I've seen too many secrets of success telling you to cut things out "no sweet drinks" "nix the butter" "never eat anything fried" These are all what I call NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENTS. Why would I WANT to diet if it means I have to compeltely QUIT something I love? Its the basic forbidden fruit/over indulgence fact of life. We want what we can't have, and once we break down and taste the forbidden fruit, we can't stop.
Have a strictly vegetarian day, and reward yourself with something like fried chicken the next day.The idea is, eat ONE piece of fried chicken as a reward, it will keep you from HATING the diet. It makes fried chicken something to look forward too instead of longing for and regretting later!
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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!
DO NOT DEPRIVE YOURSELF OF ANYTHING or you will eventually give in. Eat healthy and every now and then when you are craving something eat a tbsp or tsp and CLOSE YOUR EYES AS YOU ARE EATING IT. IT WILL TASTE SO MUCH BETTER.
For example, instead of eating 2 tbsp of peanut butter at 190 calories I use one tbsp or one tsp and it taste as good as 2 tbsp minus all those calories. When i close my eyes i get to concentrate on the flavor.
The trick to dieting is to not call it a diet! This is a life change that has to remain or the weight will eventually come back. This is my secret to staying healthy success. Dont deprive yourself of anything you enjoy to eat, just eat in moderation. I have a massive sweet tooth and this helps!189
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