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Day 27 Skip it or savor
At food markets buy nutritious and delicious food (won't be tempted at home).
Be proud of my shopping cart "not my food & not worth it!"

(1) skip it entirely - no snacks, don't even start!, "not my food & not worth it!"
(2) savor it - tiny bites, make it last a long time, use fork
Taste buds prefer whole foods with savory herbs
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DAY #27 SKIP IT OR SAVOR IT

Things have not changed for me in this area and I'm not sure they ever will. Just like today's lesson example, I struggle with snack foods; anything that has that mindless hand-to-mouth rhythm. No matter what intentions I set for myself, once I start I cannot seem to stop.

So it seems I am better off skipping most snack foods all together. The only exception I can see to this is if I am hungry after a meal, but before my next meal. A healthy snack is always an option. Also, I know that my DH is a snacker and frequently tempts me. In this case, if I can measure or weigh out a single portion, I would find this acceptable with extreme caution.

When it comes to quality foods it is a different story. I may be more prone to savor a portion on very special occasions.

Edited by: FUNLOVEN at: 2/24/2020 (08:15)
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Day 27 - Skip it or Savor it


They say, don't offer an alcoholic a drink or an ex-smoker a cigarette just to savor it, that is just a recipe for disaster.

I am double-minded about this. I want to be able, that is my goal is, to be moderate and be able to not have any forbidden foods and to enjoy the taste of something I like. If I am feeling fragile, I will not savor, but if I am feeling strong, I do enjoy savoring.

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Day 27: Skip it or savor it
My reaction is to just skip it.
There are now times that I know what will be served, I plan for it and try to savor it. On vacations and holidays I try to choose wisely and savor it if I think it will be memorable.
I have learned however, that if I choose something that isn’t really good, I do not have to eat it all!
In my day to day living I am better off to just skip it. The food samples, the extra food at odd and unplanned times are just “not my food”.

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I have a meme with this on..........



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I try to skip it. Works best for me, BUT . . . . . if I decide to have something I tell myself to 'savor it' for sure. Taste it. Eat it very slowly and enjoy it. At that point - might as well. But then I also learned in the past few years that to deny myself certain foods simply does not work for me. I'll crave them.

Janet, great question to ask yourself: "Will this move me forwards or backwards in my weight loss goal?" I like that. Thanks!

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Day 27 - Skip It or Savor It

I've had too many Savor It occasions lately. They would be ok if I weren't trying to lose weight.
Here are a few:
(1) Book Club - I almost always skip the food. Usually there is tea, and it's right after I've eaten dinner. I know the food will be there, so I mentally armor up to avoid it.
(2) Samples when shopping - I almost always indulge. I need to armor up and avoid this because, all of that can add up to 200+ calories. It's really not even fun to stop and wait and then eat quickly.
What I have the most trouble with is surprises. I went to a library event where there were really good cookies, and I kept eating them. I didn't know they would be there.
I love the Not My Food label. I also ask myself, "Will this move me forwards or backwards in my weight loss goal?"

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DAY # 27 SKIP IT OR SAVOR IT - ROUND 2

I have been in the situation described in this lesson so many times. It is my downfall every time. As a matter of fact, this happened just a couple days ago (on the day when I was supposed to do this lesson as a matter of fact!).

I checked out a Book Club that was new to me at our Barnes & Noble store. There were about 11 other women there. They seemed like a fun group and were all willing to participate in the discussion. I had not read the book, but I was familiar with the author and really like her writing. Someone had scattered chocolate candies about the table as sort of a decoration. They had different centered flavors of creaminess and each was wrapped in a different pastel foil paper. So pretty and hard to resist! And I didn't. One lead to another and then to another and so on and so forth.

I cannot seem to resist snack foods at events for some reason and I would like to figure out the why of it. At home there isn't so much of a problem because I don't generally have snack foods in my house. When I am at a store and there are sample offerings I can walk right by them. Then there are those "other" situations. It is a mystery to me for now.

What I know for now is that I am better off SKIPPING THE SNACK FOODS ENTIRELY. Yup. Taking care of my fuel needs before I go makes no difference to my level of resistance. Keeping my distance doesn't work either because I have two legs that move. I need to remember the phrase - DON'T EVEN START! or IT'S NMF!



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Usually just skipping it is going to work so much better than savoring it.

Those cans of salted mixed nuts in the pantry are not my food! I will not even try to savor a measured amount -- because the measured amount is incredibly small and only makes me want more!

