Ok… I know cold turkey is discouraged by everyone but I myself find that cold turkey is the only method that works for me. It does work! I once gave up chocolate for almost two years that way.
I recently, April 9, 2013, gave up chocolate again for one year — with the very rare exception – I didn’t know when I took a bite (dentist using mint chocolate polisher doesn’t count) – I haven’t willing cheated.
I sit next to a large candy bowl at work where one of my jobs is to fill it.
It doesn’t bother me one bit!
April 8, 2014 – I may have a bite!
I can’t willing take one tiny bite and walk away. I love the taste of food way too much for that! I savor the way food taste on my tongue and the way it slides down my throat. The yen for a specific taste will consume me and the thoughts of the taste become an obsession. I can’t resist and then wham after that first bite there is no stopping me and that is my problem!
No idea why I can totally walk away and have no worries. It maybe the way my mind processes it. I immediately think of said thing as bad and then I no longer desire it. It’s like a switch is flipped.
So my new endeavor is no pastries – defined as donuts, muffins, cookies, and croissants! Why you ask — my work! They are the culprit behind this new one. The amount of pastries my office gets is ridiculous and of course I can’t resist. I need to resist… sugar isn’t my friend and gluten is definitely an enemy of mine. SOOOOO as of today 8/15/2013 for 6 months….
I’ll keep you posted on the status of this new one.. if anything is gonna be hard it’s gonna be this one.
2/15/2014 we shall see.