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6/5/13 11:59 A

Actually, I'm going to go a step further, and say move away from edible rewards. Instead of looking forward to food as a treat, I prefer to look forward to a new pair of workout pants, or entering a race. Something that doesn't involve sticking things in my belly. :)

Great thoughts!

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MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
6/5/13 11:56 A

I agree that junk food shouldn't be a treat, and I like to take your "rethink treat rewards" one step further and say: think of rewards that aren't food!

Some of my favorite mini-rewards have been buying a much-wanted nail polish, taking an extra day off of work, buying a heart rate monitor, updating my makeup. Even though some of these are little things, it's nice to tie a small reward to your hard work.

It's helped my mindset a lot to think of food as neither reward nor punishment, but as what my body needs to be what it should be.

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APPRIL Posts: 2,238
6/5/13 11:34 A

Rethink treat rewards.
Treat your body to a healthy treat.
Be happy to treat your body to a handful of berries, a handful of protein, a handful of carbs, a handful of good stuff for the body.
Treat your body to something healthy.
Take notice that you are having a great treat, that you are being rewarded.

Change your thinking. Junk food is not a treat, it is not a reward. Junk food is junk food and it fits in your diet, but it is not a treat and it is not a reward. It is what it is and yes it is ok to have junk food on a regular basis. Just make it fit in your diet in a manner that you can live with comfortably.

Edited by: APPRIL at: 6/5/2013 (11:35)
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