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I don't smoke because it causes cancer and that will kill me. I don't drink because it causes liver problems and car accidents and those will kill me. I don't drive without my seatbelt because that might kill me. When I crave a cookie or a shake, I tell myself that I "can't eat that because it will kill me." True or not, that one little phrase gives me just enough pause to stop, think and make a more healthy decision.
When tempted or craving those "undesirable" foods...you know, chocolate, cake, ice cream, cookies, candy...I give into it from the offset. This way, I can stay in control and find that a small piece, tiny bite, or "fun size" portion will satisfy the craving. It does not kill my caloric intake for the day and I can put that nasty craving behind me!
By holding out, I usually inevitably give in later and consume much more than had I dealt with it from the onset.
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