When you need self-control, are you a moderation person or an elimination person?
I eliminate. Hard rules like:
- No caffeine.
- No ice cream.
- Only drink water.
are easier for me to follow.
I have a friend who would balk at these rules. She couldn't imagine a life without chocolate, or coffee.
She moderates. For her, it's easy to take little, as long as it's some.
My snacks rarely make it until the next day. "Nothing" removes my temptation at the root.