If It Is Going To Be A Treat, Make It A Real Treat
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I have stopped bringing "treats" into the house. Why? I eat them. And they never seem like a treat when I have several pieces or eat it in secret. Now if I am going to indulge I make it a real treat and invite a friend or loved one for "coffee and a treat" out somewhere. Usually we end up sharing it which is even better for me and sometimes we incorporate a walk! Maybe it costs more than buying a whole dessert but it "costs" me less in calories I would have consumed and is less frequent.
I don't say I can't have treats, just not in the house.
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When I'm very into exercising as I am now, if I crave a sweet treat, I think of how many calories the treat is and how many minutes it would take to work off that treat. The numbers leave me feeling no desire to have the treat.
Say out loud or write down on paper how many calories or points (WW) the treat will cost you. Then pick the exercise u do. Look at how long it will take you to burn that treat. If the piece of cake u want is 650 calories and u walk 3.0 MPH. That will take over 2 hrs of exercise off the calories.
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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