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When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

- Submitted by JULIELANFORD 3/31/2010 in Weight Loss | 142 Comments
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APRILB333 4/3/2010 1:02:00 AM

    That's so funny,I do the SAME thing!lol And I use it for exercise too,like if I'm on the treadmill running and feel like I can't go anymore,I lift up my top so I can see my pudge bouncing around and then I DEFINTITELY finish what I started.hahaha
MARSHASMUM 3/31/2010 7:32:00 PM


COOLCUKE 7/13/2010 10:30:00 AM

    lmao, me, too! this trick is especially helpful when im sitting at my desk at work and someone passes around cookies or some other tempting treat. that is all it takes to remind me that the momentary sweetness is not worth it!
LEOSAG 2/22/2013 9:19:00 AM

    OMG! I laughed out loud when I read this and then I sat back and shook my head when reality hit - this is such a motivator - GRAB YOUR FAT!! I want to shout it right now. Thank You for this post - it's what I need - a different kind of motivation - I really don't like that if I can do it you can do it mess - Grab Your Fat - that's what I'm talking about!!!!!
ITSTIME2011 8/11/2012 5:15:00 PM

    Oh how funny!! I think I lost 2 pounds through my tear ducts laughing at the practicality of such inspiration!! Thanks for the mental image, and thanks for including detailed instructions on how to make it work!! Still ROFL :)
PATTTY1 4/1/2010 10:46:00 PM

    hahaha!! This is a great idea, I will give it a try next time I am tempted!
BABBYB1 2/19/2013 1:38:00 AM

    In my case, it's not A snickers in storage. It's a whole case of them! emoticon
IOLE43 10/25/2012 2:26:00 AM

    thanks for this. i snack mindlessly so i will grab my fat whenever i feel my craving.
MSMOCHA123 10/12/2012 2:16:00 PM

    I love it! There is no way I can forget this. Will always think of this now any time I want to overindulge
JANWHOSOEVER 9/2/2012 5:29:00 PM

    Love it! My goal is now to get rid of one of my stored Snickers each month.
ELLIE1980 6/25/2011 6:24:00 AM

    I totally do this! And it works, I've lost 7lbs in 7 weeks by doing it. You get such an amazing buzz when you feel the belly fat getting smaller in your grip :)
FIRSTLADYJ1 10/18/2015 9:19:00 PM

    That was a good one! emoticon
GCAHILL58 8/29/2015 12:16:00 PM

    I laughed when I read this lol. My motivation is looking at my self in the mirror and visualizing how I want to look. Looking at myself in the mirror takes away my appetite and is a healthy dose of reality.
SEAJESS 7/26/2015 11:49:00 PM

    emoticon It's so much better to do this thing with laughter than with feelings of deprivation. Thanks for the mind reset.

emoticon What a lucky woman I am. I have WAY more than a Snickers bar in my pantry!

RKOTTEK 5/1/2015 10:46:00 PM

    an easy trick, like wearing tight clothes
HARTICX2 4/7/2015 8:34:00 PM

    Great idea! I am going to do this anytime I "think" I need something! Thanks for the great tip!
CUEBANANA 1/20/2015 8:23:00 AM

    That gave me my laugh for the day. I think I'll try it!
AYNNEP 12/26/2014 3:05:00 PM

    This is HILARIOUS!!!!!! I plan on using this to help keep as much humor in my life as possible and to keep myself on track.
AYNNEP 12/25/2014 6:11:00 PM

    This is HILARIOUS!!!!!! I plan on using this to help keep as much humor in my life as possible and to keep myself on track.
NORIVI33 10/25/2014 9:31:00 AM

MANOLY 9/8/2014 6:33:00 PM

    This is a good one, I AM GOING TO USE IT.
TENNESSEEWALKER 8/30/2014 12:16:00 PM

    Congratulations on 2,550 people sparked. I grab my fat and feel how much less of it there is, and think 'I've come this far, I really want to go the next step more than I want to eat that.'
TENNESSEEWALKER 8/30/2014 12:15:00 PM

    Congratulations on 2,550 people sparked. I grab my fat and feel how much less of it there is, and think 'I've come this far, I really want to go the next step more than I want to eat that.'
DINAOREILLY 8/18/2014 9:33:00 AM

