How to avoid that extra biscuit!

@Fleura (26143)
United Kingdom
March 30, 2023 9:13am CST
I thought I would just share this little trick that I use to avoid eating more treats than I meant to Sometimes I fancy a little treat, maybe a square or two of chocolate or a couple of biscuits with my coffee. But some days it’s all too easy to have more than I originally intended. I eat the one or two I planned… and then while I have the packet in my hand I may think ‘Oh I’ll just have one more’ (or two more…) Then I learned that the way to avoid that temptation is to take what I plan to eat, put it on a plate, and then put the packet away BEFORE I eat anything. Then I take my treats away and eat them and ‘forget’ that I could easily just get any extra ones. It works for me anyway! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2023.
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@BarBaraPrz (42144)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Mar
Didn't work for me yesterday at the Spring Tea I attended at the Centre. I gained 5 pounds!
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@BarBaraPrz (42144)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
31 Mar
@Fleura I've been holding steady at 130 but this morning was 135.
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@Fleura (26143)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar
Seriously??
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@LadyDuck (440124)
• Switzerland
31 Mar
This is what I do from many years. I get the small piece of chocolate I intend to eat, go downstairs and place the rest in the atomic shelter now converted in our "pantry". The door is so heavy that I know I would not go there again to have another piece.
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@LadyDuck (440124)
• Switzerland
31 Mar
@Fleura I want to be sure, I love chocolate too much, and also the hazelnuts wafers.
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@Fleura (26143)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar
I don't think I need to go quite that far!
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@allknowing (121337)
• India
31 Mar
A feather in my cap really I do not need to do all that I eat what I have planned to eat and that's it (lol)
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@allknowing (121337)
• India
31 Mar
@Fleura I am in some ways. Thank you
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@Fleura (26143)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar
Well done, you are more disciplined than the rest of us! lol
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@xstitcher (27597)
• Petaluma, California
31 Mar
I haven't had a scale in my home since I moved.
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@Fleura (26143)
• United Kingdom
1 Apr
I've never had any either. But I do notice if my clothes are too tight!
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@Ronrybs (17759)
• London, England
30 Mar
Don't use that method, but I still have an unopened packet of Jaffa Cakes!
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@Fleura (26143)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar
Not opening the packet certainly stops you eating them
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@Ronrybs (17759)
• London, England
31 Mar
@Fleura Almost as good as leaving them in the shop!
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@CarolDM (205678)
• Nashville, Tennessee
31 Mar
That trick does work. Out of sight out of mind they say.
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@snowy22315 (154824)
• United States
30 Mar
I have tried that a few times. It is a good trick, but knowing me, I would still allow myself to go back to get an extra if I wanted it. I like individual serving packs when I can get them and they are not too expensive. Usually, I don't find myself getting another bag of those. I know when it is done, that is it. I really like the 100 calorie serving bags of popcorn for that reason.
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@DaddyEvil (126877)
• United States
30 Mar
That's exactly how I do it... If Pretty hears me open the package or decides she wants something I've got, she takes the rest of the bag and I don't have to worry about letting temptation get the better of me.
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@wolfgirl569 (78625)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Mar
It does help
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@just4him (278855)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Mar
That's what I do. It works every time. I don't usually buy cookies, but I have been buying dark chocolate candy. I check the serving size on the label, and that's all I eat for the day.
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@Kandae11 (52455)
30 Mar
That is a very good plan and l am reading it at the right time, because l had breakfast 2 hours ago and l was about to go for a snack and decided not to. I don't eat much anyway. On my recent doctor's visit , l weighed 111 lbs (l do not have a scale at home)- she said jokingly that l should eat some more - that might not be a good thing though.
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@Icydoll (37202)
• India
30 Mar
I do the same sometimes. When it is chocolate cookies i can't stop at all
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@Rimps85 (880)
• India
30 Mar
hmm...good strategy
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@coldplay8 (5384)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
30 Mar
nice advice, thank you!
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@much2say (52354)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Mar
Portion control - and I do think that's the best way too! But sometimes I will say hey . . . if I eat all of them now, then there will be no more for me to be tempted with .
• United States
30 Mar
That's a good way to not eat more than you intended. I try to do the same thing but someimes I'm not as successful as other times
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