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You Indulge With a Side of Guilt

Anyone who thinks that feeling bad after indulging will somehow make you healthier might be surprised to learn that it's just the opposite. In fact, you'll be more likely to overeat. In the well-known doughnut study, researchers found that women who received a self-compassion message after eating a doughnut ate less candy than those who weren't reassured with a compassionate message that everyone indulges sometimes.

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