Don't feel like you have to resist every craving. Total deprivation is something no one can stick with forever. I like to plan a few treats into my week when I am doing my meal planning. I try to make any desserts and treats from scratch so that they are as healthy as possible. I then pre-cut or portion them out into appropriate serving sizes, so that I don't overindulge by "accidentally" cutting myself a serving that is too large.
I also keep a supply of good quality dark chocolate on hand and will eat 1-2 squares when a strong craving hits. If it's the good stuff, it curbs the craving pretty fast, but I make sure I sit and enjoy it undistracted (no wolfing it down in front of the TV).
Another thing I keep on hand for when I feel like something sweet is a variety of teas. I like fruity herbal teas or Chai with a little milk and a Splenda when I am in the mood for a sweet treat.
| Pounds lost: 42.0