How to Have Self-Control in the Face of Food Temptation
Posted Apr 27 2012 9:02am
Have you ever found that some fattening food that tempts you makes your resolve to avoid being tempted and your commitment to stay on a diet stronger?
Funny how that happens.
In psychological terms, external cues can “set in motion self-control mechanisms designed to counteract their own influence.” What this means is that it is possible for your mind to pretty automatically dismiss the influence of food temptation.
The no-temptation stick-to-diet effect can be enhanced by making the goal of losing unwanted weight very important and by calling upon your store of good self-control.