Denying myself something completely doesn't work at all! I've learned to wean myself off of something. For example, one day, instead of using 2 packets of ranch dressing, I only used one. It was different, but I became accustomed to it and in the process, cut out more than 200 empty calories! Whatever you're trying to do -- lose weight, eat better, exercise more -- work your way to that goal. Depriving yourself of things will only make you want it more...and relapse too.
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QUIT SMOKING, QUIT BUYING WASTE :) Instead of smoking quit cold turkey, take it one day at a time.... It is working for me, second, instead of purchasing name brand foods (shelf) and purchase the store brand.... if your read the back of the item you will see a lot of the products are made by the same company as the name brand or they have the exact same ingredient's.
I save money and eat very healthy... also for those of you who like coupons check out southernsavers.com I get coupons there for a lot of my family's needs :) Hope this helps :)
Last winter I tried to quit drinking soda cold turkey ( I was drinking a LOT of soda daily). Lasted 2 weeks and it was horrible. Since joining SP and focusing on drinking lots of water I just naturally quit drinking soda and didn't really even realize it. When would I fit that in & all the water?
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