How to Stay out of the Halloween Candy

Facebook took a dump on me this morning. I couldn't do my Facebook Live because they threw me in a temporary jail. Boo!

But there was no way in hell I was letting you down. I shot a video for you.

Do you ever catch yourself eating shit you didn't plan?

You are like, “Awe crap. I can't believe I just did that.”

Today's video is on how to quit eating shit by accident.

I call it grab-assing.

It's simple. You make a plan and somehow you have eaten candy on the way to the bathroom at work.

Or, you had a great day on plan, you're cooking dinner, and next thing you know you've eaten leftover macaroni and cheese while doing dishes.

I give you three EASY steps to end this FRUSTRATING habit.

Don't miss this. It's short and totally doable.

Feel free to leave your tips in the comments of the video.



FB Live Show Notes

Corinne ended up in Facebook jail again and couldn't do a Q&A Live, but did a video to post.

How do you quit grab-assing?

There are two types of overeating: Grab-assing which is where you do it in a bit of a fog.  You catch yourself eating a handful of chips that weren't on plan.  It was unintentional.  Then there is fuck-it eating which is super intentional.  You know you're doing it and don't care and say fuck it and do it anyway.

It's a conscious decision.

Grab-assing isn't emotional in the moment.  Though afterwards there are often feelings of disappointment.

#1 Know your patterns.

How often are you grab-assing? This is why we track our food.

Most people aren't using the planner on the days they're not perfect, just on the days they are perfect.  Which is why they can't gain authority over grab-assing.

You need to realize that every time you walk by that candy dish at work, you're grabbing a piece of candy.  Every time I clean up the dishes at night, I grab a bite off the plates.

You need to know how often and when you're doing it.

You can beat yourself up and think you're broken or you can decide that you need to know every time you're doing it and the patterns around it so that you can solve it.

I want to be the person that figures this out, not the person that his from their shit.

#2 Visualization

If you walk by a candy dish and grab a piece of candy, now that you know your pattern, you have to visualize yourself not doing it.  Plus, visualize you possibly grabbing a piece and putting it back down.

The visualization gives your brain some practice catching yourself in the act and figuring out how to fix it.

It doesn't always mean we won't have the candy.  It means we may eat a couple of pieces, catch ourselves, and stop at the 3rd piece.

#3 Come up with triggers (brain interrupt)

Carry a rubber band in your hand to play with any time you walk past the candy dish.
Grab-ass plate: when preparing dinner, keep an extra plate on the counter.  Anytime you catch yourself grabbing a bite to eat.  Put an equal portion on the empty plate.  At the end of preparing the meal, look at how much is on the plate that you grab-assed while preparing the meal.
You have to engage your conscious brain more than your unconscious brain.
To gain authority over grab-assing: know you're doing it, know your patterns, have pattern interrupts, and give yourself the opportunity to decide if you want to keep eating or not.


  1. Stephanie Sorrell on October 10, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Love your podcast listen to you all day at work.

  2. Kae on October 10, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    You are amazing! Funny and soo on point! Thank you for doing this.

  3. Janice on October 9, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    You really have helped me and others. These tips are always added to my notes. Thanks for always being there with your words of wisdom.

  4. Diane on October 9, 2019 at 5:58 PM

    Good advice. But I also try to replace a bad habit with one that takes care of a problem that hinders my health. For example, I don’t drink enough water. I have to make a concerted effort SO, instead of grabbing a snack when not hungry while reading a book/magazine in the afternoon, I have a long glass of sparkling mineral water with lime slices to accompany my leisurely reading session. It has become a habit that has replaced that incidental nibbling we do when watching TV or reading. Works for me!

  5. Mary on October 9, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Great advice. Thank you!!! A big problem at work!!

  6. Robin Tanis on October 9, 2019 at 2:25 PM

    This is my biggest problem that keeps me from losing the last 15 lbs. I have been working on this lately. Your video has provided me with a solid action plan. Thank you Corinne

  7. Susie on October 9, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    This was a great video. I really appreciate getting the tools to fix this problem. I needed this. I do beat myself up for the grab assing! Listening it for a second time and taking notes.

  8. Jo on October 9, 2019 at 11:46 AM

    Listened just now 3 times and wrote notes on it. On my way to the bathroom at home was in the habit of grabbing a spoonful of peanut butter, dunno why, I guess to fuel me with the energy to get there? Ha ha. Already decided, look, maybe this isn’t so good. Already moved peanut butter so wasn’t easily accessible. Now I have to make a conscious decision to eat peanut butter at any time, whether on my way to the bathroom or not. Now to apply your 3 steps to other mindless eating! Writing down what I’m eating and if off plan, why I ate it to ID other problem areas. Thank you!

  9. Lisa on October 9, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    Love listen to you! Your talks are always right on point with what I need. Thank you

  10. Marcia on October 9, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Thank you for the much needed lesson today! I have been struggling with this so much lately. The more I realize I am doing it the more emotional I become and the negative thoughts begin a downward spiral. Thanks for the tools to stop the spiral!

  11. Kim on October 9, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    So helpful, Corinne. Thank you.


Hi, I'm Corinne

I lost 100 pounds and get what it is like to be overweight and feel defeated. I did a complete mental and physical transformation and now I teach women how to do the EXACT same thing. You can get started today with the free course.