Instagram photo by tommy_jayyy40No will power or self control when it comes to your dietary choices?
No worries. You don't need it.
Instead, controlling your environment could be the most important factor you implement for successful weight loss and long term weight maintenance.
For example, if you're trying to lose weight but have a difficult time with self control, especially snacking and indulging on food around the house after dinner time... the best thing you can do? Keep it out of the house!
I can tell you right now, it's much easier to fight the urge in the grocery store to not pick up the bag of chips and gallon of ice cream than it is when it's sitting at home conveniently at your finger tips.
If you want to stop snacking on junk after dinner, then do something about it. It's in your control. It's your choice. If it's not in the house, you won't have to fight the battle of will power to not eat it.
This is why I don't keep convenience foods or snacks in the house. If I want a snack or am craving something, I have 1 option... I have to get up.
Throw on some real clothes.
Drive to the grocery store.
Pick up a *single serving* of exactly what I want.
Drive back home.
And sit down to enjoy it.. Idk about you, but for me:
1] That sounds like a lot of work.
2] This gives me the chance to ask myself a few questions... "Am I really hungry, or just craving something?" "Do I need this?" "Will this choice bring me closer or further from my goals?" "How do I want to feel 30 minutes from now based on the choice I make?" With that said, I most likely won't leave the house. And therefore, I won't snack on the things that I don't need anyways. And if I make the logical decision that I do "need it" - great, I'll go get it. Problem solved!
Once you control your environment at home, you remove the temptation, remove the convenience factor, and win the game of "I don't have self control". Maybe you struggle with hitting he drive thru on the way home from work?
Solution: Take a different route home to avoid the temptation.
Also, a quick tip: *Do not go to the grocery store on an empty stomach. You'll most likely leave with some convenient processed foods that... ππ»ππ»ππ»