Although it is true that you have to exceed the amount of calories it takes to maintain your current weight in order to gain fat; all calories are created equal when it comes to fat loss. You're much more likely to overeat donuts than salads. Sweets tend to have that effect on us, they make our brain scream "more... MORE!"
I agree that having the occasional indulgence can fit into a healthy lifestyle but there are certain foods I tend to avoid for the most part or reserve for special occasions/holidays. As the PP pointed out, "trigger foods". Foods I know I am unlikely to stop at just one. However, I don't have off limit foods... if I am going to have this type of food I prefer to buy just one. In the donut example, I'd just buy 1 donut rather than a box I *intend* to spread out over the next few days because I know that's not likely to happen. If someone else had bought the box and was offering multiple donuts... I'd be inclined to refuse because even with the best intentions, I'm not likely to be satisfied with just one.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/29/2013 (08:41)
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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