I read an article about eating and how much our thoughts control us either negatively or positively. I know it is true that when you say "I can't" when coming to eating food, then all we want is what we said we can't eat. It said to simple change the thought of "I can't" to "I don't." It's amazing how that works. I took it a step further. I worried that I don't eat, would still make be feel like I was banning that food. Scary.....no chocolate ever again.
So I was in the last Friday store. I had walked up to the candy bars and walked away. Later before leaving I went back to the candy bars. I started to have a bunch of negative thoughts about eating one and staying fat. I simple said to myself, "Hey, You don't eat candy on Fridays." I was able to walk away with no regrets and no feeling of deprivation. I've used it a couple of times since. I think if I remember to use it, it is really going to work.