(Beware of some tempting pictures below!) I have a little confession here. As you know, I’ve been in maintenance for a little over 12 years, but there are certain foods that I just can’t have in the house. Certain foods like this:
And don’t forget these:
When I was losing weight I was (and still am) all about moderation. I lost my weight always keeping in mind that I wanted to lose weight by eating “real” foods so that when I hit my goal weight I wouldn’t have to change anything. I could just eat the right amounts of my regular foods and maintain my loss.
And it worked – for the most part.
I learned that even though I had put the reins on overeating brownies, cookies, and chocolate. There were certain foods that I still had a hard time controlling myself around. This disappointed me a little bit because I was sure that I had “conquered” my bad eating habits. To my dismay whenever I brought the above foods: peanut M&M’s, Oreo cookies, and peanuts into the house I ate too many of them. Granted I didn’t buy them often, but I sometimes purchased them in a moment of weakness. Like when I was standing in the grocery store line with four kids under the age of nine.
What to do? Well, what I did was almost never bought those “non-foods.” And for the most part, I don’t buy those foods anymore. BUT, if the overwhelming urge to eat peanut M&M’s comes over me then I buy a small bag and do one of two things. Either I eat a few and throw the rest of the bag away, or I share with whomever I’m with. I’ve learned that I’m really satisfied with just a taste or two and that the first ones I eat seem to taste the best.
Perhaps I should never buy those tempting foods again, but with my personality I start to feel deprived. I start to feel sorry for myself-and that’s not a good thing.
Do you have certain foods that you try not to have in the house? Diane