We’ve all done it before—eaten two bars of chocolate or demolish an appetizing bowl of pounded yam and egusi soup while supposedly on a diet; bought something we can’t afford or spent an entire evening watching TV instead of doing the housework. Here’s an expert’s view on how to resist temptation. What better way to give it a try now the New Year is round the corner?
Don’t rely on willpower: It’s much easier to stick to your resolve, if your will-power isn’t tested. This means no chocolate in the house, taking just enough money to cover your shopping list and, knowing you won’t be able to just watch for half an hour’, leaving the TV off until you’ve done what has to be done.
Understanding your triggers: Look for the feelings behind your actions. Do you eat or drink too much because you’re bored or lonely, or buy things to distract you from…
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