I am a big believer in not "dieting" anymore. I am making a life change and in life I like ice cream or bacon or going out to eat with my hubby on date night. In the past I'd have for gone those things in the name of a "diet" which wouldn't last long...Now I am more apt to allow myself a treat now
and again when I want one.... I opt for low fat ice cream out of the house (so there isn't a half gallon in my fridge) or eat a serving of that candy... as long as it fits in my calorie count for the day. I don't feel like i am losing out and still losing weight!
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Don't deprive yourself of anything, just learn to balance treats out by cutting back on something else.
A lot of people completely cut out chocolate, cheese, butter, cream, etc, etc, and think they are doing the right thing. But all this achieves is to make themselves feel deprived. For example, a small scrape of butter is far better (and tastier) than any amount of made in a lab substitute butter!
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