What do you carry in your purse/pocket/bag to avoid food temptations?
I'd usually take my cell phone/smartphone with my before picture as my background. The picture of me was me at my thinnest, on my 2008 Disney cruise. I was wearing a green dress and I looked confident in it, with Mickey Mouse (in a tux) at my side. Nowadays, I weigh 30 pounds (about) more than that. I hope this picture of me and Mickey would remind me that I can get back at that weight (or even lower) and make better food choices.
I don't carry a purse or bag around, but I try to keep nuts (usually almonds or pistachios) close by to curb my hunger between meals.
Since having children, I always have healthy snacks with me- like almonds, dried fruit, fresh fruit, protein bars, etc. In the past, when I was starving and had to stop to get something, it can be hard to find something healthy and available wherever I was. Now, I don't have to worry about that.
I carry a small book called "The Voices of Recovery". It is a daily reader of encouraging messages to help in making better food choices... and in lbetter choices in general. I usually read from it every morning, but I cary it in my purse for comfort measures. The answer is not in my purse however...it is in my head. I am learning how to think about food differently so I will not eat junk foods, or eat large portion sizes, or second helpings, or eat too many snacks, or eat the wrong snacks. In short, I am learning how to make better food choices and stick to it.
I carry a water bottle and some of those crystal lite flavoring packets. At 10 calories each you can't go wrong (especially in a town with terrible water). Because more often than not if I feel like snacking it's because I'm thirsty or I just want something to do with my hands. Drinking flavored water is a great way to go.
by Precious Williams7 years ago
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by tobey1006 years ago
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