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Diet Tip: Enjoy Your Treats Away from Home

Allowing yourself to eat an occasional sweet treat is an important part of dieting/life style change, since denying yourself these indulgences can lead to diet backlash! Instead of keeping those tempting treats at home where you can too easily partake, make getting whatever you're craving an adventure.

Yep, it is much safer to enjoy your treats away from home. Walk to your nearest bakery for one (yes, only one) cookie. Ride you bike to the ice cream parlor for a single (yes, only one) scoop of your favorite flavor. Rollerblade to the local cafe for a slice of cake. Notice that the mode of transportation burns calories in all these scenarios!

Make sure to keep plenty of fresh fruit on hand just in case you can't get out of the house (sleeping children, perhaps?) when you want (or need) your special treat.

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beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i can never find vegan sweets away from homw unless i am near an organic grocery store. :(
bearpaddy bearpaddy 10 years
I agree. If I'm dying for an ice cream I'll go out for a cone instead of having a whole container in the house.
ash_marisa ash_marisa 10 years
We never buy sweets (except fruit) at home, that way, if we really really want ice cream, we walk or bike to TCBY. Its much easier that way and feels more like a treat than an everyday indulgence.
mollipop mollipop 10 years
Though I do keep a small amount of sweets at home, I think this is a fantastic tip to minimize the chance of overindulgence.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
I try and never buy tempting treats for my home. Maybe every grocery trip i buy one thing (cookies, ice cream sandwichs)and that is my boyfriends fault! But we do try and buy healthy snacks too like yougurt carrots avacodos...and only munch on the sweets on a special occassion. Plus, he usually always eats the sweets before I can even get one!
Ashley-Wagner Ashley-Wagner 10 years
I love my occasional sweet treat! I do make a cake or a pan or brownies every once in a while, but my safest route has been to go out to get dessert if I want it - then I'm not tempted to eat more than I should!
blackjade blackjade 10 years
I rarely buy sweets to keep in the house - I'll buy ice cream (1/2 pint) if I have a specific reason (i.e. making apple pie tomorrow). There are certain places I go for certain things. If I need (yes need) an oatmeal raisin cookie, I go to great harvest bread shop; If I need ice cream I go to mitchell's. If it's not worth the trip, then I probably don't need it. ooo - mitchell's, I haven't been there in a while....
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