We all have those moments when in the span of a few seconds where we have a choice....do I have the Reeses Peanut Butter cup or not? [substitute Reese's Peanut Butter cup with whatever food is tempting you] Our mind starts to battle, "I would only have one", then your food angel conscious says, "Yes, but one will lead to two" and your mind responds with, "But what is one piece of candy in the spectrum of all the meals I will have this week?" and then your food angel conscious says, "Don't do it, you'll regret it".......so on and so forth until you ultimately make a decision one way or the other (I admit it, usually the Peanut Butter Cup is eaten).
So here's a simple strategy to help resist the temptation. Try to picture in your mind the post-eating-it experience:
-a piece of fruit or handful of raisins
-a piece of toast with some low fat fruit spread
-a (legal) fig newton
Now go eat the healthy alternative and be done.
Another strategy is as soon as I get the urge to eat something unhealthy, go find something to do immediately. Re-arrange your sock drawer, tidy up your desk, start the next load of laundry, read a book, play with your kids, whatever....just basically force your brain to change the subject.
Ok....so the strategy isn't perfect but it's what helps me....most of the time! :-)
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Hello, my name is Todd Coston. This site is a dedicated to my journey on a plant based diet. I'm passionate about the benefits of this diet and share my thoughts, resources and recipes through this site. I would love to hear from you, so drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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