Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thinking Before I Eat

I gotta say this food diary thing is good. It makes me so much more thoughtful about what I'm eating.

I'm thinking about eating some peanut butter with chocolate chips next...
so I won't eat the leftover birthday cake.

Seriously. I'm doing well.

I have learned that when I want something sweet, I give in to it but just a couple of bites. That keeps me from binging. Remember when you were growing up and your parents said something was off limits? What did you want more than anything? Whatever was off limits! Same principle with a food vice. Don't make it off limits. You'll binge on it. However, if you are DISCIPLINED and take 2 Oreos (or insert your vice of choice) instead of the whole sleeve, you won't feel deprived, but you will still be in control. You won't feel deprived because you know that you can have 2 Oreos again tomorrow.

It's all about balance, people. Balance and discipline.

1 comment:

hepsmom said...

The O thing is for other. I didn't want stretch or strength. I love my Buckeye Outdoors thingie!