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Beck day 7

Saturday, February 03, 2018

I just read day 7, it is about re-arranging the environment.

I just did. I threw out most of the peanut butter that was still in the jar... (and ate the rest, groan... But, it's gone now.).

I am also glad the dried mango slices we got for the first time a while ago, are nearly finished.
Both foods seem to be a trigger food for me now. The mango perhaps because it's sweet and my body still craves sugar after one week of 'abstinence' (what a word).... The peanut butter, I don't know? Because it's fatty and salty? I don't even LIKE it all that much, so why do I keep (over)eating it?

Anyhow I think that now there are no true trigger foods in the house, any more.

There are some things I should just not buy nor keep in the house. Potatoe salad. Liquorice. But also former 'diet foods' like rice cakes. I should also know better than to buy frozen pizza or frozen potatoe products thinking it will come in 'handy' on a day when I feel too tired to cook. That day arrives a lot sooner when I know these products are in the house.

Some time ago I wrote out a list with 'trigger foods', foods that I know are likely to tempt me to binge. And in my daily log I started registering, checking off a square each day: 'did not buy trigger foods'. Now the phrase is 'no trigger foods in the house'.

What are 'trigger foods' or 'temptations' for you and do you have rules about them?
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  • SEAGLASS1215
    My list of trigger foods could take a few pages, LOL.
    Some of them I can eat in moderation - but other times those same foods can trigger an all out binge.
    But the worst offenders for me which I usually have no control whatsoever once I have the first taste are: ice cream, jelly beans, certain snack crackers, chocolate rice cakes, brownies, cashews, warm Italian bread...I better stop here, I'm feeling some cravings coming on!
    1234 days ago
    Great job you got rid of trigger food.
    And good catch - the thought to have frozen pizza and potatoes in the house "just in case" may encourage you to really use them, which is not helpful.

    1234 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    I can't have crunchy peanut butter or nuttella if the house as I can eat them by the spoonful!

    Rice cakes can be a little tempting too! My dh asked about having them again but I think NO!

    Be kind to yourself! Hugs xxx emoticon
    1234 days ago
    You remind me that we are all persons who are a work in process. As we travel toward our goal(s) we will have to take a detour or choose to make a detour but if we travel generally toward our goal(s) then our success is assured. Assure yourself that you are not failing but you are persevering and your insight and criticisms show that!
    1234 days ago
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