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    Dealing with temptation at work

    Hi all!

    I'm trying to stick to Primal as much as I can, but I'm really struggling at work. Nearly every single day there are things like muffins, brownies, cake and chocolate brought in and as I am an auditor working out at clients all the time, they are literally at arms reach all the time as we will be designated a small room to work in throughout the duration of the audit.

    I have always been really bad at having to eat food when it's there, like at home if I know there's a 'treat' in the cupboard I have to go and eat it, I can't leave it for later, or tomorrow... Which is why I just don't buy junk! But unfortunately I can't stop other people at work bringing it in in bulk and having it sitting staring at me all week.

    It's not like I don't know it's bad for me, or that if I eat too much of it I'll feel crappy and bloated, but I just can't say no!

    Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

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    Stop going to work. It's not primal at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Stop going to work. It's not primal at all.
    This is how I feel but just can't seem to convince my wife.

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    Keep an emergency backup in your bag. Maybe some Larabars or something that'll be just enough sweet without all the problems of the doughnut.

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    This sounds really mean, but when I worked in an office and was tempted by baked goods all the time, what worked for me was just looking at my coworkers who did eat the treats every day. I don't judge them for giving in and eating the sweets--working in an office is mind-numbing--but I didn't want to look like them, and it was a powerful motivator to stay away from the bad stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatseeker View Post
    This sounds really mean, but when I worked in an office and was tempted by baked goods all the time, what worked for me was just looking at my coworkers who did eat the treats every day. I don't judge them for giving in and eating the sweets--working in an office is mind-numbing--but I didn't want to look like them, and it was a powerful motivator to stay away from the bad stuff.
    Careful heatseeker and itchy166 - there was just a thread on this exact thing and the OP was flamed for having "un-nice thoughts"
    Not my personal opinion - I do the same thing. Just pointing out that some people on here don't like that we share these thoughts on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Leather Couch View Post
    Careful heatseeker and itchy166 - there was just a thread on this exact thing and the OP was flamed for having "un-nice thoughts"
    Not my personal opinion - I do the same thing. Just pointing out that some people on here don't like that we share these thoughts on this forum.
    Thanks. I saw the thread you are talking about and will take my chances. My post could be read in two ways - tons of bad food, or tons of overweight people. One is an example of a SAD diet, the other is the result of that diet. No judgement call here - I've eaten a SAD diet for years Personally I didn't end up too overweight, but I sure was starting to develop other health issues.
    "It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchy166 View Post
    Thanks. I saw the thread you are talking about and will take my chances. My post could be read in two ways - tons of bad food, or tons of overweight people. One is an example of a SAD diet, the other is the result of that diet. No judgement call here - I've eaten a SAD diet for years Personally I didn't end up too overweight, but I sure was starting to develop other health issues.
    Oh me too!! I was total SAD, not considerably overweight, but certainly on my way to getting there with a nonexistent willpower and tendency to binge.
    I work for a health care company - and you would be shocked at how many of my co-workers are unhealthy and overweight. Now, I have a daily reminder of how dangerous and unhealthy I could be if I backslide.

    To the OP: I work in an office setting too. I just don't indulge, ever. I 100% abstain from eating snacks/party food at work. And we have an obscene amount of food around at all times (seriously, every other freakin' day it's someone else's birthday or corporate had ice cream/cake/cookies/food brought in or a co-worker brought in candy/cookies/brownies for everyone). Aaaaand the vending machine is right outside my office.
    Now, I absolutely indulge when I am home or out socially. But I made it a rule that I just never do at work - mainly because I do not have control over what the "cheat" item is - I am at the mercy of whomever is throwing the office party that day. If I cheat, I want it to be a real treat - not some dried schlock parading as cake with subpar icing (I'd rather go to my favorite pie shop and get a real slice of delicious, home-baked pie). See what I'm saying??

    Just say no!

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    Tell yourself you'll go get some muffins or cookies after you read a couple more posts on MDA or reddit. Repeat.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    If you ever need a reminder of what NOT to eat, a quick look around the office is all you need. Tons of examples
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