Ever think, I deserve a brownie for that? Many women aren't comfortable tooting their own horn; eating is a quiet celebration. But the pleasure is fleeting and often followed by guilt and stress, which can trigger cravings and weight gain.
Pick a reward that will still seem like a prize the next day, such as putting money in your vacation fund.
Remember how you felt in the summer as a kid - joyfully unself-conscious and liberated from adult rules? Recapture that special sense of wonder and savor it this season: Every day the sun shines, get out and do something that exhilarates you.
Dive into water that's a little too chilly
Round up pals for a spontaneous road trip
Laze in a hammock
Read an old fashioned thriller - just for fun.
Eating a half cup of baby carrots (one serving) a day can help give your skin a sun-kissed appearance that people perceive as healthier, finds a study from the University of Nottingham. Apparently, carotenoids-the nutrients that lend carrots and red peppers their tint-make your complexion glow. It's a 40-calorie skin treat!