When you are craving sweets or a salty snack. Ask yourself how you are going to feel afterwards physically and/or mentally. How will I be feeling in 30 minutes? Angry at myself, guilty, headache from crashing from the sugar rush????
It helps me make the best decision most of the time.
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When you find yourself craving that one thing and you can't find a substitution that fills it.... indulge! I'm not saying do it every day but every once in a while if you can make it fit in your calories then do it. Better a small controlled amount now then risking a binge later
If your craving something regularly try to find out what's in it that you are actually craving Maybe your body is telling you something
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May 9 issue of Woman's World magazine.
Many times my wife and I I catch ourselves just munching on something without thinking about it. You're not a horrible person for having a treat, or something that is "off plan", but make it a conscious decision and understand the consequences!
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