- Anything chocolate or with chocolate in it
- cheese cake
- almost all pastries (maybe all, I'm not sure about this one yet)
- candy coated peanuts (Boston beans)
Then there are the trigger foods, the ones that often trigger a binge on things in the list above. I'm not so sure about my trigger foods. I need to pay attention to which foods make me want to "cheat" on my abstinence. These are the ones I suspect right now:
- salad dressings
- breakfast cereal
- sweetener (Splenda)
- jam, jelly
Right now, for today anyway, my food plan is to eat three meals, no second helpings and nothing between meals. In addition, I will define a meal as food that will fit on one bowl or one plate. If I'm eating something liquid, it's OK if a bowl sits on a plate. Right now, for today anyway, I will abstain from my binge foods no matter what.
OK, now that I've taken care of food issues for the day... Relax, paint, walk... get away from food and from thinking about food! YES!