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Day 27 - Skip it or savor it



Whenever you eat snacks, be sure to savor the taste. Take very small bites and pay close attention to the flavor and texture of the food.

Any time you want to avoid eating snacks or sweets, use the powerful line “It’s not my food.” Simply tell yourself that the food is for someone else, and it doesn’t belong to you.

Today

• Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.
1. Parties with lots of appetizers and snacks and desserts
2. Leftover snacks from grandchildren’s visits
3. All “candy” holidays (Halloween, Easter)


• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. Record your experiences.
1. I choose to skip the food or eat very little and plan the extra calories in the nutrition tracker so I son’t eat too much on one day
2. I cannot “savor” just a little and enjoy without risk...but sometimes I do have a little and take the risk

• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked.

1. Chips of any kind are “not my food”...Once started I cannot stop! I do not eat them
2. When shopping at the “big box stores”, I pass by all free samples they are giving away and do not want any of them - I just do not eat them


Important for me to remember:
It’s NOT my food
Skip it or savor it



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• Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.
• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. Record your experiences.
• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked.


• Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.

Not too many of them, but there is
- every Wednesday when I volunteer at the youth house, there are always snacks there, but I mostly have been pretty good at resisting them
- every time DIL visits and brings pastries, about once a month
- every time we go out for dinner, not often, but DH likes to go to Dairy Queen for an ice cream, we go out about once every couple of months
- my birthday is this week, my sister is hosting a Tai Chi friends party on Wednesday and my DD is hosting a dinner at her place for my real birthday on Friday, there will for sure be cake and possibly ice cream at both gatherings

this week will be a doozy, plus last week I went to a friends social and already over did it on the food that was there that night, maybe now that I am back on track from that disaster, I will be more determined to resist the cake and ice cream offerings this week


• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. Record your experiences.

- on Wednesday at the youth house, I will skip all snacks
- on Thursday at my sister's birthday dinner, I will have a small piece of cake and a small serving of ice cream
- on Friday at my DD's birthday dinner, I will have a small piece of cake and a small serving of ice cream
- no dinner plans with DH and I will skip the Dairy Queen ice cream if we do go out within the next 2 months
- on my vacation April 24 - May 10, I plan to do plenty of savouring but not a lot of more than a few bites


• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked.

I liked the kid that said in one of the posts " I'm not going to want this food" or something like that. She wasn't giving herself permission to even want it, and head off the battle for resisting getting it.
-Not my food, means it's not in my food plan
-Not my food means it is someone else's food, not mine. It actually belongs to somebody else.
-Not my food means it isn't healthy and I'm not going to eat it, it is easier to skip it than to sample it

I had a major slide on the weekend that started with the thin edge of the wedge being snacks at a social with my friends on Friday night.

But I was feeling svelte, not perfectly, but I had lost inches, half my muffin top, a lot of belly fat, my pants were feeling not so snug. Then what happened. I bought some new pants that were smaller than pants I wore in high school. I was overweight in high school, so not a good comparison to start with. The pants felt fine, in fact stretched after a few days and felt loose. (in retrospect, I should have kept wearing the other pants that were a better gauge of my size). So I started feeling pretty good about myself, I pushed through several days of tough workouts and and was feeling even better. Then on Friday night, I went to a hiking friends games night, we all bring food, I decided to have only one plate, but I really piled it up. I still felt hungry, but I didn't eat more. Obviously I had already overeaten my daily calorie limit, but I still felt hungry = desire to eat. It sure didn't feel like gluttony, it felt like real hunger. I felt heroic about resisting eating more. So at the end of the evening, I did eat a few more bacon-wrapped around a date stuffed with goat cheese. And I still had room. The next morning I was still feeling good about myself in my new looser pants, and decided to weigh myself. And was hugely disappointed to discover I weighed well over 130. I thought I would weigh under 130. But I had to admit, that was based on my feelings, not my fitness, which is still not close to goal, or my svelteness, which still includes too much belly. So my feelings went for an angry backlash, and I ate more than planned. My DIL was visiting and my DD made appys of crackers with goat cheese and fig jam. So yummy. I could have eaten one or two and enjoyed the taste. Instead I ate at least a dozen. For dinner DD made home-made pasta, DH made pasta carbonara which has bacon and eggs and is very rich, DH made breaded chicken breasts, DD made special cookies to be eaten with ice cream, which I obliged. The next morning, DH and I had a 5k race at 9am, so instead of my usual intermittent fasting routine of not eating until 11, I ate before the race, two pieces of toast with butter and two oranges. After the race I had a half banana and a chocolate milk recovery drink. Then we met two other couples for brunch, and I ate a Montreal skillet, which is eggs, brisket, potatoes, red bell peppers, and two slices of buttered toast. After that I wasn't feeling very well so mid-afternoon, I had two cups of coconut water to soothe my indigestion and decided to have some kombucha for supper with some yogurt and stay light and get back on track on Monday morning. Instead besides the kombucha, I had 4 small yoghurts, pumpkins seeds, dried cranberries and a serving of rice. On Monday I got back on track, but for sure, I have delayed my journey to optimal fitness and svelteness. Plus I feel awful for letting things get so out of control. Now the plan is stick to the plan, don't beat myself up, move forward, don't overdo exercise or underdo and eat a lot less. Stick to the plan. Get back on track. Carry on.





