If I want to eat when I am watching tv or want a special treat still within my calorie range or close to being out of it, I make myself do 25 crunches before I have it. That way I don't feel so bad about my treats.
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When I'm very into exercising as I am now, if I crave a sweet treat, I think of how many calories the treat is and how many minutes it would take to work off that treat. The numbers leave me feeling no desire to have the treat.
Say out loud or write down on paper how many calories or points (WW) the treat will cost you. Then pick the exercise u do. Look at how long it will take you to burn that treat. If the piece of cake u want is 650 calories and u walk 3.0 MPH. That will take over 2 hrs of exercise off the calories.
I work a small treat into my meal plan each day to avoid the temptation of overindulging. I try to get something single-serving, like a small chocolate truffle. I only get single-servings so I won't accidentally "eat the whole bag" and this trick works for me because after the chocolate I tell myself I don't need more because I'll have some tomorrow, too!
The benefit is I don't feel like overindulging because I know I will always have a daily treat to look forward to.
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