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Count The Calories You Didn'T Eat



Whenever I turn down a high calorie food instead of feeling deprived, I note it in my food diary and the calorie content of that food. On days where I very nearly don't go to the gym I note that down also. At the end of the week, I tot up how many extra calories I would have consumed/ not burned and take it away from my loss. Seeing the weight I would still be had I given into these impulses keeps me on the straight and narrow. Instead of feeling deprived, I feel empowered! :)

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When I feel deprived, I feel blue. When I feel blue I eat. This tip helps me to feel in control of my weight loss. Instead of thinking I am missing out, I feel proud of myself for resisting temptation, for not giving in. It tastes better than any cake.

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  • Brilliant! Great idea, gives me another positive focus! - by BSCHWARTZ
    Great idea!! Loved it emoticon - by ABIMOLINE
    love this idea!! gonna steal it - by POEMFUL78
  • Sounds like a good idea! I might try it too. - by DEBBLO
  • great idea to give credit where credit is due! It takes lots lots to turn down LOTS - by DDESERTDDAWN
    On a day where I haven't been very good, for example the days I do give in and not go to the gym or eat something I shouldn't have, I note these in the "naughty" section of my diary. That week when I tot up I can see what my weight would have been had I not given into temptation. I find this a great motivator.

    For me, this tip makes me accountable for my actions. I am highlighting to myself that I am human, I will stumble. The trick is to have more good days than bad. - by LAURAOCONNE1

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