Edited by: JUNEPA at: 4/10/2019 (00:10)
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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.
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Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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100 More DWL - Day 27 Skip it or Savor it

Today I am returning from several days away and know from the start I need to make the best choices, lots of 'skipping' it!

I was tempted on several occasion but was happy to say 'NOT MY FOOD' and SKIPPED them entirely. I have also written 'Skip it or Savour' it on my food diary and actually filling in my food diary. "Not my Food seems a perfect line to remember!" and worked ALL DAY. emoticon

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I had an interesting one today (interesting for me, at least!)

I had taken a packed lunch to work (a seeded roll with peanut butter and cucumber, a Nak'd Bar, and a sachet of instant soup in case I was very hungry).

In the event, I was out for lunch - and had a very, very healthy, tasty vegan lentil dish with a cashew 'cheese' and salad - it was really yummy. I had plain water to drink.

All going well, right?

After lunch, I realised that my fitness tracker was no longer on my wrist - gone! We back-tracked, but didn't find it.

When I got home, I really 'wanted' something to eat - consolation eating, not hunger. I made a cup of tea, and then ate the Nak'd Bar that I'd packed for lunch. I nibbled it slowly and savoured it, knowing exactly why I was eating it.

Then it was over. Later on there were slices of fruit-cake at work (someone's leaving do) - I didn't even fancy it.

What I learnt was that being honest with myself, and making the effort to savour that Nak'd Bar (a bit like a Lara Bar I believe), kind of met the emotional need better than if I'd just scoffed it feeling guilty.

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It's sooooooooooo hard for me to just skip it. I've been working on savoring. I also pick and choose. If I'm going to 'savor' it can't be every little snack item that's put out. Portion control has to enter the picture and I enjoy it, eat slowly. If it doesn't work, the next time I 'try' skipping it. So hard for me.

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Day 27 Skip it or savor it
My reaction is to just skip it.
There are now times that I know what will be served, I plan for it and try to savor it.
But in my day to day living I am better off to just skip snacking unless it’s fruit or nuts.

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Day 27 Skip it or savor it

Whenever you eat snacks, be sure to savor the taste. Take very small bites and pay close attention to the flavor and texture of the food.

Any time you want to avoid eating snacks or sweets, use the powerful line “It’s not my food.” Simply tell yourself that the food is for someone else, and it doesn’t belong to you.

Today

• Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.
There was an entire sweets bar offered at the college we visited. Also there are times when office workers bring goodies.
• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. Record your experiences.
I ignored the sweets bar and just say no thank you to the co-workers.
• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked.
I always say I don't want it.... so I reckon whatever I don't want is "not my food" SUGAR is NOT MY FOOD.

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100 More Days of Weight Loss - Day 27 Skip it or Savor it

• Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.
At work when students share their birthday treats
The break room at work - especially Friday Treat Day
Parties
Evening snacking while watching TV
Movies (just the smell of popcorn)

• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. Record your experiences.

Stopped at a bakery yesterday and passed up the free samples.
Ate dark chocolate yogurt covered raisins and savored them.
Ate Lay's Poppables and savored them.
Additional serving of pizza - skipped it.
Went to the movies - one handful of popcorn and stopped.

I don't regret skipping any of the treats. I strengthened my resistance muscle and moved myself ahead on my weight loss journey. I also don't regret eating the snacks that I did. They were planned snacks and fit into my calorie range. I carefully counted out each poppable and the raisins were prepackaged single serving.


• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked

I like how AURA18 added "Not my food and not worth it." Reminding myself of my goals and thinking the snacks are "not worth it" works better for me. Also, I like "not today." It leaves me in control of my decisions.

Dee
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100 More DWL , Day 27 Skip it or savor it

Whenever you eat snacks, be sure to savor the taste. Take very small bites and pay close attention to the flavor and texture of the food.

