On May 19, 2012 at 12:25 PM Pacific Time, stephintexas wrote:
I don't subscribe to the total deprivation idea BUT I know that some foods, if I try to 'eat just one' it triggers my beast and I get out of control.
For example a week or two back, maybe a little longer, they had chocolate cake for the afternoon snack during a meeting. I declined and explained that I was on a weight loss plan. They kept pressuring and one thin lady told me the same premise, that if she denied herself a bite, she'd overindulge later. I eventually caved and had "just one bite." Before I made the conscious choice, I had downed a whole piece and was licking my fingers and thinking of going back for more. For me, certain foods are my crack, I am incapable of moderation. Knowing what those foods is (chocolate cake, thin mints at the theater, chocolate chip cookies, cheezits, vanilla oreas etc) is a large part of my battle.
Next time tell this wench that you can be completely satisfied in having made a positive choice, by her taking YOUR bite For YOU.... tell her that **** works too!!!!
And as for you, its been my experience that three days of abstaining from all Carbs, makes my physical and mental hunger pangs, that the carbs cause in the first place....just go awaaaaayyyyy. Give it a try, you can choose that rest that comes from, not having cravings and you don't have to call it deprivation..... start thinking...REST... a safe place...sanctuary.... and shelter from the storm...