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Are Cupcakes Bad For You?

You Can Still Lose Weight and Eat Cupcakes, According to This Dietitian — Here's How

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💫SAVE THIS POST 💫I know I’ve posted this before but it was so popular last time I decided to re-post it as I’m still getting numerous questions around it! 😢 I get SO many women asking me questions around restricting, bingeing then restricting again 😰😰 The key to long term weight loss/ maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to ALLOW YOURSELF TO EAT THE FOODS YOU LOVE! 🍭🍪🍦🍹🍩 THE MINUTE YOU RESTRICT - THE MINUTE YOUR BODY “NEEDS” IT & YOU LOSE CONTROL🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m not saying to eat delicious foods in enormous portions, or when you’re bored or stressed or because they’re just in front of you. I’m simply saying to allow yourself to eat small amounts of anything you please when you’re truly hungry & present in the moment (practise mindful eating). By letting yourself eat ‘naughty’ foods you’re not restricting anything from your diet so you’re much less likely to binge or overeat. ALLOW YOURSELF TO EAT DELICIOUS FOOD - it’s the first step to maintaining a life long healthy lifestyle 🙌🏼 If you know you can eat anything you want - whenever you want - the temptation to eat the entire thing is remarkably reduced as it’ll still be available tomorrow and the next day and the next 😜 Don’t beat yourself up because you ate a cupcake/cookie/chocolate block etc etc Follow the steps listed in my photo & give yourself a break - we’re all human & even I have eaten an entire pack of chips in one sitting (yes red rock chips are my weakness 😈). If this happens I don’t beat myself up, I don’t restrict myself the next day & I don’t over exercise to compensate. I simply move on - I add extra veggies to my next meal & remind myself what a legend I am 💁🏻‍♀️If you want more education around binge eating - click the link in my bio to read my free blog on surviving & preventing binge eating 🙌🏼 Tag a friend who needs to read this 👇🏼 . . . . . . . . #comparison #loveyourbody #mindfuleating #mealprep #respectyourbody #girlpower #fitnessmeals#intuitiveeating #healthnotdiets #healthyfood #bbg #gymfood#nutrients #strongnotskinny#cleaneats #cleaneating #jerf#foodforfuel #abs #deliciousfood #fitfoodporn#girlswholift #iifym #foodcomparisons #wholefoods #thefitnessdietitian #leanbyleanne

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When you're trying to lose weight, it's easy to fall down a rabbit hole of restricting yourself from certain foods, thinking that will help you reach your goals faster. But Leanne Ward, known as the_fitness_dietitian on Instagram, wants you to think twice before stopping yourself from enjoying a little dessert.

"I get SO many women asking me questions around restricting, bingeing then restricting again," she wrote in her caption. "The key to long term weight loss/ maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to ALLOW YOURSELF TO EAT THE FOODS YOU LOVE! 🍭🍪🍦🍹🍩 THE MINUTE YOU RESTRICT - THE MINUTE YOUR BODY 'NEEDS' IT & YOU LOSE CONTROL."

She doesn't mean you should engorge yourself with sugary treats. Rather, "I'm simply saying to allow yourself to eat small amounts of anything you please when you're truly hungry & present in the moment (practise mindful eating). By letting yourself eat 'naughty' foods you're not restricting anything from your diet so you're much less likely to binge or overeat."

So the next time you pick up a cupcake (or a brownie, cookie, etc.), Leanne doesn't want you to think you're going to ruin your diet or "gain weight." Instead, she wants you to tell yourself that "life is about balance," and "one cupcake won't make you gain weight." So go ahead! Enjoy your life!

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