Triggers can be certain situations, feelings, or foods that prompt us to overeat.  Different people have different triggers.  For some people boredom is a trigger, for others it may be stress, get togethers, restaurants, or being alone. It doesn’t matter what your triggers are; what matters is that you are aware of them and then you make a plan to help you stay on track.
When the situation causes you to be tempted to eat foods not on the program, then…”Stop, Challenge, and Choose
Stop and think about your goal
Challenge yourself as to what is more important
Choose the choice that supports your Goal
This easy action has helped me numerous times to stay on track and true to the 5 and 1.
Steps to Follow:

  1. Identify the foods, situations, and feelings that trigger your bad habits.  Write them down.
  2. Decide that you are going to learn to control them. Only work on one trigger at a time.
  3. Stop, Challenge, Choose

Be conscious that there are always moments of temptation and then the decision will be made. And the decision maker is you.  The choice is yours to make.  It is a great feeling to be in charge of your self and your choices.

Get Control of Triggers

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