Then, the first environmental factor that influences the temptation is the strength of its signal to tempt and the number of signals present. Trial due to changes over time. We are victims of impulsivity when the costs of doing something are given in the long term and if the pleasure of doing something is very close in time. This is very clear when we think of diets lose weight. The consequence of damage to our diet is going to be reflected one-time after breaking the diet, so at the time we break the diet is not so important. You can, for example, waking up thinking that that day will continue in their diet.
This is normal because the satisfaction of breaking the diet is far in time. At that time the consequences of yielding to the temptation are clearer and satisfaction, less important. However, we view the importance of things changes as time passes. Therefore, to lunch, when a hamburger in front of his eyes, his assessment of the facts changed. At that time the satisfaction of eating a hamburger, is very close in time and the consequences that are still far, they are very important. At that time eating that burger seems the most acceptable option, there may be excuses like it’s just a hamburger. However, this burger can have enough calories to damage the workout that has been throughout the week. Difficulty eating food.
The value of an option depends on how hard it is to achieve and that gives us satisfaction to get it. Then you subtract the difficulty and satisfaction adds value to the option. At the time of choice, mostly unconsciously, compare the cost-benefit and based on this decide. Because of this, we can handle our behavior by controlling the difficulty of getting food. If you must do more to get something that does not do well, you will eat less. For example, if you bring sweets to his house, the difficulty of eating will be very small and can eat more, but instead must go to the store for them may be less willing to do so. Based on these characteristics of temptation can control your environment to avoid falling into it. Follow these simple steps to that end: – Avoid sites that you know that the environmental tracks will make you want to eat things they should not. – Try to have easy access to healthy foods. – Try to find a way to make healthy food available before the foods that go against your diet. – Avoid having the option to choose the foods you should not eat when there is still time to choose, so your opinion is not clouded by impulsivity.