Overcoming Problem Foods

Apple with a sign that says "eat me"

You know that unhealthy food? The one that’s always hollering at you to come eat it? Maybe it’s the ice cream in the fridge or the cookies in the jar or a bag of chips in the pantry. You hear it calling your name, and you look at the fruit bowl thinking, “Why don’t you ever tempt me like that?” But those pesky apples are keeping their mouths shut. As always.

I have several problem foods. For example, given the opportunity, I’d eat ice cream by the keg. That’s why I use a super secret shard of sheer brilliance called Creating Safe Havens. Safe Havens are places where it’s easier to make healthy choices. Here’s an example. I try not to keep ice cream in my freezer because if I have it, I’ll eat it. Instead, I enjoy ice cream less frequently at restaurants, friends’ houses, and on special occasions. I haven’t given it up, but I don’t sit around eating it all night long. I’m making my home a Safe Haven, and that makes healthy choices more attainable.

How could you make your house a safer place for weight loss? What foods or beverages would be best to keep outside the home?

By the way, creating Safe Havens is just one of ten tools for weight loss you can learn from our online course and small group program.


Kyle Young

Kyle Young enjoys perusing and creating books, movies, and music, which makes his job as Director of Product Development at Full Plate Living quite fitting. In his free time he practices Tang Soo Do karate, in which he holds a green belt.

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