    Love the technique....I remember Joe Cross making the statement on Fat Sick and Nearly Dead that he has a year's worth of burgers and pizza on his belly...this while he was on Day 20+ of his 60 day juice fast......what is worse is haven the butcher or meat department give you ONE pound of real looks sooooo gross...puts you off eating for days :-)
AALLEY2 7/31/2014 11:42:00 AM

    love this idea, I never thought of it before!
COLLEEN8092 7/20/2014 1:56:00 AM

    Here it is, 4 years after you wrote this comment and I laughed out loud then grabbed my "Snickers". : )))) My husband asked what I was laughing at so I read it to him and he laughed out loud too! I think we'll both remember this everytime we want a Snickers or any other candy bar! It's really more than just the Snickers that's in storage though and I will remember that.
Thank you so much for the visual!!!!
Colleen & Matt emoticon
DEW1960 7/1/2014 7:54:00 AM

LAKEGIRL17 6/27/2014 12:40:00 PM

    This is so funny, and such a great idea!
WILLPOWER2014 6/11/2014 3:25:00 PM

    I never thought about GRABBING my Fat, this is a great motivation for me, because mine is not snickers, it peanut M&M's emoticon emoticon
MAMABEAR372 5/31/2014 3:38:00 PM

    I am sure you have heard this before, but this made me smile and laugh because I do the same thing. Shocking how effective doing this is!
MISTYSMOM06 4/29/2014 3:47:00 AM

    I never thought of it that way! I'll have to remember that! emoticon
REBECKY441 4/22/2014 6:08:00 PM

    Yah! I had to laugh... because that will/would work!! Thanks for the Spark!
RULIEJUTH 4/4/2014 1:03:00 PM

    Fabulous way to keep focused and laugh at yourself too. Thanks for the idea its a good one emoticon
FORME58 3/13/2014 2:36:00 PM

TCLECUR01 2/19/2014 6:53:00 PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
SIMPLYCORNISH 2/4/2014 12:50:00 PM

    What a great idea! So doing this! Thanks for the humorous suggestion.
CTUPTON 1/22/2014 3:17:00 PM

    emoticon emoticon

OUATEONE2 1/22/2014 11:44:00 AM

    it works and is quite humbling.
GINGERSUNSHINE 1/18/2014 11:53:00 AM

    LOL!!! Great idea and funny!
NUFFY11 1/10/2014 7:54:00 AM

    haha, this is great
JEANETTE1939 1/5/2014 9:43:00 PM

    I think that is a great idea. by grabbing your fat it reminds you to stay strong. emoticon
MARTHROID 11/4/2013 10:00:00 AM

    I actually laughed out loud. T emoticon emoticon emoticon his is the best advice I have heard yet. I'll try it and it will either make me not eat a snickers or it will make me throw in the towel…we'll see which one. hahaha
CREATE4CHRIST 9/27/2013 1:13:00 PM

    GREAT IDEA!! With me it would be chips... emoticon
RINA2002 9/20/2013 4:26:00 PM

    Brilliant and unforgettable!
KATYBIRD12345 9/7/2013 8:02:00 AM

    Hilarious! emoticon
YENSEN 8/27/2013 11:28:00 AM

    I needed a good laugh this morning...That's excellent and I have a bunch of those stored ...
COLINMOMMY06 8/11/2013 3:08:00 PM

    Oh my gracious I totally laughed out loud when I read that. I love that you can bring humor to losing weight. I will always try to do this from now on. I don't watch this show but I have seen the previews so when I read that I pictured Honey Boo Boo talking to her belly. LOL Thanks for the laugh and the advice!
DREAMERBLUE 8/6/2013 4:00:00 PM

    I thought this would be discouraging, but it tickled and made me giggle :)
MSASHUA 8/1/2013 6:22:00 PM

    I'm laffing too....I am always grabbing the belly tire and saying oh how gross!!! Works for me! emoticon
LWARD8447 7/31/2013 11:21:00 AM

    Right on! What a great idea. I will use this. Thank you!
CALLMESHOP 7/15/2013 9:12:00 AM

