Buy something "gourmet" for yourself! It can be a neato kitchen tool, nice balsamic vinegar, truffle salt (expensive, but worth it!), or anything else that's healthy, exciting, and new. Treats don't have to come with calorie price tags!
I put a few drops of expensive aged balsamic vinegar on every veggie. Deliciouso!
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When I go to the grocery store, I'm tempted to buy something to indulge myself and it's usually something highly processed, salty, or sugary, like ice cream, potato chips, or cookies. The other day, I found a good trick: instead of spending the money on junk to indulge myself, I allowed myself to indulge in a healthy food that I wouldn't otherwise buy (because of the expense). I bought cherries, a special treat because they're expensive. I felt like I indulged, and it was healthy.
Just a quick tip to allow small indulgences without having to avoid the man in your life who likes to always take you out to dinner, or bring home your favorite fruit smoothie from the local ice creamery .
My BF has a habit of picking up fruit smoothies for us when he comes home from playing ball at the YMCA. Instead of refusing his kindness I break the calories down with my $0.69 Popsicle mold from the Dollar tree.
That medium McDonalds Strawberry Banana smoothie become 10 frozen treats!
Staying on Track while still indulging your sweet tooth
For me, I try to put off my small indulgences to have with breakfast. If I am craving something sweet, I make myself wait until the following morning to indulge: "Ok... I will have one oreo cookie with my greek yogourt and raspberries." I find that this stops me from going crazy for the day, because I have a specific plan to indulge--and then most of the time when breakfast the next morning rolls around I no longer feel like indulging.
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