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Day 24 - Planning to overeat u.nu/-kbp
~ Stressful exhausting days (food as a fix).
~ Restaurants 3-4x /year, we prefer home-cooking
Mentally 'slam on breaks' to prevent slips emoticon emoticon
~ Carry water and drink oodles emoticon
~ Recall time invested in researching nutrition and creating plans
Make a list of benefits and put it in my purse.
I do this but I need to take it out and Read-it! Before I slip!
~ Plan and practice before going out of my home:
Buffets or food events: walk-by first, be selective, don't waste/waist food.
Menu online (make choice and stick with plan),
no added salt or oil, divide for take-home right away.

Enjoy dining experience and feel satisfied with choices (home & restaurants)
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DAY #24 PLANNING TO OVEREAT

OMGosh! Another lesson that strikes a cord with me. There are definitely times when I plan to overeat. One of those times is at my monthly Garden Club Meeting. In some way it must be stressful for me because, despite my best intentions to resist the deserts and/or other unhealthy offerings, I always fail and give in! A buffet of any kind does the same thing to me.

I recently resolved to "let myself indulge" in stead of fighting a losing battle. Is it what I really want to do? Is it worth it? I don't know. I have a meeting coming up on Monday, February 10th. I'll find out then. I have read that if you give yourself permission to eat a food it will release the allure and temptation of that food.

The 3 things I can do to prevent overeating at the luncheon:
1. Choose wisely
2. Remember "I can have that food, but I don't want it right now."
3. If I choose to indulge in a desert, pick the best one and savor every bite.

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For me, this lesson is about when we actively plan to stuff our faces in response to an emotional need - we are tired or stressed, and decide to eat to numb our feelings.

When I've done this, it's been the decision to stop at the shop on the way home from work and buy a big bag of crisps, a large bar of chocolate, a pizza etc, knowing that I'm deliberately going to overeat.

It doesn't happen very often these days - but last Saturday it kind of did. I bought a pasty (planned) for my lunch, but then also chose a doughnut. Then I went to the supermarket and bought salad stuff, but also picked up a share-bag of chocolate treats, and a big bag of crisps.

I ate those during the afternoon/evening just watching films on my Kindle................. that was a planed overeat. It's a bit like a binge - but not as frenzied! More of a descent into blob-land, where nothing matters except eating snacks and watching TV!

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 2/7/2020 (03:37)
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Day 24 - Planning to overeat

Like Janet, I am wondering if that means looking out for the days that are special occasions when more food than usual is available and planning how to handle it, including purposely eating more than usual for enjoyment but balancing it out over a longer interval so as not to gain weight
Or if it means when you feel a rebellion to your sensible eating plan coming on ( like my craving for peanut butter last week) and you are overseeing a mental battle and planning strategies for the best outcome

So much mental processing makes me weary, but if I give in, disaster will ensue, while I prefer simplicity and sensible action, this conflicted mental enmeshment seems to be the norm for me right now. Just got to keep pushing, do the right thing, know that the reward of doing the right thing is better than temporary gratification followed by regret and self disrespect

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 2/7/2020 (13:01)
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Day 24 - Planning to Overeat

1. Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.
(a) I definitely eat off plan at times when I'm stressed or tired. Planned ahead? Not really.
(b) Funny that Linda mentions in the book planning to eat at an Italian restaurant. I've been to a great Italian restaurant 2X in the past 2 weeks. I looked at the menu ahead of time, made my choice, stuck with it at the restaurant. First time, brought a portion home as planned. Second time, ate dinner as planned. It was my birthday, and they give a free piece of cake then, and my husband and I split it. Maybe that was planned overeating. I thought it was a huge success because there was 1 piece of cake, and I had 1/2. Maybe I was over my calorie limit for the day. So maybe I widened the road too far. I considered it to be a special event where I wanted to enjoy the cake.

2. Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.
What I described above, yes. I was very on my plan before and after the occasion.

3. List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.
Hmmmm . . . a valid point. I have plenty of nonfood rewards. To just pamper myself for a few minutes, I like to use my Mary Kay satin hands set. It is quick, and leaves me with a good feeling.

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Day 24: Planning to overeat

It is not always a question of overeating but a question of too many high-calorie foods at the same time.

