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Old 01-09-2010, 08:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I used to leave out bowls of candy for holidays, plates of cookies and baked goodies for the kids and hubby, a bowl of chips and salsa while we made mexican food, stuff like that. Since using fitday, I have gotten into the habit of keeping EVERYTHING out of sight! There is always a big bowl of fresh whole fruit on the table, and I chop up celery sticks, carrots, radishes, pickles, and keep them in the front of the fridge so I'm more likely to grab that instead of the chocolate. (which is now in the freezer so I have to wait for it to defrost!) At work, when faced with co-workers bringing in doughnuts and treats, I tell them I can't have that. I think of it like a food I'm allergic to.
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:43 AM   #22 (permalink)
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At work, when faced with co-workers bringing in doughnuts and treats, I tell them I can't have that. I think of it like a food I'm allergic to.
I used to work with a girl that would refuse goodies at work saying she is allergic, that it makes her butt swell.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:57 PM   #23 (permalink)
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There is always a big bowl of fresh whole fruit on the table, and I chop up celery sticks, carrots, radishes, pickles, and keep them in the front of the fridge so I'm more likely to grab that instead of the chocolate
Wow these are great ideas.

I remember hearing a weight watcher friend saying: "Plan ahead or Plan to fail".

Preparing food ahead like you do is a great idea to Plan to succeed.

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Old 01-11-2010, 10:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I used to leave out bowls of candy for holidays, plates of cookies and baked goodies for the kids and hubby, a bowl of chips and salsa while we made mexican food, stuff like that. Since using fitday, I have gotten into the habit of keeping EVERYTHING out of sight! There is always a big bowl of fresh whole fruit on the table, and I chop up celery sticks, carrots, radishes, pickles, and keep them in the front of the fridge so I'm more likely to grab that instead of the chocolate. (which is now in the freezer so I have to wait for it to defrost!) At work, when faced with co-workers bringing in doughnuts and treats, I tell them I can't have that. I think of it like a food I'm allergic to.
You mention refusing doughnuts at work as an allergy....I think of it as that's one time I said "no" to another bad food for my body. Chalk it up to will power no matter how you look at it. No matter how you refuse that temptation, your will power is the master behind the "NO"!!!!
Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:53 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I eat basically the same thing for breakfast and lunch each day (with some variation) so my routine is, when I get to work, put in all the food I plan to eat there and what I've already had - breakfast, lunch, and snacks. That way, I know how many calories I have left for dinner etc, and helps me to resist treats in the staff lounge because I know that whatever I eat will mess up what I've done already.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:05 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Allow yourself ONE indulgence a week. ONE Serving. ONLY ONE. But give yourself that. I find, if I don't have something I'm really craving or wanting, I'll eat everything else until I get that taste/texture satisfied.

Also, a multi vitamin a day does wonders for this!! (you're body won't crave what it may be missing, cuz it ain't missing nuthin!)
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I find it best if I have salty, protien & sweet snacks available.

Over eating and thinking to much about calories & how much/what food... could become an obsession for me. So I set my snacks up- the same day that I do my shopping.

If I shop Saturday- on Saturday- I have a bowl of readily available fruit set up. I slice oranges or tangerines and place them in a baggy, put soy nuts in sanwich bags. Cut carrots and place in a bowl & baggies.

For my protien snacks, I boil the eggs, slice the cheese- again soy nuts are great protien.

If I am desperate for a treat - rather than eating something I am sure to be sorry about,
I just add some sugar free/fat free pudding mix to my shake mix & make a health desert.
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Hi,

If you want stop your hobbit, first mentally you have to fix in your mind, you should control yourself.Before eating any item just this about that, that is good for health or not than you can stop eating that food. If its good for health no problem.
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Make a rule for yourself for just a few days. The rule would be that if you didn't plan to eat it, it's just not gonna go down. Explain that to whoever cooks for you. Remember, it's just for a few days. No surprises. See how that goes.

What will happen is - you won't be impulsively dining out with friends. And eventually, if this becomes a habit, you will dine out but review the menu ahead of time and decide on something that looks good and least-caloric from the menu, or else you'll have to find another place to dine.

People were dieting successfully for years and years without having access to modern tools like the Internet and online menus. This means life has gotten easier for dieters, not harder. So, use those tools, just like you use fitday.
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...People were dieting successfully for years and years without having access to modern tools like the Internet and online menus. This means life has gotten easier for dieters, not harder. So, use those tools, just like you use fitday.
Very good point!

Re going to restaurants, whenever possible, I too look at the menu online and choose a good option before I go. Or I'll have half a portion. I love Reuben sandwiches (800 calories - ). Now I only eat half the sandwich and have a green salad instead of fries. Still not the most healthful choice in terms of fat calories, but it's a treat and I feel completely satisfied with just half the sandwich. I know people who ask for a take home container when their order comes, and they immediately put half of their meal into it.
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