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I've learned to view food "as nutrition". As a means to a nutritional end. This is a huge"reframe" for me; food used to be about pleasure, comfort, and distraction. Food is now about NUTRITION.... I have learned to find pleasure, comfort, and distraction elsewhere....but food can still be fun!
I now THINK before I eat. I ask myself "Why am I eating this? For what purpose? And am I actually hungry?" If I am actually hungry, I plan food around my nutritional needs for the day and avoid "junk" foods except for the occasional splurge.
Don't buy the stuff you don't want to be eating. If you have children who ask for their favorite candy/snack/treat, think about how you're trying to become more healthy. Then ask yourself, Don't I want that for my whole family? If you wouldn't eat it, why would you feed it to any of the other members in your family. If it's not in the house, there can be no temptation.3412654 Just like you've made adjustments, your family will learn to adjust too.
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