Day 4 of my post-vacation diet. I’m surprised to find that, now that the initial few days of adjustment have passed, I’m actually, kind of, enjoying it.
I’m less hungry, throughout the day, for some reason. I don’t have to make any food decisions whatsoever – I know exactly what I can have (and I can have as much of it as I want), and everything else is off-limits. That makes it extremely easy for me to resist foods I shouldn’t have.
For example, last night at a gathering of friends somebody set a plate of frosting-covered brownie bites on the table we were all sitting around. Normally I would agonize internally over whether or not I could have one, and once I’d had one, whether or not I should have another, and then once I’d had another, I’d start with berating myself for my weakness… you see where this is going.
When it’s not even an option…I don’t even think about it. No agonizing, no deciding, no self-recriminations later when I’ve “lost” the battle on whether or not to eat it. I just DON’T. It’s not in the plan, so it’s not food to me.
I had forgotten how much I like this aspect of the program. I like not having to make the decision – I like just following the program and knowing it’s all been worked out for me already.
This is one of the reasons I don’t do well on programs like Weight Watchers – I don’t WANT to have to decide what foods to eat and how much of it to have, I want that figured out for me so I can just focus on the rest of my day – work, hobbies, reading, whatever. This works for me.