My problem is I think eating is one of life's greatest pleasures! I love to cook, I love to go to the grocery store, and I love just about any food. That makes it tough. That's why counting carbohydrates works well for me. When food is calling my name, I always have fresh fruit in the fridge, sugar-free fudgecicles (40 calories) in the freezer, etc. That's where I head. Yep, I could eat from the time I get up until the time I go to bed. I don't, though. I stay busy and that helps me, too.
I can't deprive myself. It doesn't work. I was on a diet years ago and doing well. Unfortunately, a commercial for Dairy Queen came on television and I couldn't get that ice cream cone, dipped in chocolate, out of my head! I started eating celery with a sour cream dip. I ended up eating the entire BUNCH of celery and nearly a pint of sour cream! I tried to stop myself but that ice cream cone came back into my mind. I was a driven woman! That's when I discovered it would have been far better for me to just get in the car and get the stupid ice cream cone. It would have been less calories!
So, now, I just keep healthy stuff in the house, avoid a lot of carbs and do well this way.
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