Possibly timely this time of year - this OP came to me after I grabbed my SECOND donut from the breakroom. Hell, if I were honest with myself, I think I don’t really even LIKE donuts that much. Heaven knows I NEVER think of donuts, until they are made available to me, and can’t remember ever buying myself one. But put them in front of me, and not only will I take 1, I’ll probably take 2 or even more!
Pretty much the only way I’m able to exercise food control is by not letting the food into my house. I simply don’t buy junk food - or intentionally only buy limited amounts. And I intentionally buy a bunch of fruit and veggies. Being cheap, I am easily able to resist buying snacks or going out to eat, and I eat the perishables instead of letting them go bad.
When preparing meals, I’m perfectly satisfied with reasonable portion sizes. But if I’m at a dinner party or a buffet and they have some dishes I really like, I’ll have seconds - if not thirds.
I’m very fortunate, that I either have the metabolism of a hummingbird - or a tapeworm - such that I am not overweight. (I also exercise a bit.) And if I really overindulge and gain a couple of pounds, I’m able to simply forego a meal or 2 and get back to normal.
Used to be a problem when I drank alcohol. If the beer - or premium gin - was flowing, I’d eventually end up on the floor. :rolleyes:
Do you have similar self-control issues? If so, do any particular foods give you problems? One of my worst is Italian beef. Seems like at a lot of gatherings, people will have a big tray of sliced beef w/ juice and peppers to make sandwiches. I might have 4 sandwiches - or more. Or pizza - man, I’ll eat until I almost feel sick.
If you have no problem eating in moderation, if you can pass up sweets in the break room, or if you dish up salad at a dinner party instead of the potatoes au gratin - does it involve an intentional effort or does it simply come naturally?