    This made me laugh but its a good idea!
COMMONWINNER 7/14/2013 1:46:00 PM

    I absolutely will try this!
MIMIFRITTATA 6/17/2013 2:49:00 AM

    I just grabbed my fat. :-D
MERRYMARY42 5/15/2013 7:08:00 PM

    so true, one I will remember
KASTLEKOVEKBT 5/15/2013 6:42:00 PM

    Love it! emoticon
VTMAID 5/15/2013 7:30:00 AM

    That is a great idea! Love your sense of humor!
TMCKENZIE48 4/18/2013 3:34:00 PM

    Great tip I'm going to try this too!!!
NIFTYATFIFTY8 3/30/2013 6:52:00 AM

    Loved this idea! Will try it-- thanks for posting
LYSADELL 3/21/2013 1:15:00 PM

    Great Reminder!
KRYSTALKAT1 3/3/2013 7:47:00 AM

    Oh my gosh how funny is this tip yet so true and easy to remember! Even tho it was posted in 2010 it still holds true for 2013. Thank you and I'll do it next time I reach for anything unhealthy. emoticon
CANDID04 2/25/2013 6:05:00 AM

    Thanks for this tip. I will try it!
DOLLY1259 2/1/2013 10:11:00 PM

    I love that! Thank you for sharing a laugh and brightening my day. I am also going to use this and smile.
KATHYM316 1/29/2013 6:12:00 PM

    I'm doing this the next time I want something I know I can do without...thank you
PEACH826 1/23/2013 3:42:00 PM

    Dieting takes a lot of effort, commitment, bla, bla, bla. Sometimes it feel very heavy. I love this lighter approach. Made me laugh. Thanks.
Does anyone know of any other 'funny' tips?
NISSAS88 1/14/2013 11:45:00 PM

    Ha! I needed to laugh...this is why I'm working so hard. Tired of my fat! emoticon
MU33098 1/14/2013 4:05:00 PM

    I think that is the first time I laughed reading a dieting tip. emoticon
PSHOWS 1/14/2013 10:46:00 AM

    It's a great idea. I have been thinking about the fat in the middle and have torembd myself when I get the hungry horrors.
THEGILLS2006 1/10/2013 9:12:00 PM

    Lol I am going to start doing this!!
JQTCLE 1/2/2013 11:42:00 AM

    isn't that the truth.
FAITHCAROL 12/29/2012 5:51:00 PM

    I love this tip and I know it will help me....
LEXIANGELTEA 12/29/2012 1:30:00 PM

    Funny! I do that when my kids try to offer me something that isn't healthy. Then we all laugh. emoticon
PSALMSOFJOY 12/27/2012 2:17:00 PM

DOMMYMARS 12/19/2012 2:47:00 PM

    This really made me chuckle. Haha! emoticon
GABABS 12/13/2012 9:20:00 AM

    I do this, too! It has prevented snacking on naughty foods several times.
FIONUALA4 11/17/2012 12:08:00 AM

    Fantastic funny idea. Gotta work on anything good you think you just gotta have RIGHT NOW. Chocolate, wine, cheese, cake etc.
MICHELLE_391 11/5/2012 9:44:00 AM

BRENDA_G50 10/13/2012 1:37:00 PM

emoticon did you know my main weakness was Snickers???? I will definately remember this tip!!!
BELLA0129 10/4/2012 12:01:00 AM

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing.
A_SPARKLING 9/24/2012 5:22:00 AM

    :) great morning laugh! So much stored there! Thanks will remember better the surplus! emoticon
DIXKELLY 9/19/2012 12:01:00 PM

    This really made me laugh. I would never have thought of it, but it will be a fantastic tool for me to use in the future. Thanks!
DIXKELLY 9/19/2012 12:01:00 PM

    This really made me laugh. I would never have thought of it, but it will be a fantastic tool for me to use in the future. Thanks!
FABILOPEZ 9/12/2012 10:30:00 PM

    emoticon This really made me laugh. But! I have to say this is a good tip.
CHRIS3874 9/6/2012 9:07:00 PM

