Sometimes when you struggle with something, it’s easier to just avoid that thing.
People who struggle with food and food addiction will sometimes say things like “you can avoid alcohol, but you can’t avoid food!” To some extent that is true because as humans we have to eat. However, you can avoid the foods that trigger your problems. You might find that not keeping certain foods at home can help you eat better overall.
I actually don’t keep certain foods at home because it’s easier for me to avoid those foods. I have given myself permission to eat any food, but that doesn’t mean I need to stock my pantry with my personal trigger foods. They don’t offer enough benefits to my health and overall well-being to take up precious pantry space!
Foods I Don’t Keep At Home
These are the main foods I don’t keep in my kitchen on purpose. I will find myself eating them at all times of day and leading to eating too much.
A box of cereal in my house will last about 2-3 days because I’ll eat it for every meal. For a while I only bought healthy cereals but decided it’s just too much trouble when I could eat eggs and veggies or something else for breakfast.
I know I have trouble with these foods, so I just don’t keep them in my home.
Why I Don’t Keep Certain Foods At Home
I don’t keep these particular foods at home because they are triggers for me. They are foods that are hard for me to avoid. I’ve struggled with compulsive eating and food addiction so I know there are certain kinds and types of foods that it’s easier to just not have around me in my home environment.
Not keeping certain foods at your house doesn’t mean you’ll never eat them again. I will eat Nutella on pancakes when I visit an awesome brunch spot or indulge in a cupcake when I attend a birthday party. I can eat these items while I’m at another location and enjoy them and then leave them there.
I’ve found it’s not worth the time spent to keep certain foods in my house. I’d rather enjoy these foods elsewhere and not worry about overindulging at home when I could instead focus on making delicious and healthy meals. It’s just easier and keeps my focus in the place it should be!
What foods will you not keep at home?
I’ve found a lot of people don’t keep certain foods at home even if they’ve got great self-control. There are even whole threads online about foods that foodies can’t keep at home.
Are there certain foods you can’t keep at home? What foods are banned from your home?