Monday, 14 October 2013

Resisting Temptation.

Hi sweets, happy new week. Hope you had a fab weekend? I Know this one is long, but please bear with me and read through. So I was at Shoprite this weekend and I noticed something about weekend shopping. A lot of us tend to buy stuff that we don't need,(when it comes to food I mean) we end up eating them out of pity and because we don't want our money to end up in the dustbin. Like some people will say "instead of it to end up in the dustbin, let it go to my tummy" hahahaha!

Hmmm, generally we know that (food)temptations come in different forms, colors, shapes and sizes. And it takes a lot to resist them. Lol. One big temptation I used to have was that I would drive 30 mins "in traffic" twice a week, to Shoprite  just to go get their yummy, fried chicken thighs, fish in batter and the very delicious yummyluscious silverbird popcorn *dreamy eyes* it was that bad. One thing about these 'sin foods' is that at that time, I knew that they were bad for me. I knew it, but I still needed reassurance that what I was doing wasn't hurting me. I kept going back for more. Then when I got on the scale later on, I would have gone two levels backwards. Workdone= 0!!! Chai! It actually took me a while to realize what. I was doing to myself. So I thought of ways to combat this temptation.....
1. I stopped going there unnecessarily. I buy most of what I need from other markets or road-side stores. If I have to go there, I walk directly to the item I need (which isn't a food item) while seriously rebuking temptation.

2. I still eat chicken, but I make it my own way. I spice it my own way and grill it. I still eat popcorn(can't stop) but I buy it from "mama's shop" close to my house for just N50 lol! It's cheaper, less sugar, less salt and less calories, and I still satisfy my popcorn cravings. Woohoo!!
3.If I go to market or stores, I don't buy what I don't need. You know now, all them biscuits, chocolates, crisps, chops, drinks etc just to make my fridge look attractive. After all there is no award for the best looking or most stocked fridge in town. #scantyfridgetins.

4. I buy more of fruits, veggies and nuts for my family to nibble on instead. Eg berries, bananas, grapes, apples, oranges etc and my kids love them. I even buy some unripe so they can last a while.
5. When I have visitors I offer them cooked food, water or fruits. (or spirits) I don't stock fizzy drinks. As far as I am concerned its for my own good and to resist temptation too. I mean, why would I want to keep something that will tempt me later, it's better I don't buy it at all na. Because if I buy them, once I open the fridge, they will be there smiling and whispering my name with sweet voices hahahahahaha!
6. When making food for my family, I make it in a way that I can enjoy it too. For instance, I go easy on oils, I don't fry, I roast. When they are eating garri, I make wheat meal for myself. I go easy on salt. I use garlic (they won't even know its there), I use turkey in place of beef and the food comes out just as delicious. So there's no need depriving myself of dinner.
7. I don't deprive myself of anything, even though I don't go out of my way to eat bad foods, what I mean is that I know my limit. E.g: when I go to my mum's place she always asks me to get some food and eat, instead of telling her that I don't want, so she soesnt feel bad, i'll just get a saucer and dish out 2 table spoons of whatever food, even if it's cake, then nibble on it. I have a rule, if I'm seriously craving anything, I take a bite.

My point really is that it's better to take a bite that to take a deep plunge. When you find yourself in a situation, make a one-bite rule. Take that one bite and move on. Stay away from places you know that will cause you to commit that diet sin. Another thing i remember is that at 'that time' of the month we ladies crave sugar a lot, well I do(let me speak for myself) so what I do to calm my sugar nerve is I make a small cup of milo, or I drink a small glass of ice tea, or a small packet of cookies, or I eat beef, yes beef. Lol. It helps a little. The main thing is to know your limit.


Looking on the bright side, when I don't buy things I don't need, I save a lot of money.  And my body is clean from junk. Don't deprive yourself, take a bite of what you have to and move on. Know your limits and your portions, healthy way is the best way. It is well. Take care. God bless.
Chelizruby.

12 comments:

  1. Hmmm, Hmmm, Hmmm!!!!! I love this but easier said than resisted, but I wld sign on to the "one bite rule"....... Before I die for what doesn't have a name. Lol. Tnks & Have a blessed week guys.

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    1. Lol! Can't stop laughing @ "easier said than resisted" don't worry you won't die. It is well. Thanks jare and have a blessed week too.

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  2. Nne dear, this is a very good one, like when im feeding my son noodles, two, three or even four spoons is fed to mua. Lol. We hv to be disciplined. No pain no gain. This is Ify

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    1. Hmmm Ify am beginning to suspect u. No take style chop one pack o. Lol. Remember size 8. We must get there very fast into. Keep up the good work girl, the Lord is your strength.

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  3. Fantastic Post babe. nice one. I also learnt that if u go a long time without these sinful foods u actually start to crave them less and less..Healthy is the best way really.why drink fanta when chilled oranges and water melons tastes just as good or even better. Life is good the healthy way.

    God bless you babe

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    1. Thanks a lot MI. You are so right on that. Most days I don't crave sugar or the likes at all, it usually comes once in a while. My fruits are still my número UNO. Hahaha! The healthy way is the best way. Thanks a bunch love. Cheers.

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  4. Cheliz, na u be d best biko,I love your blog I much loose weight oh!I just discovered dat I weight up to 87kg after the long asuu strike n I wanna loose 15kg within four months is it possible dear?#onyinyechi

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    1. Hi Onyinyechi. so glad you love the blog. Sure you can lose 15kg in 4 months if you stay determined. But I always suggest u give an extra 1 month gap so you dont feel too bad if you dont reach 15kg at the end of 4 months. I really think you can tho. Determination is key. Best of kuck dear. Take care.

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  5. Madam cheliz, I weigh 75kg, I wanna go back 2 60kg. Pls be ma guide
    Sallysmart

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    1. Hi Sally, welcome. You've got 15 kg to lose, leggo!

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  6. Can I loose d 15kg in 4months?
    Sallysmart

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    1. Its possible dear, it mostly depends on how determined you are.

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