This weekend is our semi-annual trip to a favorite restaurant to celebrate birthdays. It is not that I plan to overeat, it is that the menu is somewhat limited, is served family style and is very very good.
The one thing I do now is to always bring home the extra instead of eating so much that I’m stuffed as in years past.
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Each day is a challenge, but with a plan life can be a blessing. Overeating happens when I am not alert to the meal and do not make right choices. With thought the day can be enjoyed and the food does not take control Today is the opportunity to think and find joy in being disciplined.Water is a true benefit to not over eat.Put water as a priority.

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100 More DWL - Day 24 Planning to Overeat

• Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.

after Weigh In
at a good friend's house
sometimes my hubby's weekend if he is tempted too!

• Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.

No, it is not worth it. I need to be consistent.
I need to have a good Plan B for these events and remember there is no Plan C.
I will try to remind myself how far I have come with this weight loss and how I really want to maintain it.

• List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.

Lighter eating to save calories for after WI and have a plan for which foods I will eat
Slow down and try to savour my food (even snacks at my friends house).
When I eat too fast, I eat too much

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• Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.
• Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.
• List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.



• Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.

Planning, meaning eating something not on the menu, but we think (plan) and then we eat something not on the menu

- tonight I am going to a Ladies Games Night with my hiking group of friends, hosted by one of them. We bring each a dish and share. These nights are easy to overeat at, as you can imagine, what people bring is something special, not ordinary fare. I will not vastly overeat, but will probably go over my usual calorie cap for the day. I will eat something filling at home before I go so it will be easier to put on the brakes. In the novel Gone With the Wind, the young ladies would eat pancakes before going to a neighbourhood social, and at the social, they would just eat a few bites of a few dainties and nothing else so as to be attractive to the men haha. -


• Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.

Binges when all control is lost and the calorie total reaches 2 or 3 times the normal daily calories is definitely not worth it.

Eating a bit more once in a while as a "reward" for being on track for a stretch is not worth it, because it still delays the time it takes to get to goal.

What I really want is to stay at or slightly under my calorie cap every day.



• List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.

#1 Sometimes before an eating out occasion, I eat less before so I can eat more there.

#2 Other times, I eat something close to the social time so I will eat less than I am tempted to eat when I am there.

two different strategies. When motivation not to eat is high, I do the first one. When I think I will have trouble and want to eat more than I should, I do the second one.

#3 Just be mindful of what I am eating, have a bite of delicious foods to enjoy the taste but don't eat a lot, stay under calorie cap.


Edited by: JUNEPA at: 4/5/2019 (18:15)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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My weekend plans usually include something a bit treat-like. This week I bought a bar of extremely good, organic, almond dark chocolate. When I got home and put it away, I saw that I still have some dark chocolate left from last weekend! That's pretty amazing for me!!!!

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emoticon Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.
It usually happens as a reward for some event or chore I've done that I've had to push myself to do....for instance host a meal, entertain company, go to a social event and smile smile smile. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.
No! That is not what I really want to do! I don't want to do something that will ultimately make me feel bad as a reward for getting through something stressful!

emoticon List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.

Have some kind of non-food reward planned such as new comfy fuzzy socks or scented skin cream or luxury soap -- and a long hot bath.

Have some healthy but delicious and bulky snack planned such as popcorn.

Just talk to myself and tell myself that I know how I will feel, and that I'm not going to slide into that behavior this time.




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yup, sure does
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I really don’t plan to overeat........I have a problem with never feeling full. I have been cleaning most of the day, and realized around 1:00 that I had not eaten.........so I know when I overeat, it’s a choice I have made, and a wrong choice. I read a book.....easy way to lose weight.....the theory was......what’s wrong with being hungry?

Had news today that a friend of mine had a mini stroke..........doesn’t that put everything in perspective?



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Oh! Marilyn! Those Easter chocolates. You've inspired me to put my Easter egg into the tracker! I found myself an 'acceptable to me' Easter egg - dark non-dairy chocolate, with nuts pressed into the front - it's 75grams. I'm working Easter day and Easter Monday, so I'm going to 'need' something to stop me feeling deprived!

Apart from that - I'm not planning to overeat.



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Day 24 Planning to overeat

Recognize when you are planning to overeat and immediately slam on your mental brakes. Remind yourself that wolfing down a plate of pasta and chasing it with cheesecake isn’t going to move you toward your weight-loss goals. Focus on the benefits of staying on track with your plans for healthier eating and exercise, then find a different way to give yourself a break.

Today

• Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.

