Don’t Bring it Home
Know that feeling you get when you want something really sweet? Something that you know is not within your healthy diet and might even make you feel bad later? But you want it anyway?
I know I do. But one thing I don’t do is bring those types of things into the house. When you bring the blue bell home, it makes it extremely easy to give into temptation on Wednesday night after a long day at work.
As strong as we all think we are, when temptation hits, it is an overwhelming feeling of need. Fighting that feeling when your fix is a few steps away and only guarded by the safety seal of your freezer is next to impossible.
Go Out and Enjoy
Your best bet is to keep things like this out of your house and only “go out” for them. Yes it may cost more in dollars to do this, but I guarantee it will cost a lot less in calories. It will also lead to more happiness in the end (which is what having more money is all about anyways right?) The happiness you feel will come from a combination of things. You’ll feel good about your own decision making for one. You will usually find more pleasure in going out as well. And since you find so much more pleasure in your experience with this food you enjoy so much, you’ll also be able to withstand being without for much longer.
Don’t Stress it
As you know, your health based diet should mostly be comprised of whole foods that you and your family make at home. Taking a night off every once in awhile and enjoying some time out will not hurt you in the long term though. Realizing it’s not crushing your diet and understanding that you just need to get right back on track tomorrow is very important for your mental health. Be sure to keep that in mind!
Make an attempt to enhance the experience of “getting off your diet.” Take your family, go to a special spot with your pleasure food, make it memorable.
Just please, don’t bring it home.
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