I Never Tell Myself Or Anyone Else I Can'T Have A Certain Food.
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I have noticed throughout all the "diets" I've tried over the years that once I'm told I can't have something that's all I want. I have never shed as much weight as I have with Sparkpeople. I'm at 70# now. And by getting to know myself much better and how my cravings seem to work I've learned to never tell anyone I can't eat a certain food and I never tell myself that mentally either. Instead I think of the weight I've shed and the great amount of work and effort it took and 9.5/10 x I pass.
Since I'm not actually saying no, mentally I don't feel deprived. I've realized I have much less cravings for the unhealthy choices. And if someone says "oh sorry you can't have that" I reply yes I can but I chose not to eat that because my body and health are far more important than empty calories.
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When starting a diet or trying to break unhealthy habits stop telling yourself you "can't" have this or you "can't" do that... change your thinking and gain motivation to continue making progress! I have tried to diet and lose weight numerous times and everytime I have I find it so hard to stick to because they are so restrictive. So, instead of telling myself I can't eat certain foods, I remind myself of the rewards of simply cutting back on such indulgenges and allow myself occasional "treats"
Instead of completely cutting out sweets or chips, say to yourself..."if I can keep up my diet this week, I will have one cookie (or whatever it is your heart desires) on Friday evening"... this way you are cutting back while not being super strict on yourself. This will help motivate you keep going
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