Easter will be here soon. All that Easter candy still tempts me...chocolate everything...bunnies, eggs, kisses & the peeps, jelly beans. Each year I question myself about whether I will buy it and bring it into my house because I know it will tempt me. But, I give in and buy some.


• Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.
To some cravings I can say “No”, for Easter candy, I cut myself some slack, eat it in moderation, and work hard at keeping it under control so I can stay within my plan.

• List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.

1. Add the different candies to my food tracker
2. Pre-plan what and how much I will eat that day
3. Play my “what if” game in the tracker to see the impact on my daily calories
4. Do extra exercise to compensate for going over my calorie goal

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DAY # 24 PLANNING TO OVEREAT - ROUND 2

After reading today's lesson I can recognize that:

I USED TO BE LIKE THAT, BUT NOW I LOOK AHEAD TO IDENTIFY HIGH RISK
SITUATIONS WHERE I WILL MOST LIKELY BE TEMPTED TO OVEREAT.

Weekend thinking, and actually any social event that I deemed special or fun, would result in me diving into the food. After all, we work hard so don't we deserve a break from this difficult path?!

Now days, when I make out my weekly calendar in my journal, I actually specify any situations that my be challenging to me. This advanced awareness gives me time to come up with a plan and build my resolve. It doesn't always work, but I'm getting better at it.
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IDENTIFY AN EVENT OR SITUATION WHERE I MIGHT END UP PLANNING TO OVEREAT:

We have developed the tradition of going out to eat after Easter church services. We go to a restaurant that has the most fabulous offerings that include all different kinds of "healthy" salads and seafood. We walk away STUFFED!

IS THAT WHAT I REALLY WANT? IS IT WORTH IT?

I do not want to have that stuffed feeling this year that's for sure. BUT, I will be eating more than I do in an "everyday" situation. This buffet is something I look forward to every year just like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I do not want to put a guilt trip on myself for enjoying the day and the food. So I guess my answer is YES it is what I really want and YES the extra calories are worth it.

LIST 3 THINGS YOU WILL DO TO PREVENT SLIDING INTO OVEREATING IN THIS SITUATION:

1. Eat only the food items that I rarely experience and leave the usual eggs, bacon, roast beef behind.
2. Use portion control.
3. No seconds.

Linda wants us to find different ways to give ourselves a break and relax and/or reward, but I find this task VERY difficult. Her suggestions of "taking a walk or relaxing with a diet soda instead of a beer" just don't do it for me. They are not strong enough motivators/incentives. I have had a reward on my horizon for quite some time now - a new exercise outfit - when I reach a certain weight and I am within 1# of achieving it, but that was a "Long Term" plan.

It is the daily situations that I have trouble thinking of a reward for or stress buster that is strong enough to STOP ME IN MY TRACKS. I am looking forward to reading what you gals use for this.

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Amazing answers. I'm learning so much!

Day 24 -- Planning to Overeat

• Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.

Nephew's Birthday Party
Taking my aunt out for lunch
A friend's BBQ

• Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.

No, it is not worth it. I need to be consistent. I can go with Plan B, but there is no Plan C.
Set backs are hard for me to come back from. I'll be disappointed when I step on the scale. It will take longer for me to get to my goals.

• List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.

Lighter breakfast and lunch to save calories for the party.
Skip the cake and/or split the dessert with my husband.
Ask my sisters to go for a walk or play a game.
Slow down. When I eat too fast, I eat too much!



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100 More DWL , Day 24 Planning to overeat

Recognize when you are planning to overeat and immediately slam on your mental brakes. Remind yourself that wolfing down a plate of pasta and chasing it with cheesecake isn’t going to move you toward your weight-loss goals. Focus on the benefits of staying on track with your plans for healthier eating and exercise, then find a different way to give yourself a break.

Today

• Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.
• Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.
• List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.

When I get ready to throw a 'pity party' and invite only myself when I'm feeling overwhelmed with the length of the journey I'm traveling, or when chronic debilitating pain gangs up on me all at once and I need nurturing, soothing or comforting, or when I miss my daughter, grandchildren or friends are all situations where I can think about overeating.

No, it's NOT what I really want to do. It is definitely NOT worth it! It solves nothing and only makes the journey longer because I would have backtracked on some of the distance I'd already traveled.

