Breaking the habit of turning to food when coping with an emotion is a critical step for developing a healthy relationship with food.
If you are doing a self depriving diet, it can be challenging to avoid all sweets if they are all around your house or office.
Shifting your environment to promote healthy eating as the first choice can cut out some of the mental battles of will power.
For example, don’t keep junk food in the house just because your kids or significant other eats them. Put healthy food choices in the front of the refrigerator and cupboards.
Set yourself up for a healthy attitude towards food by taking away some of the mental “battling” you may do with yourself over avoiding certain foods when they are constantly surrounding you.