For the past several months, I've managed NOT to eat any of my beloved Tasti D-Lite. And it hasn't even been that hard to give it up. How did I go from 2-3 daily stops at my favorite frozen-yogurt store down to zero? Here are the strategies I used to kick my bad habit:
1. Running start. I gave up Tasti D-Lite after we returned from a short vacation, so I'd already gone four days without it by the time I was faced with temptation. This gave me a gratifying head start.
2. Busy time. I've heard that it's easier to kick a habit when your schedule changes, because you don't have a fixed pattern yet. I gave up Tasti D-Lite right when school was starting up again, when my schedule would be unusually hectic.
3. Not one bite. No exceptions. I gave it up entirely. Many people advocate moderation for treats, and this strategy works for some folks, but not for me. If I ate Tasti D-Lite three times a week, I would spend a huge amount of time and mental energy fretting about "Now? Later?Read More »from Five tips for kicking a bad snacking habit.