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Dieting Starts In The Supermarket

Updated on August 26, 2012

People often think that the problem is eating Food that we shouldn’t but that’s not true, the problem is buying it in the first place, for how can we eat something, which isn’t there?.

As a species we’ve hardly had a glowing record of not eating foods that we’ve been told we shouldn’t, you only have to look at Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and we haven’t particularly got any better since.

The temptation is always within us by nature, just like Adam and Eve and the Apple, we cannot stop ourselves from the temptations of forbidden foods, ironically an apple wouldn’t be much of a problem, infact if the old saying is anything to go by then it will infact keep the doctor away, so perhaps it would have been more fitting if it was a slice of pizza dangling from the tree in the garden of Eden or branches made of chocolate.

The point is, that we will succumb to temptation by nature and who know’s we just may have had a much better stint in the garden of Eden before being banished for some inevitable sin further down the line, had the almighty powers that be not have put a delicious looking Apple tree there in the first place, by this analogy.. Don’t buy apple trees and plant them in your back garden! Oh no wait.. Don’t by fatty foods from the supermarket and do buy an Apple!, (contradictory I know!).

Allow yourself to be bullied by fruit!

Intriguing title I know, but really I am bullied by fruit! Before you call the Looney ambulance to come take me away, I mean the expiration dates on fruit, seriously the main reason I end up eating so much fruit or taking fruit to work with me, is that I know I have to, because its expiration date is fast approaching. So here’s the trick… buy loads of fruit and you will no choice but to eat it, if like me you don’t like to see something go to waste. There is many a time I would much rather eat something from the vendor on my break but knowing that I’ve got a Banana in my bag that is already looking a little brown spotted, leaves me with no choice but to eat the food that needs eating.

Don’t even bother going down the Sweet isles

Even when I set out not to get anything from the isle, I may end up getting something, either because I’ve a craving for it at that present time, it’s a favorite or just that its on offer and so really is too good value to turn down, just don’t go down it!, that isle holds no good fortunes for you!, if you don’t plan to get anything from there, why you down there in the first place? Things just look far too appetizing and before you know it, some items will somehow have conveniently fallen into your basket/trolley.

Don’t buy Biscuit packs or multi-packs of Sweets

If you ever hear yourself trying to justify the purchase of a multi-pack of chocolate bars or a pack of biscuits, with the self deception of ‘Oh but I’ll make it last, this can be for the month’, it wont happen, I can almost guarantee whatever timeframe you set yourself to eat them within, you can probably half it at least. There’s something strangely satisfying about a perpetual hand motion, the one of eating a biscuit, popcorn or a Pringle out of a Pringles can, once you pop, you really can’t stop.

Only when your fridge and cupboard are filled with Healthy stuff and only healthy stuff, can you really start to eat healthily.


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      mmsu 5 years ago from Pakistan

      Like that "give into temptation"!!=D

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      CCahill 5 years ago from England

      Perhaps the key is to have things in your cupboard that you still consider to be treats but are in relation to other things healthier.

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      Rebecca 5 years ago

      I totally agree with you, it is impossible to stop yourself eating foods if they're right there in the kitchen waiting for you. I don't think keeping absolutely no food that's slightly unhealthy is the answer though. There have been so many nights when I've been a bit bored watching TV and thought 'I could really do with some chocolate right now.' Like so many people I live (well, used to live) really close to a 24 hour supermarket, so all it took was a little wander down the street to get all of the unhealthy foods that my bored, tired little brain craved. I'm convinced that if I had a packet of biscuits in the cupboard I would have just eaten a few of them, instead of binging on whatever I could find down the sweets aisle.

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      CCahill 5 years ago from England

      Ha yeah! You dont want that picture in your Food Cupboard now do you! Thats just too much temptation, infact i think thats their Advertising slogan "Give into temptation" lol

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      mmsu 5 years ago from Pakistan

      The Galaxy picture was mouth watering.Dieting requires a lot of patience and will-power.Nice hub.

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      itouchtheworld 5 years ago

      Correctly said