Any time you want to avoid eating snacks or sweets, use the powerful line “It’s not my food.” Simply tell yourself that the food is for someone else, and it doesn’t belong to you.

Today

• Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.
• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. Record your experiences.
• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked.

Whenever I want sweet foods or snacks, I plan for them. If they don't fit my calorie budget, I postpone having them.

When I do choose to have a planned snack, I take small bites and savor every morsel. I'll have to try labeling something as "Not my food" for the future.

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

Injoy:) Carolyn

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I’ll have to skip it, because I can’t have just one. Have you ever eaten potato chips mindlessly, and then thought who ate those....I don’t remember eating that many.
It’s best not to read or watch tv when eating.........wasted calories.



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Day 27 Skip it or savor
At food markets buy nutritious and delicious food (won't be tempted at home).
"not my food & not worth it!"

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Day #27 Skip It or Savor It

No doubt about it. I need to be a SKIP IT girl! That doesn't mean I am emoticon .

I have written before about how many times I go to an event with the best of intentions and a plan to resist only to fall into the hands of temptation just like the example Linda gave in today's lesson. I really liked her suggestions today.

Savor It - Nope. I usually can't. Just like the alcoholic or ex-smoker that Gill mentioned. When the subject of smoking comes up in conversations I always tell people that I KNOW FOR A FACT that I will never be able to put a cigarette to my lips ever again in my life. It would be the death of me (in more ways than one). I need to learn to remember that idea when it comes to sweets which are my biggest downfall!

Skip It - That is really my best option. I can't tell you why my resistance is better some times than it is others. Using some of the example given today I can say that I have learned how to navigate the grocery stores. The lure of all the Street Vendors at town celebrations actually makes me feel ill when I think about all of the grease involved in those food offerings. I do know that I struggle most when the event involves just sitting around chatting. I seem to get bored with the conversations that are purely "social". I much prefer to include some kind of activity with movement.

NOT MY FOOD! - Although sweets are my biggest tempters, when I'm on a binge roll I will eat whatever is available whether sweet or salty. Linda reminds us to use this phrase over and over as many times as we need to repeat it to ourselves. I'm going to try that plan.

I do not have an event that I can test today's lesson on until Monday. I'll let you know in our Chat Room how it goes.



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Well done!

I've skipped three sugar offerings recently.

Yesterday, when I received my new running clothes in the post, there was a little packet of Haribo sweets inside. I put them straight in the rubbish bin.

Yesterday, when I went for a coffee there was a little shortbread biscuit on the saucer. I left it there.

Today, when I finished my run at Parkrun this morning, I was offered a chocolate from a big, shiny tin of sweets. I waved them away.

I fancied an ice-cream. I didn't have one - I remembered I had frozen bananas in the ice-box.

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Watch for situations
Last night was an old time outdoor art display. Street closed, music playing, dancing, magic shows and vendor after vendor with free samples. I stayed in the middle to not be tempted but the atmosphere and smells was amazing
Skip, the food or savor it. I was able to take in the whole experience food free
Not my food we never have cookies, ice cream, cakes, pies, or desserts in our house

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• Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.
Everywhere I go. In the grocery store there are the iced circus cookies and frosted treats that are everywhere. At water aerobics yesterday someone brought a "treat bag" filled with chocolate candy bars free for the taking. At home sitting in front of the TV.

• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. Record your experiences.
Because of the sheer volume of temptations, skipping is the best option most of the time. The power food has over me or I have over food comes and goes. My "resistance muscle" is sometimes very weak and it is best then to "not even start" or even look. However, being too "perfect" and depriving myself for too long or at certain events often backfires. When I have a plan and stick with it of: how much, slow down, savor, I almost always do better.

• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked.
I took home several of those free candy bars one of which is my very favorite, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The rest are the favorites of DH but that doesn't mean that I wouldn't eat them. The plan: Believing my resistance muscle fairly strong right now is to exercise it and eat one cup at a time with control and FULL appreciation. So far I am holding out and saving them for a special moment?...not sure. Next class they are going to ask me how I did and hold me accountable. I know that they will.

Candy bars are never in our house and are not my food.. DH "earned" one of them by going through some books that I have more than once asked him to go through and either keep or give away. We laughed a lot about this as he agonized over which candy bar to choose. I have 3 more and lots of small tasks. Tee hee so far this is working out well!

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Day 27, Skip it or Save it

I definitely savor my snacks - I only have them on weekends and I either plan a snack or dessert. Very occasionally I will have a handful of nuts during a week and I make it last, eating one nut at a time and doing it slowly.

