My name is Karen and I have wasted food. Thrown it into the trash. Uneaten. (Sorry hubby.)
This is not the “leave some food on your plate” thing. This is the “go into the pantry (or refrigerator) and toss it before it hits your plate” thing.
Why? Because sometimes the little voice in my head is a voice of reason and sometimes it is the voice of the craving monster. If there is a food that I am eating and eating and eating and eating (you get the picture), when I have a sane moment and rise out of the overeating binge, I realize that I am going to likely overeat that food again, if it is still there. So if I have not completely finished it off by this time (because that is the other way I get rid of food that is too tempting to have around), I may tell myself to take what is left and toss it into the trash. Immediately.
Because if I wait, then I may mistakenly think the binge is over and that I don’t need to really get rid of the food because surely I can handle it with moderation or avoidance in the future. But most of the time that would be wrong. I am better off if the disgust rational voice kicks in before I go to bed or first thing in the morning, leading me to the dump the food once and for all. While I may lack willpower to say “no” to the food at night, I often do have the willpower to get the temptation out of the pantry. The longer I wait after a binge, the less likely I am to toss the offending food and the more likely I am to regret keeping it around.
I want to assure my husband that I don’t do this often. I know he would not approve:)
What about you? Have you thrown something away so you wouldn’t be tempted to eat more?