged how food tastes when I'm eating. It's all about saeity. At first it tastes really good, but after a few bites it doesn't taste as good and I stop so I'm not eating mindlessly. It's all about being aware and responsible for what I'm eating.
    70 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11945874
    I also avoid buying things That I know are going to be detrimental to me. Once it enters the house it is like a big siren that keeps sounding off! .... All though my husband brings things home like a big canister of mixed nuts this week!! emoticon
    70 days ago
    70 days ago
    I too do better with the tempting goodies when they are not in the house. I generally do not buy them. Unfortunately when the pandemic first hit, I DID break down for the carbs...Oreo's, chips and cheese puffs. I'm finally beyond that again. I don't have them in the house and if I absolutely crave one, I will make a special trip to a gas station and buy just a single serving package...not a big old bag. Fortunately, I'm lazy and will think twice about running out to buy a small bag...I more often than not, don't bother. I now make sugar free jello for the occasions when I just want some sort of treat.
    70 days ago
    The food tracker is my accountability buddy! If I stray, it will let me know. I find that it is best not to have junk food in the house. OF course, now it'd just DH and I, the kids are on their own, so in my head, there's less of an excuse to get the junk food.

    Good luck! Definitely OSOM is a good strategy!

    70 days ago
  • no profile photo CD23454842
    I too am primary shopper for household and have found shopping on line for groceries has helped decrease my impulse junk food buying. I also swear we might be long lost relation, you sound a lot like me with how I am with the "bad" foods. Good luck to you
    70 days ago
    I stopped buying chips quite some time ago. I agree curbside shopping has helped. I am not nearly as tempted to buy junk food on line as I was when I was in the store looking at it. I have cut out a lot of my snacking. When I do eat something now it is planned not just a spur of the moment snack attack.
    70 days ago
    emoticon That happens to me all the time. emoticon
    70 days ago
    Yes, I have trouble with treats, too. It sounds like you're working on good strategies to avoid them.
    70 days ago

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    70 days ago
    70 days ago
    Yes and i only nibble once in a while
    70 days ago
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