I try not to say (or think) "I can't eat that. It's not on my diet." Instead I say "I choose not to eat that today." I usually allow myself one day a week to eat what i want (in moderation of course) and when that day comes around I think about what I really would like to have and often those things that sounded good at the time aren't even what I really want to spend the calories on.
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I have a big problem with cravings at night after dinner. I've started to delay gratification instead of just denying myself. I do this by doing just a couple of minutes of quick exercise immediately. (like some jumping jacks) If I still want to eat something sweet after I finish (and very often the craving has passed by that point) then I let myself have something small like one Dove dark chocolate or a couple of small pieces of Panda licorice. But I have to earn it.
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