I’ve gotten really good with resisting the temptation of foods that are not good to me (pasta, bread, cake, sweets) but every now and then, temptation rears its ugly head and makes things difficult for me. Last night was one of those nights.
My wife found a chocolate bar that she brought back from NYC for me. It’s dark chocolate, so it’s considered okay in Paleo since it’s over 70% chocolate and the sugar content is very low. However, I can’t just eat a small piece. If I were to break into the package, I’d end up eating the entire bar. So I stared at it. It stared back at me. We stared at each other fora long time. In the end, I won. The bar is still there, intact, sitting on my desk.
The point is that we control how we handle temptation. We need to remember that WE are the captains of our destiny. I know that temptation is powerful, but with each temptation we avoid, we show ourselves how strong we are. It makes future temptation easier to resist. Resisting temptation is like exercising a muscle: the more you do it, the stronger it gets. The more you resist temptation, the easier it gets.
But yes, it still rears its ugly head from time to time.