Thank you Charles - I do strip off and look but I guess I switch off when the hunger sets in - I think I just always feel very hungry - how did you stave off the hunger?? Awaiting in anticipation...
I do understand what you are going through.
It was tough for me initially as well. I would stare at the shortbread fingers in the container in front of me with a growling tummy, telling myself: "Charles, DON'T!"
Then I found out it was much easier to curb cravings by having low-calorie alternatives.
One of the best (for me personally) is low-calorie chewing gum.
Fruits and non-fat yogurt (be careful with yogurt though - some 99% fat-free yogurt has high sugar content, and could easily go over 125 calories per serving!) are good alternatives too.
Since this is a lifestyle change (remember, you are not "going on" a diet, because you do not want to gain back the weight when you "go off" it!), you will slowly adapt and start to think chocolate and maccas are YUCK!
All the best!Charles