That's a great way to think of it. It's the same technique I use when I have to wait in line for something. I'll start to get annoyed, and to combat that feeling, I say to myself, "How long will I possibly be in this line? Ten minutes? I can handle that!" Somehow, just putting a time on it makes it SO much more manageable.
Without even consciously recognizing it, I've actually been doing this to combat my nighttime snacking as well. Night is my worst time (for many of us, I think), but I can often combat the urge to snack then by just objectively recognizing my pattern: intense urge to snack, usually between 7 - 9:30; this passes, though, and normally, I'm not even hungry for breakfast. Just objectively reminding myself of this helps.
Also, along the same lines, I remember reading that if you can just hold off binging for 15 minutes---setting your cell phone timer for that amount of time--most likely the urge will pass. I have tried this before, and it works (if I can wait the 15 minutes).
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Last edited by lin43 : 05-13-2013 at 07:29 PM.