Three things I will do to prevent sliding into overeating is:

Set an alarm clock for 20 minutes from when the feeling starts, get busy doing something I enjoy like card crafting, playing computer games, doing jigsaw or crossword puzzles or finding a good book to read. Also dancing to lively music is an option. Doing one of my favorite exercise videos or getting into the pool and just floating to feel weightless. Okay, that is more than three but all those activities are things I can do to prevent overeating.

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

Injoy:) Carolyn

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Oh, thank you, Maribeth!
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It was same here - after I'd planned on day 23, then failed, I did it again on day 24! I just read day 25 and see myself there too!

You're right - it's the first round!
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Day #24 Planning to Overeat

*Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat
1)Maybe a holiday meal such as Christmas eve dinner when we are all together and relaxing
and having fun with the kids and grandkids

*Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it?
1) No, it's never worth it. That feeling of being too full to enjoy the rest of the day, or the guilty feeling that follows.


* List 3 things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation
1) Be mindful of what I'm doing
2)Wait 7 minutes-------as I learned on Day 16
3) Remind myself that it is not worth it



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Yes, Gill this first round is difficult. I gave into nuts & popcorn cravings! After listing other ways to nurture myself on Day 23. I need reinforcements Today...

Day 24 Planning to overeat when feeling overwhelmed can happen anytime. I will feel worse after eating unplanned processed foods with additives and dyes.
emoticon Immediately slam on mental brakes - emoticon - Remind myself Why - Optimal health and prevention - Focus on benefits, find different ways to take breaks from "analyzing food choices" - create strength to walk away from food.

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Everyone's comments today are amazing and eye opening. emoticon Yes Gill, I often find myself "living the lesson". emoticon

Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.
Recently I was craving french fries. I didn't exactly plan to overeat but I knew I would eat more than I should to satisfy this craving.

DH and I split a late lunch with fries on the side. Turns out the serving of fries was humungus and I ate Way more than my fill but not to overfull. I ate a very light dinner (turns out this was on the "when not to eat dinner" lesson) but the long standing craving was satisfied. I tracked it and got back on track
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Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.
In the past I sometimes I found comfort and wanted to eat past full during times of high stress. I can sometimes find myself wanting this but remembering how uncomfortable it feels. At this point in my journey planning and allowing for occasional special events or a strong craving works best for me. This was not always the case but I realize if I go too long, I start feeling too deprived and it can backfire with much worse results.

List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.
Hold out as long as possible, have a plan before and after to "minimize the damage", savor and enjoy every bite, not go past the point of overfull and get right back on track.


Edited by: GOCALGAL at: 7/11/2018 (15:13)
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Does anyone else find that once the day's lesson has been read you find yourself doing it?!

Today I feel I've had a 'pause'. I was at a friend's for lunch. There were raw veggies and hummus which were ok, but also a tray of dips and cheese pastry straws. I had plenty of veggies and hummus, but ate more than my share of the cheese sticks (baked things are triggers for me). Afterwards we had some fruit, but also a plate of gluten-free shortbread biscuits. I ignored them (right by my elbow) until the end then, fatefully watched my hand reach for 'just one'. During the afternoon I finished them off!

Afterwards I bought a bag of Hula Hoops ....... darn it.

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I didn't exactly plan to overeat, but I did eat things I don't want to eat, in larger quantities than I needed.

Darn it!

Knitting out now! And a firm plan for tomorrow!
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Today

• Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.
4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays
• Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.
Well, when I plan to overeat, it's not by much and it's with foods that ARE on my diet... like on the 4th I ate watermelon, a lot of it, but otherwise I didn't overeat anything. My plan was for the watermelon only and to enjoy it, and I did.
• List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.
1. To choose what specific foods I want to enjoy.
2. Track it.
3. Enjoy that food, but not more than would throw me off my plan.

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When I read the title my first thought was WHAT??? Then I read what Linda wrote and I thought about it. Yes, there are times I've 'planned to overeat.' Exactly - holidays, celebrations, BBQs at family/friends'.

What I have found I have to do is 'plan and prepare' my meals in advance. While I can't actually plan what I'll have at the event, I can allow for extras in the meals I have at home, i.e. no bread or carbs, lots of fruit. I have also learned to not go to a celebration feeling hungry. No way. That's a sure disaster for me.

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Day #24 Planning To Overeat

I never want to Plan to overeat, but I have come to recognize that there are times when I am at risk for this - buffet tables at restaurants and potlucks when there are too many choices and/or no "healthy" choices, special occasions like birthdays and holidays when all the goodies come out, the "vacation mentality".

