Research proves those who are successful place themselves in situations making success easier to achieve. Conversely, efforts culminating in failure first involve a conscious decision putting one into situations subject to temptation. The first rule for reducing your body weight: Don’t be tempted.
Pleasure enjoyed in the circumstance of temptation must be found elsewhere. The easy decision to avoid happy hour avoids a stronger temptation of cocktails. The easy decision to avoid Las Vegas avoids a stronger temptation of gaming tables. If you enjoy happy hour tremendously but have an alcohol problem, finding alternative enjoyment is critical. If you enjoy Las Vegas but have a gambling problem, learning to love a non-gambling venue is important. Find alternatives, lots of them. The best alternatives will offer strong allure to you. The more healthy and powerfully enjoyable alternatives you find, the more likely will be your success.
The easy decision to avoid calorie heavy environments prevents overeating. Control your exposure and location. Make it easy for yourself rather than setting yourself up for failure by irresistible temptation. For weight loss, avoiding restaurants altogether is good policy. Avoid neighborhoods and streets those restaurants are on. If you must go, know in advance what you will consume, and stick to it. If healthy isn’t on the menu, ask for it. Grilled or steamed, not breaded or fried. Vegetables or salad instead of potatoes, corn, or rice. Balsamic vinegar on the side instead of Ranch, Thousand Island, or Balsamic Vinaigrette. If it’s not on your plate, you won’t eat it.
In the supermarket or grocery, don’t walk your aisles of weakness. Bypass them altogether. Ignore them. They don’t exist. Pick up your pace to defeat demons lurking within. Don’t give them a shot at you.
If a certain club, social group, or regular sales-business-professional meeting includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, avoid the events entirely. Find another way to get benefits you need from the group. If you must go, change their menu. You’ll be helping others in the organization.