Moderation is simple… in theory. DOING IT is a whole different thing

Moderation is simple… in theory. DOING IT is a whole different thing


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By @cartergood⠀
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Moderation is simple… in theory.⠀

DOING IT is a whole different thing.⠀

For me, one of the bigger challenges I’ve faced was overcoming my “all-or-nothing” mentality with food.⠀ ⠀
If I was eating pizza, I’d slam the whole pie. ⠀
If I was eating ice cream, I was poundin’ the pint.⠀
If I wanted Oreos, I’d tackle a full sleeve.⠀ ⠀
I could sit here and say that I’ve learned to have complete control of my cravings — that I’m a “perfect little healthy eater” who never goes off plan.⠀

But I’d be lying out my booty-bum. ⠀
I still struggled with moderation.⠀ ⠀
Sometimes, all I want to do is eat my weight in Reese Cups or swan dive into a swimming pool of Ben & Jerry’s Americone Dream…⠀ ⠀
What’s different now is that I’ve stopped hiding from my cravings. Now I face them head-on.⠀ ⠀
You see, we all have things we struggle with, and until we address them head-on, we’ll continue struggling. Everyone’s a bit different, but here are some strategies that have helped me gain control:⠀ ⠀
1️⃣ Keep Overly-Tempting Foods OUT of the House⠀

For me, it’s keeping multiple pints of ice cream OUT of the freezer. Sometimes, I’m able to mindfully dish out 1-2 servings, but I often find myself going back into the kitchen to finish the rest ?…⠀

Instead, I’ll buy foods that I have more control over that still satisfy my cravings. Right meow, I’m really digging dark chocolate and gummy worms… you know, cuz I’m 12 years old ???⠀

2️⃣ Make Overly-Tempting Foods “Go & Get” Treats⠀

If I want ice cream, I can still have it…⠀ ⠀
BUT(t?) —> I have to physically leave the house to “go & get” it.⠀

Recently, I’ve been going to @jenisicecreams for a single scoop waffle cone (see pic)⠀

3️⃣ What’s Done Most of the Time Matters Most⠀

As much as I say this, it’s still so, so easy to forget…⠀

I have to remind myself on the reg that just because I overindulge once, it’s not that big of a deal. In the same way, though, one healthy meal doesn’t mean I’m clear to eat junk food the rest of the day…

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Bette

My name is Bette. I'm a 34 year old female from Turkey. My occupation is a website designer and I work from a home office. I have struggled with my weight since puberty. Still figuring out.

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