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I Never Tell Myself Or Anyone Else I Can'T Have A Certain Food.



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.

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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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  • "Don't eat chocolate, it'll make you fat."
    Really? This belief that some food make us fat while other don't.... No food makes us put on weight as long as it's within our food intake needs. This is what I like about SP, it's not a "diet" that tells us to eat this, no to eat that (such "diets" don't work, we know it), but to enjoy healthy foods, get active and to also enjoy an occasional treat without guilt. - by SPARK_JO
  • I don't say I can't have it. I say I won't allow myself to have it. I can have anything I want I just really have to want it. I know my trigger foods to over eating. - by DIANALACAT59

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