You are most definitely me. I have had addictive tendencies; I do nothing in moderation. I have tried but moderation really isn’t a lifestyle change I can actually do for any length of time.
So yeah, I eat the whole bag of chips and I cannot conceive of eating a quarter of a cookie @Marilyn - wow!
The addictive tendencies aren’t just eating - I coupon, and so we just came home with 24 big cans of whole tomatoes/tomato sauce for the winter - $8 for all, yay me - but it creates lots of storage issues.
That said, when I decided the pandemic allowed me time to garden, I went whole hog on that too and now we have a solid quarter-acre of raised beds we built ourselves and that gave me a ton of exercise and healthy stuff to eat for the last six months or so (we did can tomato sauce, but wow, a lot of tomatoes goes into just one jar, so not a lot left over for winter).
Also, I can do one of those green smoothie cleanses for 10 days with very little effort, and have dropped a few pounds here and there on them. It’s knowing that it’s temporary that gives me life, hahah. Snacking-wise, I just need to find something I can mindlessly chomp on for hours and not be any the worse for it. It’s not that I’m hungry, it’s stress-eating during work. On the days that I don’t work, I keep so busy with errands and fun stuff that I literally don’t think about food or eat until dinner.
We are going away camping for a week starting Monday - long hikes every day and I am really looking forward to it as a way to jump-start some new habits.