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Put Off Treats Until You Have Eaten Your Necessary Nutrients For The Day


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Plan you menus. How many calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fats do you need for each day?
Then promise yourself you will not eat a treat/cheat off of your plan until and unless you have eaten all the nutrients for that day.
Just as you need fuel to drive your car, feed yourself healthy foods before you choose any extra calories.
Remember, in some cases WATER can quench both thirst AND hunger.
Congratulate yourself for each day you eat on plan!

Multivitamins can be useful in your nutrition goals, but do not count them as "food."
Eat from the rainbow - a variety of foods and colors will increase the nutrients you get, and this can improve your health!
Get what you need each day before any splurges.
It's a way of honoring your temple.
- Submitted by DRB13_1 1/1/2011 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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SHARON2014 1/1/2011 9:36:00 AM

    Great idea, I plan to log my food and IF I can spare the calories, I can have that treat!
JAZZI64 9/7/2012 3:00:00 PM

    That really is a good idea , then that makes u feel that you are not deprived of your goodies and put the wait back on......since i am the one with a sweet tooth
DRB13_1 1/1/2011 7:02:00 AM

    It's easy to eat "junk" instead of what we need. By planning your meals, you will not feel deprived. By eating your needed foods first, you will get healthier. And by allowing yourself a treat if you want it ALONG WITH, NOT INSTEAD OF A FOOD YOU NEED, you won't be dieting, you will be choosing to live a healthy lifestyle!

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