allow yourself a small treat daily or weekly. I never used to be able to have one of something, let alone one small of whatever. But I have found that ONE hershey kiss at bedtime gives me a special treat, i let it melt on my tongue. iLike a fancy hotel sith chocolate on the pillow!
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I dont have a set day for having a treat, I wait until my weight hasnt budged a bit in more than a few days and I know I need a treat day. Not only do I see the weight i was struggling to shift disapear plus some within the few days after a treat day but treat days also make me feel yuck and remind me why I eat healthy every other day. Im averaging 1 treat day out of 10-14 healthy days. It feels good to finally know what my body wants/needs :-)
Tonight I was hungry for a "treat"--something sweet and chocolate covered. And I believe having a treat like this a couple times a week is healthy. As long as you do it sensibly. So for less than 300 calories I had THIS healthy treat!
I took one pear, sliced it up thin, nuked it in the microwave for 1 minute. Then I broke up 1/3 (which is less than one serving!!) of a Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate candy bar, and sprinkled the broken pieces over my pear. Last I microwaved it for one more minute. DELICIOUS! and guilt free.
If you have a doctor who doesn't listen to you, or who marginalizes what you say, or who tells you that you can't possibly be having the reactions/symptoms you're having, or treats you like you're "less than," fire their dumb butt! Doctors are like shoes, they're not one size fits all. Find one that fits you comfortably. Do you need one who listens & spends time with you? Or do you need one who has all the answers but may not have the best bedside manner?
Check Google or SparkSearch for "doctor ratings" and your geographic area. This will bring up info about others' experiences with doctors in your area. Talk to people at support groups for your particular illness (diabetes, arthritis): they often know the best docs in their field.
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