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How do you talk 'self' out of food?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

So, even though I've been having some incredible workouts lately, I have beempn blowing it when it comes to nutrition on this trip. I've had 1,000s of calories of sweets! And, then there were the chips & onion rings. Ugh!

So, how do you talk yourself out of eating things you shouldn't be eating? I've been thinking if I just knew the right words to say to myself, maybe I could stop this insanity.

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    I know how you feel. Especially after long workouts I tend to eat way worse foods. I love reading everyone's suggestions.
    3747 days ago
  • FIT2FIGHT1970
    I’m an all or nothing kind of guy. When I was not exercising and eating poorly, I was completely sedentary and ate complete garbage. When faced with the challenge of turning down food I used to love, I simply tell myself that I’m simply not allowed to eat that. It’s not on my list of approved foods. If I were to cheat, even a little, it would start me on a new journey that would undo all of the hard work I’ve put into improving myself.

    On a more practical note, when I’m surrounded by bad food and I know I will be around it all day (like holidays with family), I just stuff myself with fruit and veggies and water until I couldn’t possibly fit anything else into my belly.
    3751 days ago
  • ANNE7X7
    your guess is as good as mine! emoticon I will be following up on other's comments for sure!!
    3751 days ago
    The thing I always try to say to myself is "how will this food make you feel PHYSICALLY". It doesn't always work but sometimes it does. It at the very least always makes me conscious that I'm making a choice and it's not mindless eating.
    3751 days ago
    I think to always make sure you have a healthy option available is a good idea. I always have some nuts, apples, berries, protein bars around so I know that if I want to snack on something, at least I am snacking on something healthy
    3751 days ago
    My mission this week is to have fruit with me (at work or in the fridge at home) at all times. Rather than reach for the Starburst or mini M&Ms we were given at Easter, I'm looking forward to my blueberries and watermelon.
    3751 days ago
    Realized I haven't been drinking water lately...except for at meals. Will try to drink more today! And, I'm looking forward to a sweet orange for dessert tonight. Yum!
    3751 days ago
    Fireballs save me A LOT of calories!! emoticon
    3751 days ago
    Like the answer below (Aspen 29) :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It's the advice I'm going to use since I was wondering about that answer myself lol!!
    3751 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/28/2011 9:11:09 AM
  • no profile photo TBRANTNER3
    I found that my patterns are if I eat chips, i need sweet afterwards so end up with a double snack. I think if you pick one or plan a snack, and portion control it, eat it slowly, you would have better control. Believe me, i feel your pain, I lose control as well and struggle every day with doing better.
    3751 days ago
    Tough question especially when you are not home.
    - Try to find replacements.
    - Question yourself, Do I really want this?
    - If it gets real bad, simply repeat emoticon I have had enough. I said emoticon
    - Step away for 10 minutes, if I still want it in 10 minutes I will have 2(or whatever) of them.
    - OK drink first... lots of water and gum, fruit and so on.
    - Do I eat this at home? No, then way am I eating it here?
    - I am strong!
    - The more good decisions I make the easier it is. SO make a good decision.
    - I worked out hard. Do I want to waste those calories burned on these chips. HECK NO!

    3751 days ago
    What I said when I was on my trip was, I can have a small portion of sweets but for the majority of my dessert choices it was fresh fruit. For the deep fried, it doesn't interest me so I was okay. I think if there are enough choices that you enjoy then it becomes easier. Don't allow yourself to get too hungry or the willpower is a fragile thing. I know---from my own experience.
    3751 days ago
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