Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tricks for Treats: Smart Choices
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and the same can certainly be said of the stomach. Cut out all of those tempting treats from your eating regimen and you'll soon find yourself feeling deprived. Deprivation can be a recipe for diet disaster.Imagine how much you'll long for that double chocolate brownie if you think you can never have one again. By depriving yourself of your favorite foods, you're actually setting up yourself for failure. When you are finally unable to resist, the end result will be a fat-and-calorie loaded binge that will bring down your spirits and bring up your weight. So what's the slimming solution, you ask? Sample your favorite snacks... in moderation. Set aside a "cheat" day when you can indulge in that tasty tiramisu or bite off that Boston cream pie. Instead of going hog-wild, share the dessert with someone else.