    Oh MAN I thought I was the only one with a sense of humour warped enough to see the funny in this.
KATOFORNOW 8/30/2012 2:26:00 PM

    perfect advice! I must have about a dozen snickers worth of fat in my belly as of yet! along with kitkats! horrors..
JUMPINJULIE 8/28/2012 9:41:00 AM

    that is great thing to keep in mind
MSHELLI 8/22/2012 4:38:00 PM

    That is an awesome idea!!! How real is that. Thank you for sharing!
WEE122 8/21/2012 7:44:00 AM

    I never thought of this! I'm going to be doing this from now on!!!!
KELLEY1010 8/16/2012 7:58:00 PM

    oh dang that is good!!!
IPLAYSLEEPY 8/14/2012 11:52:00 PM

    Wonderful idea. I'll have to try this. emoticon
TAOZEN 8/13/2012 11:38:00 PM

    Great idea. I will start using this method
NICK3RD 8/13/2012 10:04:00 AM

    Great Idea

TURNERHEATHER4 8/12/2012 4:20:00 PM

    LOL! Thanks for sharing :)
BELLACUDDLES 8/10/2012 4:06:00 PM

    I too like thoughts would be a peanut butter cup!!
SUNSETSEEKER 8/10/2012 10:15:00 AM

    I love this and it is so true (unfortunately - LOL) Thanks for giving me something to think about nect time I want something I don't need. I will never look at a treat the same again. emoticon
PRAIRIECROCUS 8/10/2012 2:44:00 AM

    What a emoticon idea !
I can do that, and will remember to do that !
JUDYAMK 8/7/2012 10:04:00 PM

    What a great idea, I will be grabbing my fat to remind me of not to over indulge
CHRISSYALLISON1 12/30/2011 12:59:00 PM

    That made me chuckle! I envision sticks of butter or slices of cheesecake making up my spare tire! I will remember this one next time I want something that is not on the healthy side.
DHALYIA 8/3/2011 4:30:00 PM

    Haaaa! omg, ty! That was so funny!
EPERRINE 7/28/2011 8:18:00 AM

    LMAO thats hilarious, and a good idea aswell xP I'll keep that in mind, cheers.
RCOV10 7/26/2011 2:12:00 PM

    This is actuallly very helpful and true! I'm constantly aware of my belly and that prevents me from even daring look at a vending machine or eating fast food.
WANNACANHAVEIT 7/13/2011 8:24:00 AM

    So funny but true! Thanks for the laugh and reminder. Snickers is the magic word :p
FITMAMAOF4TOB 7/4/2011 4:55:00 PM

    Love this! I'm gonna do this from now on! Great idea!

Keep up the good work!
DRB13_1 6/24/2011 3:03:00 AM

    I can pinch more than an inch, so I will start using this tip to be in touch with both reality and as a reminder of the goal I am aiming for! Eventually I will have my "bikini body" and not so many "Snickers in storage." emoticon emoticon
RA060182 6/21/2011 9:37:00 AM

    Ha ha, GREAT ADVICE, funny and easy to remember, thanks.... emoticon
MELLYBEANS0919 4/17/2011 5:51:00 PM

    Hahaha Love this!
WILLWORK4WHALES 3/10/2011 11:10:00 AM

    I do this too!!! So glad to hear I'm not the only one. I do it when I wake up in the morning as well to remind me I'm still working at it and to be good the whole day.
DRAYRAY 2/10/2011 5:25:00 PM

    Best secret ever. Thank you for putting this humorous way of looking at it out there.
JANDLTL 1/18/2011 2:31:00 AM

    I can't help but chuckle with this 'secret'.. but I'm sure it'll be very effective.. I'll have to try this..;)
HEATH592 1/5/2011 1:40:00 AM

    Great imagery! For me that would be a Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Twizzlers, M&Ms, etc. etc.
NOBIGGY 11/17/2010 2:14:00 PM

    Me too! emoticon
PRUPLEBEAR 11/3/2010 12:32:00 PM

    LOVE IT!
KIMROID 11/3/2010 12:00:00 PM

    FUNNY! Grabbing my belly fat grosses me out. Just the motivation I need!
ALL4MYBOYS86 10/8/2010 1:53:00 AM

