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can't vs. don't

Thursday, March 07, 2013

in the past month or so i've read at least 2 articles about saying "don't" when you are trying to abstain from something. such as, chocolate. if you are trying to not eat chocolate and someone offers you some you say "i can't eat chocolate" or you are hungry and dying for chips and you tell yourself you can't eat carbs. you're just depriving yourself of something and then you want it even more. if you get yourself into the mindset of i 'don't' you will be more successful. tell yourself you don't eat carbs or turn something down with a "no thanks, i don't eat that" and you'll feel more confident and less deprived

i've taken this into consideration and have been very successful the last couple weeks. i've been attempting to not drink soda. i just tell myself i don't drink soda and bam, i find an alternative. my goal for march is no soda, so i'm hoping i can keep this going and keep remembering i don't drink soda. empowering!
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