Snack foods tempt me at social gatherings - usually they are on weekends so I can plan. When I can I make sure to bring a healthy finger food.

My "NOT MY FOOD" is chocolate brownies - absolutely no resistance there! OH NO! Just thinking about homemade brownies is going to make me crave....NONONONONONO!

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Day 27 Skip it or savor it

Whenever you eat snacks, be sure to savor it.

� Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.
Watching ....
Have just savoured a ripe banana as I wanted sweet and it was! A sweet potato and sweetcorn later was also nice to savour.
I have skipped the choc cakes my dd has made. Later my MiL had eaten half of one but I chose to skip it again and put the box lid on 😉
� Intentionally label something as �Not my food.� The cakes were NMF definitely and There is still a lot of chocolate in the fridge which is 'not my food!', it used to be very tempting but gonna keep skipping it as it is NOT MY FOOD 😉

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If I can skip it I'm so much better off. BUT I've been doing some of the very small helpings of some foods, i.e. ice cream! I get a very small, pretty dish to eat it when I feel I just 'have to' take part in the snack time with everyone.

I've been eating more celery and putting a very small amount of peanut butter in the celery sticks. It gives me protein, but it's still healthy and tastey. I take that for lunch quite often.

Now the melons and berries are in season. Makes sweets and snacks so much easier. But I try to be careful with that too because I don't want to make 'snacking' a habit again.

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Day 27 Skip it or savor it JULY 14, 2018-MY BIRTHDAY TODAY
Whenever you eat snacks, be sure to savor the taste. Take very small bites and pay close attention to the flavor and texture of the food.
Any time you want to avoid eating snacks or sweets, use the powerful line “It’s not my food.” Simply tell yourself that the food is for someone else, and it doesn’t belong to you.
Skip it, savor it, it not my food today
I will wait a while, postpone eating it- figure out if I need it or just a habit of eating-
Eat only 1 inch of dessert savoring by small bites to make it last as long as possible.
Its not my food today may stop us and help us believe it is someone elses food. it may be my food tomorrow with portion control only but today it isn't my food.
Today
• Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you. today is my birthday so yes lots of situations today
• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. I will be savoring my foods today
Record your experiences.
• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked. I will say this starting Monday- as birthday celebrations this weekend- but I will work on savoring my food. Monday forward I plan to skipping some siturations and foods

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Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.
• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. Record your experiences.
• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked.

I cannot savour sweet or snack foods - 1" slices of cake, or single cookies nibbled, just do not work. It's like asking an alcoholic to have a small sip of booze, or a smoker to take just one puff!
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Labelling food as "not mine" doesn't work for me either - I am a very accomplished food thief!
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So the only thing I can take from today's lesson is 'skip it'. As long as I don't start I am OK. Then I have to deal with the issues we've looked at in the last few lessons - after the party (rebound eating & deprivation) etc.

At home I can find better substitutes for myself. At work it is much harder and I have varied success at keeping my hands off snacks & sweets left laying around!!!

Being aware makes is a bit easier - it feels less like some personal flaw and more like a problem with certain foods that lots of people share. I think the more we speak up about it, the better it will be for everyone!

The shops here are certainly now stocking healthier snacks - hummus & carrot sticks, eggs & olives, but up fruit, raw nuts, roasted seeds etc.

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Day 27 Skip it or savor it
My reaction is to just skip it.
Most times it is easier to not start on snack foods than to just have a little.


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This is a fairly easy lesson for me. Tom has all sorts of snacks in the house that I already avoid because they are "not my food".

This past Saturday I baked banana bread. We had gone to a small local food store to get coffee and food items. At the checkout the clerk said take some free bananas, they are great for baking. There was a basket full that were less than perfect but still in good shape. Of those six mini loaves, two have been given as a gift to Tom's daughter, Tom and I have had 3 in the past week, and 1 remains.

In the past I would eat an entire mini loaf myself. Now I am happy with about a 1/3 size piece and do not need it everyday.



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Day 27 Skip it or savor it

Whenever you eat snacks, be sure to savor the taste. Take very small bites and pay close attention to the flavor and texture of the food.

Any time you want to avoid eating snacks or sweets, use the powerful line “It’s not my food.” Simply tell yourself that the food is for someone else, and it doesn’t belong to you.

Today

• Watch for situations where sweets or snack foods tempt you.
• Each time, decide whether to skip the food or savor it. Record your experiences.
• Intentionally label something as “Not my food.” Describe how this worked.

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