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July 12th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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What helps everyone to just say no to foods. I am awful with this. If I don't track my calories on MFP I eat horrible. Last night I had 3 slices of pizza. I wasn't even hungry after the first slice but I just kept eating. I am so mad at myself.

So I am curious if anyone else has to tell themselves no?
Is it easy for you?
Do you struggle with this?
I am one who tastes something, likes it and eats it...all.
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July 12th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Normally, as long as I get some of it, I can stop myself. Not always though, then I have to remind myself of how far I've come already and that I don't want to be set back.. If I do cave, I just try not to beat myself up over it and just keep going.
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July 12th, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Logging calories faithfully. It doesn't ALWAYS keep me from giving in, but it makes it much more likely. If I know that I would use up all my remaining calories by reaching for another slice/bag/piece/serving, etc, it helps me to say no (because I'm going to want another snack later, so I'd better save some calories). Also, remembering how great it feels to make progress really helps me to say no in sticky situations.
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July 12th, 2013, 12:42 PM
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I definitely struggle with this! Logging helps me lately. If it is something that's easy for me to over-eat (like pizza!) I log it ahead of time so I can decide how much I'm allowed before the food is in front of me. About 12 days ago I decided I was going to log for real, and that it was going to work. And whaddyaknow... it's been working!
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July 12th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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Sometimes I can get myself to stope eating or I just grab a handful or slice of something and tell myself that that is it.
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July 12th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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Pre-logging for sure. And depending on the time of day, if I want ton save some calories for a snack later on. I also portion it out - eg chips into a bowl, pizza onto a plate (and I have to get up to get more and I'm lazy lol), etc.
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July 12th, 2013, 10:55 PM
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I am pretty bad at this too
Some times I can get myself to put it away or walk away but only if I take out some of what i want, put it away and then eat what I took. I will rarely go and take something out once I put it away.
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July 13th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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I do not tell myself no.....it only spirals me downward into a pit of despair LOL....seriously....I love food....and if I want it I eat it...and if I go over my calories or I think I will I exercise more....
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July 13th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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For me a lot of this has to do with my mood and where I'm at in my cycle. LOL. Sometimes it's really easy for me to just say no and other times food tortures me and I just keep eating. I try to keep temptations out of the house that helps. And, I've just kind of told myself I will work it off if I over do it and try not to get too upset.
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July 13th, 2013, 11:39 PM
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I'm horrible at saying no for the most part!! But, I am trying to work on this and hope it gets better. I think my stomach shrank as I just often don't eat as much and then don't want to over-stuff myself and feel yucky afterwards so it's starting to get easier saying no.

But, as I'm typing this cookies are baking in the oven and I can't wait to eat a couple
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July 15th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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I live by the 80/20 rule. I eat clean 80% of the time and allow 20% for indulgences/cravings/outings, etc. It keeps me sane. I also have this mindset - instead of telling myself I want it but can't have it, I tell myself I can have it but don't want it. That made a huge impact on how I viewed food and took away the stigma attached to the foods like they are off limits. I just remind myself I can have it but I know how I will feel after I eat it and the next day.

I learned that from a documentary "Hungry For Change" that I watched a long time ago. It honestly changed everything for me. It is on Netflix (or was).. I highly recommend it.
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