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I read this hint in "Women's World" (May 28, 2012) issue and IT REALLY WORKS!!

When cutting back on sweets or other temptstions, it is much more powerful to say "I don't want it" rather than "I can't have it." Studies show that saying "I can't..." makes me feel deprived and weakens my resolve. By saying "I don't want...", I feel in control and more empowered to stay on track. Try it!!

- Submitted by PROVERBS31JULIA 7/22/2012 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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SUCCESSPOSSIBLE 7/23/2012 1:14:00 AM

    What a great idea! Plus no one has to know what you can or can not have while you diet.
FENCER48 1/29/2013 8:03:00 PM

    I love this comment. When you say I can't have it, others tend to push you into things, ask you why not, talk you out of things by saying oh one piece won't hurt. . If you say "I don't want it, thanks" this somehow sounds more firm. I'm going to use this approach emoticon .
Thank you very much.
PEELERONE 8/22/2012 10:04:00 AM

    I do this with chocolate. After I finally admitted it is an addiction problem of mine, I now say, "no, I don't want any"....there is a candy dish at work so the temptation is ever present...also my friend, Destiny, is a great one for encouragement.

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