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Silence the voices

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thanks for all the great feedback. I have a question for all you sparkers. I have come to realize that in order to lose weight and keep it off I need to "silence the voices". Don't worry, I'm not crazy, but food speaks to me. You know what I mean. The muffins in the break room or the chocolate on my secretaries desk or anything in my fridge. I've been on this journey since April and I've lost over 50 pounds. The voices are quiet. I have a couple of theories on why they are quiet:
1. Decisions: I've been on a strict protocol and the decisions are made for me. If you read "willpower" it says that we have less ability to make good decisions if we have already used up our willpower for the day (hence the nighttime eating).
2. Audio tapes: I've been listening to audiotapes designed to change your thinking patterns about food. Maybe they work?
3. Accountability - I weigh in every week with a real person.
4. Blood sugar swings - I have noticed that when I eat more carbs I want more and more. Sugar and refined carbs seem to "wake up" the voices in my head.

So - now that I'm almost to maintenance (2 pounds) what do I do to keep the voices away?
I'd love your ideas and I'll post more tomorrow about my plan.
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  • no profile photo CD14253479
    We always will come up with more reasons this happens. One of my major reasons is because of the chemicals in the "food" and of course lack of nutrition in what I was eating.

    Best way I found to avoid those triggers was to imagine that pepper was sprinkled on it all. I hate pepper.
    2511 days ago
  • NHES220
    #4 is a definite for me. I tend to avoid the sugar and refined carbs as it triggers the cravings. I always skip the bread basket when we go out to eat. I also find that when I workout, I am much less likely to cheat - I guess I don't want to undo all the good I am doing.

    2511 days ago
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