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The urge to 'Cheat'

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Last night after we got home from dinner with my mother-in-law, I felt the urge to "cheat".. really bad.. like I wanted to eat anything and everything. I allowed myself to snack a bit because I am not trying to deprive myself, only hold myself accountable and attempt to stay within my ranges. I managed to eat what I wanted for a snack (chocolate, of course)and still stay within my ranges except my fat (which I went over by 5g).

I have done this dieting thing so many times and failed, and I know why now. I spent so much time trying not to 'cheat' but I am learning that it's not about "cheating" its about feeding the urge moderately so that the craving doesn't get worse. I used to spend my days dieting and the second something bad would happen I'd run out and get a king size candy bar and eat every last bit of it.

So, my pledge to myself is that while I will try to opt for healthier versions of things, when I REALLY want something, I will NOT deprive myself of it. I am doing fine, much better than I had expected. This is mostly because I am paying attention to what I am eating AND i cut out soda and I am now drinking 8 glasses of water per day.

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    This is a GREAT mentality! Keep it going!! You may want to read the book "Full: A Life Without Dieting" by Michael Snyder M.D. This book ed helped me a LOT with the idea of lifestyle changes versus dieting, and I really think it could help a lot of people.
    2210 days ago
    Great job! Keep it up emoticon
    2221 days ago
    Way to go !!!!! i totally agree that we must cheat a bit , i have one cheat meal a week , i don't go totally overboard but i allow myself some of the foods that i would not eat daily . it's all about moderation ,no one ever said we could not have chocolate again !!!! keep up the great work !!!! emoticon
    2224 days ago
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