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Yes You Can Have That!



When you have a "treat" in the house, i.e., something that you would only eat on occasion, tell yourself that you can have it. Yes, do not let it become a "no no". As there will always be foods around that should only be eaten occasionally. But the deal is that you have to eat something nutritious first. Then if you still want the "treat" enjoy it! Most likely you won't over eat the "treat" since your body knows you have fed it something good. Your brain will realize that you have had food and because it is nutritional you might even be satisfied and not want the treat. And remember too that it takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you have eaten so you have to wait the 20 minutes first. I also do this at holiday parties. There is usually something that is nutritious on the table. Veggies, fruits, etc. Look at your watch and eat them first and tell yourself that in twenty minutes you can have that goodie at the other end of the table if you still want it.

I have also used this method prior to going out to dinner. If you go with a little in your belly and your brain knows you have had something nutritious then you are less likely to over order.

I have another 500 words to go here but don't know what else I can say about this. Having to write 1700 words to be entered is just too many words. I don't think sparkspeople will even want to read that many words per entry. We need things that are quick and easy to read when we need it. Gosh now 200 more words. I don't think I will be doing this again. Maybe the counter is off or something as it originally said that it needed to be 300 words but no more than 1700 words. But every time I try to post it, it says that I need 1700 words.

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