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Day 61 Food Triggers

Monday, October 27, 2014

They are everywhere. What are they? Food triggers. It can be pictures of food, advertisements on TV, shows on TV, billboards, people talking, sights, sounds, and smells of food. You can't escape them. Even here on Spark, when you log in, advertisements are all over the pages of delicious food.

So if you can't escape them, What to do? Stay tuned. our next 10 days of lessons are about this subject.

My biggest food triggers used to be TV advertisements, but I have gotten over this mostly by concentrating on something else. I will turn the channel, get up and leave the room, or just not pay attention to these ads anymore.

The most difficult triggers for me now are the ones that just pop into my head for seemingly no reason. I can be sitting and reading a book and all of a sudden chocolate pops into my head. Where do these thoughts come from? Probably some sort of old conditioning of sitting and reading a book and eating a candy bar. I have found that for me the only way to fight triggers is to not have the food in the house. Anyway, more tips to follow in the days ahead.
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  • _BABE_
    Out own personal food demons will always be a monkey on our back...how's that for mixing metaphors. emoticon
    1909 days ago
    1909 days ago
    Oh, me, too!!! I'm looking forward to reading these!!

    1909 days ago
    YES YES YES! It definitely is part of our "past". Activities are difficult to "unlink" from food (like reading a book and eating chocolate, if that was a habit in the past).

    I find distraction is what I need too -- whether it be turning off the ad or whatever, walking away, or occupying my hands doing something (like crocheting) -- they all help.

    Love your blog.
    1909 days ago
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