    Wow what a smack in the face, serious, serious, serious POW something that makes sense and is comical! Loved it, will definitely think of that every time I see a Snickers now (thanks for that help)!
XOXJENNAXOX 9/22/2010 9:25:00 PM

    This is by far the most funny and most true thing i ever heard! -Ima try to remember to doo thiss!! :) emoticon
APPLEBELLS 9/2/2010 4:41:00 PM

    Awesome! I love this idea!
BRISDI 8/12/2010 2:35:00 PM

    Hilarious!! Made me laugh out loud to know that I am not the only one who does this!!
PRPLMNKI 7/17/2010 12:19:00 PM

    Im loving this!
I got 2 Jack Russell puppies named Snickerz, 1yr, and Skittlez, 8wks so i dont even think about the actually candies anymore i just think of my puppies.
i do crack out on Heath and Snickers ice cream. Breyers is my man!
Squeeze on!
KANEOHEGIRL 7/10/2010 4:50:00 AM

    emoticon 'd this! I literally laughed out loud!
LUBAML 6/30/2010 12:22:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon
KALATHIA 6/10/2010 8:07:00 AM

    I LOVE the humor! As with most humor, the reason that it works is that its truth resonates with most of us. This is definitely a trick I'm going to try next time I'm faced with temptation. Thanks!
2VICKY 6/9/2010 7:21:00 PM

    Loved this post! Now that I know I've gotta try this! emoticon
BREE133 6/1/2010 11:35:00 PM

    These look yummy but my calculations worked out to over 80 calories each
and this calculation was using UNsweetened coconut. Using metric and scales:
1c (100gm) shredded, unsw coconut is 660 cals (990)
1c (250gm) sugar is 967cals (645)
1 white is 20 cals (40)
Salt & vanilla - negliable
1655 /20 = 82.77
Thanks anyway.
BREE133 6/1/2010 10:01:00 PM

    Love your sense of humour.
Looking at a gross fat picture of myself also helps
ROX525 5/31/2010 7:28:00 AM

    That is too funny! I'm going to do this!
RAGGARWALAX 5/22/2010 9:39:00 AM

    Great tip .. that should stop most of us with any luck! I am going to try and keep this in mind for the next time that temptation strikes.
YAMIASAZI 5/17/2010 2:43:00 PM

    LOL! Need to remember that :P
YUKISAITO 5/4/2010 3:49:00 PM

    Nothing better than a reality check! Great tips!
NEED2LOSE45 4/24/2010 7:07:00 PM

    THIS IS GREAT! I must do more of this!
MERCURYLEOPARD 4/24/2010 2:33:00 PM

    That's a great idea. I may not be able to do that at work when a candy bar is calling, but it's an awesome thing for me to do at home when everyone else is pigging out! Thank you!
SALVARAD1 4/16/2010 8:03:00 AM

    Will do.
SALVARAD1 4/16/2010 8:02:00 AM

    Will do!

LOVINTHEM4LIFE 4/14/2010 2:20:00 PM

    this is awesome!! emoticon
KSCARPETTA2 4/14/2010 11:52:00 AM

    This idea cracked me up! I think I'll have to try it!
CARDSFAN720 4/10/2010 2:18:00 PM

    Brilliant idea!!! Think I have a few already in storage!! emoticon
MRS_FORTYGIG 4/6/2010 12:41:00 PM

    haha i do that alll the time... doesnt ALWAYS deter me but i try :)
FABCELI 4/3/2010 2:34:00 PM

    I love this! emoticon
SARAWITHOUTH 4/1/2010 7:20:00 PM

    Awesome - this is so hilarious!
CELTICLISA 3/31/2010 5:32:00 PM

    that's hilarious!! Good idea too!
NARESSI 3/31/2010 5:29:00 PM

    brilliant lol x
JOCHEBED1 3/31/2010 5:12:00 PM

    lol...good way to think of it
HONEYYYDIP 3/31/2010 4:47:00 PM

    Love this!
DOOOD_ 3/31/2010 4:37:00 PM

    Haha, I like this! Though I doubt I will remember to do this in a couple hours, I will do my best to keep it in mind!

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