When rewarding myself for reaching a goal, I try not to reward myself with food. It's a bad habit to get into because it can be such a slippery slope. Rewarding yourself with chocolate or fast food or something else unhealthy can undo the work you've done. Instead, choose something non-food related, like a pedicure, clothes, or a nice relaxing bubble bath. That way you are rewarded, but you aren't adding extra calories and/or fat!
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I've learned that setting smaller goals for smaller weight loss in smaller periods of times makes me feel a lot better than one stretching over months. Let yourself see those little steps as they come and when they finally add up to the big one, that is your best reward!
Reawrding yourself is a psychological need. Being thin and fitting into clothes feels like SUCH a better reward than eating something bad or fattening for a reward. You can put garbage in your body or put good nutritional food. Food is not necessarily evil, I think its really just a mental approach and coming to a realization about what your putting into your body. Americans are lazy & justify everything. My days of rewarding myself with food or material things are over. Nutrtion is the key
I like to reward myself with anything other than food. I do not want to connect the two (reward and food) since the problem I am trying to fix is my eating habits and food addiction.
A good reward for me is something small like a new book I have been wanting or just taking some "me" time. Its fun finding out the small things that give me pleasure other than food and sweets.
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