We all have them. To tell you the truth I can't walk past a jar of peanut butter without grabbing a huge spoonful.
Its got me in trouble in Sainsbury's more than once....
The problem is that food and drink is so damn tasty and so damn available!
Not just any food/drink but the really bad stuff that we know we "shouldn't" be consuming
It's all well and good saying 'don't drink that' or 'only have it once a week' but the reality is that those words just doesn't cut it.
It's like being presented with a huge red button saying "DON'T PUSH".
We're going to end up pushing it at some point. Willpower is only going to last so long.
Why else would diet's 'fail' so often?
How about I told you, you could still have those snacks that you love so much.
The chocolate, the cake, the crisps, the creamy coffees from Costa.... You can still have those things.
You need to do something different.
You have to make it less convenient and less enjoyable to snack.
Here are just two examples of simple rules you could apply from today that just may change your life.
- You can snack, but only whilst you're sitting down at the kitchen or dining room table and there must be no other distractions. No TV, no radio, no book reading, no facebook checking, no phonecalls. Just you and your own thoughts.
You've automatically made snacking a little less enjoyable!
- You can snack on something a little bit naughty but only after you first find and eat a bit of fruit.
Finding, peeling and chopping/cutting makes that snack just a little less convenient to get to. And frankly after eating that bit of fruit you might just be full enough not to need that snack after all....
Two tweaks in your day. That's all.
Start there and who knows where you'll be this time next year :0)