I wanted to confess a little something to you just so you know that I still have struggles when it comes to weight maintenance. After all, no one is perfect.
There are certain foods that I will not have in the house at all. These are my off limit foods. (Beware of tempting photos below.)
Foods like these below:
And don’t forget these:
When I was losing weight I realized that I wanted to learn how to eat in moderation because I knew that deprivation did not work for me. I still believe in moderation even after almost 16 years of weight maintenance.
I wanted to eat “real” foods and not diet foods. I wanted to cook for my family and I wanted my weight loss experience to mirror my weight maintenance experience. In short, I wanted there to be a seamless transition between weight loss and weight maintenance.
And it worked – for the most part.
I learned that even though I had put the reins on overeating brownies, cookies, and chocolate, etc., there were certain foods 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 off-limit foods (like the ones pictured above) into my house, I ate too much. 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? I stopped letting those foods in my house and if I really wanted something on my “off-limits” list I would have it outside of the house and not bring it home. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I do not feel guilty nor deprived.
Do you have off-limits foods that you try not to have in the house? Diane