Driving Lessons and Ice Cream
July 12, 2008 by Administrator
My teenager received her driving permit on Thursday. What an exciting time for her. She waited quite a while before taking that test. She scored a 100%. She is growing up fast! I sure can’t believe she is graduating from high school in two years.
To celebrate and as a treat, we went out for ice cream. We rarely keep junk foods in the house. Sometimes they make their way in if we have out of town guests or someone gives us some, but most of the time they are not allowed in.
The reason being that you can really sabotage yourself if you know it is a trigger food for you and it’s in the freezer or pantry. Trigger foods cause binging. For myself, I have to keep baked goods out of the house. I can’t have just one brownie or cookie. Once I’ve had one I want another.
Since you keep a food journal (You do right? Cause if you don’t we need to talk.) you can identify which foods caused a binge or negative reaction. Once you’ve identified trigger foods, make an effort to keep them out of the house and only have them as a treat when you are OUT somewhere. If you love cookies, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy one when you are at a restaurant, a friends house or a church potluck. Keep yourself busy by staying away from the food table. Move around the room talking to everyone. You can’t eat while your talking (well, at least without spitting food at someone).
Do not sabotage your weight loss efforts by making trigger and junk foods easily available in your home. Your home should be your safe zone.