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I have found if I focus on the pain that I experienced on my lips it really helps me to not cheat. My acupunturist and I had an interesting conversation about this awhile back. We talked about how much food has become “emotional”, because for most of us, food is abundant. She said we have stopped eating for nutrition and have started eating for taste. She also said, food isn’t supposed to be quick or easy. I think she has an important point. You just have to get away from emotional eating. Like, I hate brussel sprouts, but I am still eating them, almost every day now. I try to focus on the way the food makes me feel physically instead of how it makes me “feel”. That said, I still cheat from time to time. I don’t think there is anything with rewarding good behavior. 🙂 I try not to let one food turn into twenty though, it is very difficult indeed.