In today's lesson Linda refers to planned overeating in response to the stress from life's demands as we think to ourselves "I Deserve A Break". I chucked at this as it made me think of that ad that used this phrase in it's jingle. Was it McDonalds? Whether I deserve a break or I'm faced with one of the other situations that are triggers for me, it is NEVER o.k. to plan to overeat IMHO. Yes, I may go over my calorie or point allotment, but what I need to plan is how to minimize the damage or how to relax without using food.

Linda reminds us that we need to recognize those risky times when we may overeat. I think we have done a good job at that. NOW for coming up with and following through with a plan.

Working on following the No S Diet rules is really helping me with this; especially with omitting second helpings. Otherwise, like Gill said, we have developed several tools in our box by now. I can imagine myself scrounging around in there for just the right tool for the situation!


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Day 24 planning to overeat
When I know we are going to eat out and I pull up the menu to know my food choices. If the meal is around 1200 calories I plan my day around that food to eat the fewest calories possible

I have adjusted to where my husband and I order a meal and a side salad and share it instead of eating the whole thing Or if we’re coming right home and want something different split it in half and eat later. Or,instead of a meal order side dishes



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Day 24 Planning to Overeat

I plan to overeat for dinner on weekends occasionally. Those No S days allow that but if I know I'm going to be eating out and want to eat "the whole thing" then I don't plan to have a sweet or snack that day. Sometimes I just go for that "too full" feeling although I usually hate the way I feel later and that keeps me from wanting to do it often!

I am off the bus as far as tracking and because of the MG, exercise. I'm trying to get at least a few minutes of intentional exercise every day but I just dropped tracking altogether. I need to get back to SparkCoach; that is usually a great motivator for me.

Cat, I think we feel a little like that man alone on the mountaintop crying out for help at times.

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Day 24 Planning to overeat
Recognize when you are planning to overeat and immediately slam on your mental brakes. Remind yourself that wolfing down a plate of pasta and chasing it with cheesecake isn’t going to move you toward your weight-loss goals. Focus on the benefits of staying on track with your plans for healthier eating and exercise, then find a different way to give yourself a break.
Make a new plan-
Today
• Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.
At home, out to eat, birthdays Holidays when someone brings
• Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer. Yes I am ready to get back Yes IT IS WORTH IT IT IS HARD BUT SO WORTH THE EFFORT
• List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.
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Another great lesson today!

Times I might "plan" to overeat include major Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, extremely special events like a wedding and ordinary special events like a Birthday.

I can plan for most of these by eating a lighter healthy breakfast and lunch to leave room for dinner and a reasonable dessert , as in Linda's 2 bite exercise in the original 100 days book.

I can eat at the lower end of my calorie range a couple days before and after to ensure I am still on a healthy path for the week.

I can make sure I am hydrating by having at least 8 cups of water.

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'I deserve a break'

Wow! Do I know this one!!!! It doesn't happen often these days, but yes, there are times when I deliberately overeat. It's when I decide I will buy something like ice-cream or bread usually.

It's quite a small thing, like getting a cake or pastry to go with my coffee. Perhaps less of an 'overeat ' than Linda is descibing, but definitely the same process and emotion.

I find it hard to think when this might occur. And hard to plan to do anything different. I already have a lot of tools in my box which do prevent this most of the time.

The urge can be there. When I was in the bakery getting scones for tea yesterday, I was surrounded by the most delicious breads! My eyes kept going to a crisp French stick, and I imagined eating that stuffed with cheese and salad.........and talked myself out of it as I knew I'd eat the whole loaf in a day. Then my brain argued that I could buy one crispy roll. But, no, I was there to get three cheese scones. And that is what I did.



Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 7/11/2018 (03:33)
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Day 24 Planning to overeat

Recognize when you are planning to overeat and immediately slam on your mental brakes. Remind yourself that wolfing down a plate of pasta and chasing it with cheesecake isn’t going to move you toward your weight-loss goals. Focus on the benefits of staying on track with your plans for healthier eating and exercise, then find a different way to give yourself a break.

Today

• Identify an event or situation where you might end up planning to overeat.
• Is that what you really want to do? Is it worth it? Write your answer.
• List three things you will do to prevent sliding into overeating in this situation.

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