I have noticed throughout all the "diets" I've tried over the years that once I'm told I can't have something that's all I want. I have never shed as much weight as I have with Sparkpeople. I'm at 70# now. And by getting to know myself much better and how my cravings seem to work I've learned to never tell anyone I can't eat a certain food and I never tell myself that mentally either. Instead I think of the weight I've shed and the great amount of work and effort it took and 9.5/10 x I pass.
Making certain that all food choices in my kitchen are healthful choices helps me to stay on track with my goals. I follow the You On A Diet eating approach by Drs.. Oz and Roizen. I've done the same with the food I have at my office. I have small baggies of healthy treats such as almonds or walnuts, a few pieces of fruit and some single serving organic soups.
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