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I have always failed because I would have a bad day and tell myself that since I ate that one bad thing I might as well go ahead and eat everything else I want. Then I would proceed to eat and eat and eat.Now I forgive it and jump right back in where I am, not worrying about the past.
Today I attended a reception after a memorial service.
I'm trying to eat more meatless meals but I need help being creative. I go to stores like Whole Foods or markets that make some great salads and sides with beans and sample. I buy a small portion and if I like it I get creative and make my own version.
After supper, I thoroughly brush and floss my teeth. You must clean them carefully, leaving no food morsel in between the teeth. If there is anything left in there, your saliva will continue to flow, making you want to eat more later.
I will NOT deprive myself of the the foods I love, even if they are "bad" for me. In all reality it is only "bad" for me if I eat it in a bad way. Moderation and planning is the key. We can tell ourselves all we want that we aren't going to eat X anymore, but that just isn't realistic.