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Control Those Trigger Foods



If there is a food (or foods) that you know you can't control--first of all, don't allow it to be in your home. If it shows up for some reason give it away, take it away, ruin it, or throw it away. Get rid of it. You WILL be able to control it at some time in a proper portion size, just hang on!

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It can be hard to control it if it is right there--so give yourself space from that food while you work your program and have success. You will know when you can handle that food--be it sweets, chips, ice cream, or whatever.

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  • you are so right. When I have company for a few days, the day they leave, I get everything that is left and give it away so I will not fall into temptation. Also, before I found that you could buy individual 100 calorie microwave pop corn packs, I learned to make the bigger packages but just measure the amount of one portion and throw away the rest, because otherwise, I would eat it all.
    emoticon emoticon - by BRADIA
    You are absolutely right. - by RUBIAFIRE
  • I had a rough time last week with my trigger food, chocolate chip cookies. Somebody else brought some home. However, I realized after I was upset about having some that unlike the old days, when I would sit and graze on the entire package watching TV, I ate 2 of them and stopped. I think I have learned to control one ofmy biggest trigger foods. emoticon - by ENUFF81020

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