Your task is to find something (3 options preferably) that you can have in your home so that when your monkey mind kicks in going …
“oh thank christ I made it through that godawful day I need chocolate as a reward”
“oh what a relatively good day, things didn’t turn to shit and the house is still standing, I must celebrate with chocolate”
“geez louise i think I’m winning at this game of life, I think i deserve chocolate as a reward”
… and it’s searching like a mad thing for the sugar hit…
Instead it knows it goes straight to the cupboard and gets out a coconut bliss ball, or to the fridge for a pre-cut celery stick with nut butter, or it puts the kettle on and a tea bag in the cup for a cup of tea.
Write down your three swapsies and stick them on the fridge door or the cupboard door, so your brain sees it when your need for a hit kicks in.
And do NOT reach for fruit – it’s fructose which is another form of sugar – we want to break that fight or flight – sugar hit pattern.
For me, mine were
- a Twinings green tea and lemon tea bag
- celery stick with hummus
- pistachio nuts
… and I would allow myself to eat as much of those three as I wanted.
Trust me this works! Do it for a week and you will see.
Let me know how you go.