Weight Loss Support - What is your weakness and how do you overcome it?




Solus
05-28-2005, 01:13 PM
What is your greatest weakness? The one thing you feel would challenge your willpower the most if it were put in front of you?

For me, it's bread. I buy high-quality FF bread fresh from a local bakery to be one of the small not-so-guilty indulgences I allow myself daily to keep myself from feeling deprived...and even though the bread is FF and low-cal I know I can't binge on it because of the refined carbs....and it's really hard not to! It's soooo good!

How do you overcome your greatest weaknesses?


kykaree
05-28-2005, 01:27 PM
Good question! My weakness is dairy - cream, cheese all that sort of thing. I can't eat them in moderation at all, will power just does not exist. So I don't have them in the house. I really miss cheese!!! Once a month I buy some farmhouse creamy Lancashire and indulge. We have some good reduced fat cheese here, but I can't get portion control together, so I tend not to buy it.

Oh and chocolate of course. I still eat that, but in tiny quantities. If I buy small individually wrapped squares I can eat one and not the whole packet. I don't understand how I can do that with chocolate but not cheese etc, strange!!!

Betani
05-28-2005, 04:15 PM
Four words: French fries, onion rings. It's so bad that I can't even be around them without being sent into intense cravings. The smell drives me up the wall, and my mouth starts watering. THEY MUST BE MINE!!! ...er...um...excuse me...

I have not yet found a way to overcome the cravings. My only hope lies in avoidance.


almostheaven
05-28-2005, 11:01 PM
It's a four letter word called junk. That encompasses foods of many varieties, such as sweets, greasy foods, fattening foods of all kinds. I love french fries, potato chips, sweets of all types (donuts, candy, ice cream, etc.). I couldn't pick just one that has a bigger effect, but if I had to guess, chocolate might be just a hair trigger worse than others.

Donnaloses
05-29-2005, 03:42 PM
My biggest weakness is Chocolate...and ice cream... I try not to bring those things in my house unless it is lowfat..it is hard, the new Edys light and creamy is soooo good, but still 3 pts a half cup and I could easily eat 2 cups a sitting.

MorticiaAddams
05-30-2005, 06:09 AM
Pizza

And I overcome it by not going near it and not putting myself in the situation where I would be tempted.
another thing I try is I make variations of a pizza. Such as a BBQ chicken pizza made on a Wheat pita bread with bbq sauce and cooked chicken chunks and fat free cheese.

almostheaven
05-30-2005, 09:05 AM
another thing I try is I make variations of a pizza. Such as a BBQ chicken pizza made on a Wheat pita bread with bbq sauce and cooked chicken chunks and fat free cheese.
I did that and took one to work. It disappeared fast. Lot of health nuts at my office. I made one with the low carb wheat crust, veggie mozarella cheese, low sodium pizza sauce and veggie pepparoni, with mushrooms, peppers, onions, and black olives.

shennan
05-31-2005, 01:37 PM
Cookies;.... i have found out if all my fave food was put in front of me I would not be able to say no to cookies or cheese... I dont see cheese as a demond since it is good for you (low cal, protein, and calcium) just high in fat. Cookies... I ahve not been able to overcome them yet, which is why the scale has not moved in two weeks. WELL IT WILL MOVE THIS WEEK! I will give up cookies.. I have to... (I will be looking into low calories cookies for my night snack - the only way I will be able to say NO to the huge freshly made ones that look at e everyday at work)

LBTEPA
06-01-2005, 01:14 AM
Pizza. We only have takeaway once a fortnight so I don't feel deprived but don't have it too often, and we get it from the shop that puts the least cheese on them. Also I put the pizza in the kitchen rather than on the table so it isn't sitting there looking at me saying 'go on... have another piece.....'
Chips - I just don't eat them. Not even one. If I start, I'm doomed!
Red wine.....ummm not very good at avoiding that :o

breakfastsurreal
06-01-2005, 01:16 AM
pizza!!! and cheeseburgers...and anything really cheesy :)

Schatzi
06-03-2005, 07:58 PM
I love NUTS.. Pistachios most of all and Cashews, almonds, pecans,walnuts...

while they are allowed on SBD I don't eat them. I get a little nutty and wouldnt be able to hold to an oz or so...

almostheaven
06-03-2005, 08:51 PM
I love NUTS.. Pistachios most of all and Cashews, almonds, pecans,walnuts...

while they are allowed on SBD I don't eat them. I get a little nutty and wouldnt be able to hold to an oz or so...
I have the same problem with cashews, so I get them, but I keep the can away from me. I go get a handful, close it up and go back to the other room to eat them.