When you face tempting holiday foods or snacks, practice giving yourself a firm message:
DON’T EVEN START!
In your mind, use a strong, parental tone of voice, and repeat this phrase until you feel totally in control around the food.
By avoiding that first bite, you’ll prevent the taste trigger from even getting started.
Feel free to create any self-talk phrases that will protect you around food. Here are a few more choices:
Don’t even go there!
Stay on top of your plan.
Hold your goals up high.
Live above the crowd.
Play with your self-talk phrases until you find the most effective ones for you. Every time you decide you want to avoid a food entirely, firmly use your own self-talk words to instantly stop yourself from eating.