(Closed) ” Learn to have self control” How do you do it!

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Post # 3
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180 posts
Blushing bee

To me “self-control” is a dumb thing invented by sadists who have never tried dieting. I eat when I’m hungry and I stop when I’m full! I don’t even go down the aisles that have junk foods in them, so there’s no temptation to buy, and I don’t keep anything in the house that I wouldn’t feel good about eating. I feel better when I eat healthier, and so there’s not much temptation to do otherwise! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Start off each meal with a glass of water to fill you up, have another one while you’re eating, and eat slower.  It takes awhile for your stomach to realize that you’re full, so most times, you’re eating much more than you really need. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t really crave sweets. For me, putting the junk food on the top shelf is demotivating enough not to eat them(I high ceilings & cabinets up at 9 ft). I also divert my interest: if I want a cookie I’ll grab a fruit (bananas or grapefruits are my favourites!). I’ve also replaced chips with corn nuts cause I eat potato chips uncontrollably & all I really want is the salty crunch.

It keeps my belly happy & I never really feel deprived.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Mrsgurzakovic: I sometimes do it the other day around: Grab a fruit & if I’m still craving sweet I’ll get a cookie after. Most of the time I find I’m satisfied before I even get to the cookie.

Also, I’ve discovered greek yogurt is the greatest in the world! So rich & creamy! MMMMmmm!!!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I’ve found that when I’m craving something sweet that a glass of water usually does it for me. Not sure why. I think it has a little to do with boredom and maybe a slight oral fixation. But I fill a glass with ice and a touch of water and spend the next 30 minutes crunching on ice and for whatever reason my craving goes away. I’ll switch it up with juice and ice on bad days. I don’t avoid sweets. I’ll induldge from time to time. But when I know I’ve had some recently or shouldn’t be munching on crap I grab my ice water. I also don’t keep junk food in the house regularly. So I’d have to go out of my way to have it and usually it isn’t worth challenging my laziness for. 🙂

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