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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.
Wife to Junior, Mother to Samyera (5), Shylah (4) & Logan (3)
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.
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.
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!
~Jennifer, wife of one, mother of many
Robert: 20 Raechel: 18 Daniel: 15 Joseph: 13 Thomas: 10 Mary Mae: 7 Lucy Marie: 5 John Anthony: 2 AND Baby due Dec. 2015
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Congratulations Raechel and Kaleb, married May, 2015
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.
DS1: C 8/12/2012
DS2: L 3/30/2014
Surprise baby! due 3/27/2017
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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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....
Kristy, wife to Karl 6.16.01, Mom to Raianna 12.7.00, Elyse 12.3.02 and Helena 7.20.07, step-mom to Frankie 7.3.97 and step-grandma to October 3.9.15
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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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
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.