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Diet Tip: Ditch Ultimatums and Listen to Instincts

Diet Tip: Ditch the Ultimatums


When you're hoping to lose weight, you may be tempted to set rules for yourself, but do your body (and your sanity) a big favor by steering clear of strict ultimatums. It's smart to track your progress and food habits, but if you find that you're playing mind games with yourself and feeling discouraged, it's time to ditch the firm absolutes. Vowing to shun sugar for a month may seem like a great weight-loss strategy, but in reality, it's more likely to kick-start a craving for sweets.

A better idea? Follow your instincts. When you want something sugary, eat something sweet to avoid binge eating later. If there are certain foods that you struggle to eat in moderation, look into healthier alternatives to help curb your cravings. Swap yogurt or Popsicles for ice cream, try some of our nutritious versions of your favorite comfort foods, and satisfy the need for fries with these salty substitutes. By sticking to your natural impulses, you'll have a greater sense of your body's hunger signals and be able to eat sensibly without having to think twice.


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Delicious-Diets-Design Delicious-Diets-Design 5 years
If you are addicted to sugary food, no prob. Just don't eat when you feel like eating. Eat a little later. May be after half an hour, when the need is a bit down. Soon you'll get a grip over your sweet addiction. Fill your stomach with veg, water and fruits so, you have less urge for carbs. http://deliciousdietsdesign.com/
Laura-Marie-Meyers Laura-Marie-Meyers 5 years
Yogurt and cantaloupe is a great idea! Sometimes I add Stevia to plain Greek yogurt to satisfy my late-night sweet tooth :)
yogarunlive yogarunlive 5 years
Last night, I was craving something sweet so I had yogurt with a few pieces of cantaloupe and honeydew. It was still sweet - just naturally sweet, as opposed to the cake I was eyeing!
SiaCooper SiaCooper 5 years
LOVEEEE - Sia Bevis
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