Originally Posted by alaskanlaughter
One huge example is at my work, I prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack for 50 kids daily and serve it so I'm exposed to ALOT of unhealthy (for me) choices...It's also available to staff so it's not like I'm eating food that I shouldn't be....Everyone eats with the kids...And I find myself just eating so much more than I would if I wasn't in that environment...because it's in my mouth before I even stop to think about it
..I've tried having gum in my mouth but I have texture issues with that...lol
If it were me I'd try to put myself in a frame of mind that this food is not available to me. Act like a salesperson at the GAP, just because you fold the shirts doesn't mean you get to sample them lol. I know it must be hard if others are sampling and eating as they go and that's probably the real problem here, to see everyone else allow that freedom to themselves.
Instead of gum can you try mints? Or use Listerine mouthwash which is very strong and can you off anything lol. I find Cinammon Altoids to be really strong and I can't imagine mixing them with any other foods. Cinammon in general curbs my impulse to eat anything and I often have cinammon tea in the afternoon.