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Never Deprive Yourself Of Anything

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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.

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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!
- Submitted by BICKEY11 4/25/2011 in Motivation | 7 Comments
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KARENO5 5/19/2011 11:08:00 PM

    I agree. There are simply some things I cannot give up. Pizza is one of them. I just need to have a way to work it in to the plan. It may mean passing up on some other thing that is not so important to me, or not have it so often, but no food should be completely off limits. There are ways to handle the diet that makes it not seem like punishment. Great tip! emoticon
GOALIEGRANDMA3 4/26/2011 4:06:00 PM

    We have free will and can choose to accept or reject a helpful hint. If something works , what is wrong about sharing it? People with special health needs know that hint is not for them.

We do not live in a cookie cutter world.
LUANN_IN_PA 4/26/2011 3:38:00 PM

    SUNSHINE6442... studies have shown BICKEY11 to be spot on.

Deprivation leads to binging.
NOTHING should be off limits for that reason.

"A diet should be healthy and nutritious not laden with grease and artery clogging foods"

NOWHERE did she say a diet should be "laden with grease and artery clogging foods""... did you even read the post?
RAYLINSTEPHENS 4/26/2011 2:32:00 PM

    This is actually my program too! My journey allows me to work in anything I wish to consume as long as I can adhere to what a portion is supposed to be.

I am sorry that one Nasty Nellie has spoiled your day today.

Your Secret is one that I promote as well - nothing is completely off-limits as long as I can control the portions.

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CICI510 4/26/2011 2:09:00 PM

    I don't think she's saying that you should eat everything that you want. I think its more about how you word it. If you tell yourself "I can't have something" then you're going to want it more. Sure there are things that I can't have but instead of saying "I can't have thing" say "I choose to not have this for my health" or something with a more positive tone.

I don't think she should rethink anything she posted because this has worked for her and honestly its worked for me too. Maybe if more people were more positive they would see more positive results.
BICKEY11 4/26/2011 11:47:00 AM

    Nowhere in here did i say this works for everybody, this is a secret to MY success, whether its OK for you or not, is not the point.
SUNSHINE6442 4/26/2011 10:53:00 AM

    People with DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, HIGH CHOLESTEEROL, HIGH TRIGLYCERIDES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE are all at risk for even more complications with their health so these comments are NOT negative, IN FACT they are meant to save lives. Maybe it's time you re-think what you have just posted and what you are putting into your body. A diet should be healthy and nutritious not laden with grease and artery clogging foods. Sorry I disagree with you.

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