Control You Environment
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How do I avoid food triggers?
One way to avoid food triggers is by controlling your environment. This means making an effort to minimize your contact with food at home, work, and in the car. The more time you are exposed to food the greater your chances are of binging or snacking when you may not be hungry in the first place. Limiting the number of high risk situations will make it easier for you to lose weight. Here are several ideas to help decrease your exposure to food.
- Have family members avoid eating problem foods in front of you.
- Serve meals from on the stove. Placing serving dishes on the table can be too tempting to take a second or third helping. At least you will have to consciously think before going after seconds.
- Remove all problem foods from the house. If you must keep these foods around either store them in container you can't see through or a designated cabinet so you'll know that this area is off limits.
- Prepare and eat one portion of food at a time. Cooking too much food may prompt you to overeat.
- After you finish your last bite don't go back for seconds for five minutes.
- After meals, clean up promptly and have another family member put up the dirty dishes.
- Store leftovers immediately after each meal.
- Leave the table when you are done eating
- Avoid break rooms where co-workers have left high calorie foods.
- Keep healthy snack options at your desk.
- Bring your lunch each day to keep from going out.
- If you do go out to lunch with co-workers eat an extra side order of vegetables instead of higher calorie food items. (i.e. salad and vegetable medley instead of mashed potatoes with gravy and macaroni and cheese)
6/14/2009 5:22:50 PM
Can a person eat what they want, in reason and excericse hard 1 hour a day for 4-5 days and lose?