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Compulsive Eater? - August 24th 2010, 02:50 AM

So I've been focusing more on a healthy diet since the beginning of the month and I was doing great.

but lately I have been baking a lot because our oven finally works now. I LOVE TO BAKE. I've been baking more now because I know I won't have a lot of time to bake when school starts. And when it comes to baked goods, my will power for portion control is pretty low.

I think I rationalize that if I eat a lot of this I can burn it off through cardio tomorrow. I exercise every day but I think I'm building more muscle that I want. Me and sweets are best friends, so I'm trying to break the relationship but it's getting harder. I thought I could just save the chocolate and stuff for the weekends, but the sweets are creeping up in my diet on some weekdays

There's a lot of things I can do to stop the cravings, but it's that just don't want to do them. I like baked goods. But I just want to comprehend portion control. How can I stop the cravings and only eat sweets on the weekends? Or even once every month?

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Re: Compulsive Eater? - August 24th 2010, 03:07 AM

If you decide on how often and set yourself a strict target. No 'Oh I'll work it off tomorrow' or anything else. Just the days you set. And then if you say a small handful or a small cup of whatever it is?

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Re: Compulsive Eater? - August 24th 2010, 03:55 AM

Just got to hunker down and break the habit. Perhaps if losing the wait is that important to you then baking is not the best idea. You could cook instead if that satisfies your culinary need. But defiantly, if you really want the habit to be gone, you just have to make yourself stop, and not give in. Even prevent yourself from thinking about it. Do you remember when you were little and certain words were cool for very short periods of time until they changed to a new set of them? You just have to stop using that one word as a description and replace it with a new one. What could maybe satisfy you as much as sweets?

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