Today we had a Corn Hole Tournament at work, its to earn money for our families in need. Of course, food was involved don't be silly.
Well I knew I didn't want the Baked chips, I still don't feel any chip is worth its calories. Pretzels on the other hand is another story, I digress. Everyday I have a Dark Chocolate Vitatop at lunch with a Coke Zero. This helps me throughout the afternoon and it makes me happy because its yummy! So today I thought “oh no I need my chocolate Vitatop”, but I wasn't going home for lunch this time. I decided to buy 1 chocolate chip cookie from Subways and have it with my 6” sandwich. I was okay with this decision.
It was good, but not as good and satisfying as my Vitatop. It did its job though, I didn't look at the food while I was playing Corn Hole, nor did I look at it 2 hours later in the lunch room. I was satisfied.
I have to say this was enlightening today. Usually I would consider this a cheat, but it wasn't. I used this chocolate chip cookie as a tool. This girl is finally getting it!
That is part of maintenance you have to choose your battles and you have to choose your tools to make it through those battles.
Have you ever used one of your biggest sweet tooth temptations as a tool to aide you in prevention of eating later?
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