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Treats & Cheats

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Have you set up rules to establish better eating habits?

Like, no eating from the package?

.... or having one cheat meal . . . . or one cheat day each week or month?

..... or allowing yourself a specific amount or limit on treats?

..... or rewards on meeting specific goals????

If so, how's it working for you?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BIGPAWSUP 4/26/2013 8:48AM

    I love these! Awesome blog.

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NELLJONES 4/26/2013 8:11AM

    With some thought you can come up with treats that aren't cheats. After awhile you'll actually look forward to frozen berries zapped in the microwave and stirred with a little plain yogurt and Splenda. Or whatever you dream up. "Treats" don't have to be defined by marketers.

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KFH3107 4/25/2013 11:56PM

    You gave me a much needed smile for the end of my busy day - thank you. Yes I do cheat 1 day a week I allow myself anything that I want within each food group. Works well for me and my husband likes it also:)

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KBEHNKE81 4/25/2013 11:38PM

    I never cheat. I eat birthday cake sometimes. I sometimes have cheese curds for lunch. I do love my Junior Mints from time to time. I also eat lean chicken, low-fat cottage cheese, spinach and blueberries. It's all about balance and moderation. I do not feel compelled to eat the entire package (except for the Junior Mints - emoticon ). I have learned that I am just as happy with a few bites of something as I would be with the WHOLE something. No need to cheat. emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/25/2013 11:12PM

    Cute and food for thought.

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KARIDIAN1 4/25/2013 9:52PM

    Funny. I especially like the first one.

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NANCYPAT1 4/25/2013 8:50PM

    This was adorable. Thanks for sharing it.

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CINDYAST 4/25/2013 8:33PM

    Too funny! Thanks for sharing and to answer your question about cheat days, no, I can't handle it. I work into my daily calories a small treat so I don't feel deprived but I don't call it cheating. I do practice "calorie cycling" on a small scale. But I don't call anything I chose to eat cheating, that would make me feel defeated.

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    OMG, too true! I test myself occasionally (OK, fairly often) - can I eat from the pint of i e crem and put 3/4, 1/2, ANY of it back? The answer, I'm sorry to say, is always "no".

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BARBANNA 4/25/2013 7:34PM

    There are true for people and pets, thanks so much! emoticon

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THOMASINA57 4/25/2013 6:21PM

    THANKYOU so much for the smile power!! I love it!

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SUNSET09 4/25/2013 6:18PM

  So true and oh, so cute! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSGO72 4/25/2013 5:42PM

  That first pic is too cute!

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NCEVELYN 4/25/2013 5:28PM

    emoticon These pictures are so cute! They remind me of my pups when I tell them "no" when they want a treat or something to eat.

Diet-tactics don't seem to work for me well. The "cheat meal" ends up being a cheat day, weekend, week, and so on emoticon

So now I plan to follow a balanced plan and the 80/20 rule. With dieting, the only cheat was the way it made me feel.


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BLUE42DOWN 4/25/2013 5:23PM

    emoticon emoticon

Very cute!

I tend to avoid setting hard and fast food rules ... more because my own rebellious streak comes out and next thing I know I'm sneaking around on myself. (I still haven't fully figured out how that works.)

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