Depriving oneself of fatty (yummy) desserts 7 days a week can seem like hell. It's okay to have a fattening treat or two once a week and still be on track! (Last night I had a blueberry muffin, a chocolate chip cookie and hot cocoa!) Now I'm back in 'diet' mode!
Naughty Treats once a week keep us 'good' and sleek the rest of the time!
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If I want a treat such as ice cream sandwich..I buy slim bears and take one and give the rest to the grandchildren to take home so as to not have more than one. And to be sure none are left in house so not to go for more.4
Allowing yourself "weekends off" when it comes to dieting can help motivate you to eat extremely healthy for five days of the week--when you restrict yourself to only allowing your treats on weekends, it reduces the temptation to give in "just this once" the rest of the time. In addition, when the obligation of strict eating is loosened on the weekends, the temptation to give up on the diet or be fed up and binge is greatly reduced.
"Weekends off" doesn't mean it's a free-for-all! Stick to your lifestyle change, but allow yourself one or two guilt-free snacks or drinks; you'll find your treats are much more satisfying when you make them special and force yourself to wait for them.
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