Certainly we’ve all had temptations to just say “screw it” and eat a bunch of junk food. What methods do you use to keep yourself from giving in?
I’ve found the following thoughts to be helpful to me:
-You can’t just have one bite. One bite sets you up for a never-ending chain of having just one more. The end result is you can end up eating too much.
-Realize that you’ll never reach the point of being totally satisfied. You’ll always want some more, so eating something in the hopes of being satisfied is pointless.
-Think about how you’ll feel five minutes after you’re done eating. Will you wish you hadn’t eaten that? Will you wish you made a better decision? If so, don’t eat it.
-Think about your motivation. If you’re eating it simply because you want to, you shouldn’t be eating it at all. You should be eating according to the needs of your body.
-Think about what is more important: the fleeting enjoyment of the food and the lasting guilt, or the lasting pride from achieving a better body composition.
-Think about where eating that food will get you. You will not achieve your goals because of that food, and every time you eat more of it, you are even farther from achieving those goals.
(Granted, a cheat meal now and again is no problem, and a good way to stay sane.)