September 16, 2003
If you’re overwhelmed with how much weight you have to lose, and it seems like you’ll never be able to climb that mountain, here’s some good news.
Excessive eating happens in less than five minutes a day. You have certain periods during your day that maybe are associated with a location, maybe it’s associated with a time of day, or maybe it’s associated with an activity. Identify your high-risk times and those are the only moments that really threaten you.
It’s called “impulse eating” and if you’ll identify those specific moments during your day and make sure that you’re performing some incompatible behavior, you’ll get past the impulse moments and won’t struggle the rest of the day.
Identify them and do something incompatible at that point in time.