Deflecting a Binge
Lots of us have signed up for the January challenge to see how long we can go without a binge. Let's share our ideas for how to deflect a binge. I don't know about you, but when I get it in my mind that I want something to eat, NOTHING is going to stop me. So, I have incorporated three tricks:
a) I've started making hummus at home -- found a wonderful recipe. When I want something salty, I allow myself 1/4 cup of hummus and 4 pretzels.
b) When I want something sweet, I allow myself to make the banana "ice cream." That's the one where you put a frozen banana into the food processor until it is the consistency of ice cream.
c) And, when I'm eating, I force myself to turn off the TV, put away the book, and concentrate on what I'm eating. It gets pretty boring pretty quickly as opposed to my old habit of mindlessly eating an entire bag of chips while watching TV.
What tricks have you all discovered?