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Diet Tip: Denial is Not the Best Route

We all know about being on the "rebound," and sometimes when we are on the rebound we don't make the healthiest choices. I am not talking about dating here. No, I am talking about food.


Often, when dieting, people deny themselves their favorite foods, since most people don't list the antioxidant rich, low calorie Brussels Sprout as their fave. Dieters think they need to completely cut out chocolate, wine, french fries and pizza - their favorite foods. When they finally succumb to their craving, they tend to over indulge and really throw their efforts off track. Yep, rebound eating - it can be bad news.

So, instead of cutting out the fattening foods you love completely, learn to eat them in moderation. You can lose weight and eat your cake too. Maybe not a huge slice, maybe just a few bites, but a few bites can really satisfy a craving. So be a slim shopper, buy a snack size of your favorite potato chips instead of a party sized bag or hit up the bulk bin for just a handful of candy instead of bringing a huge bag of sweets into your home.

Enjoy your indulgence. Eat slowly and really chew your food. Go crazy and meditate on the taste of your favorite food. Just don't deny yourself the foods you love and learn to eat them in moderation to avoid the rebound!

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