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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.

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  • 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 - by APRILB333
  • THIS IS SO GREAT! I LAUGHED AND THOUGHT 'HOW TRUE, HOW TRUE' WE ARE ALL HERE BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GRAB OUR BELLIES!

    emoticon - by MARSHASMUM
  • 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! - by COOLCUKE
  • 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!!!!! - by LEOSAG
  • 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 :) - by ITSTIME2011
  • hahaha!! This is a great idea, I will give it a try next time I am tempted! - by PATTTY1
  • BABBYB1
    In my case, it's not A snickers in storage. It's a whole case of them! emoticon - by BABBYB1
  • thanks for this. i snack mindlessly so i will grab my fat whenever i feel my craving. - by IOLE43
  • I love it! There is no way I can forget this. Will always think of this now any time I want to overindulge - by MSMOCHA123
  • Love it! My goal is now to get rid of one of my stored Snickers each month. - by JANWHOSOEVER
  • 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 :) - by ELLIE1980
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  • That made me 'snicker'. emoticon - by DIXIEFB
  • Great idea! - by BECKYOBRIEN
  • LOL! I'm trying this! - by -SUGARKISSES-
  • So you've been in my room when I try to flatten out my stomach! emoticon I will keep doin' it! - by SHE-LION
  • emoticon Absolutely LOVE this idea! LOL - by BETRHO48
  • That is sooooo funny! Made me laugh. Works for me also. - by FIONUALA7
  • What a Novel Idea emoticon emoticon - by HELLO-BEAUTIFUL
  • I thought I was the only one emoticon - by KELLY48647
  • I Love it, I'm going to start doing this - by MSPEACHSWEET
  • Love it thanks for the laugh - by KCMCRW5
  • I love it! I am going to do the same thing when I get those cravings!! Great idea! Have a great day!! emoticon - by MOMMYTWO0416
  • Lol, great idea!!!! I'm going to try this. emoticon - by PLCPLCR
  • emoticon Me too! - by AURA18
  • Thank you for this thought. I have done this at times, but not routinely. This has sparked me to think about doing this intentionally each time I serve up a meal to fuel my body. Raised as a member of the "clean plate" generation (save the starving children in Bangladesh) doing this before I serve up a meal might help me to limit my portions better while allowing that 'clean plate' mentality to be satisfied and not sabotage my efforts.
    Peace and Care - by SPICY23
  • Thank you for the great point made and a chuckle. ☺️ - by SIB1974
  • I love that. Good advice, I will try it. - by KELSOINSPIRED
  • I stay on track with my food & fitness plan by rewarding yourself with a non food item daily. You can get lipstick, nail polish, t-shirt, bag, whatever you like. I make small purchases for day to day rewards and larger ones when I reach goals.

    - by SWEETDEE752000
  • Ok, this is such a great visual, and one I never would have made a connection to on myself! I really dislike my belly fat, so I am going to use this-thank you! :) - by DREAMERKYM
  • This made me laugh so hard but in a good way. So thank you!!! emoticon I think I need to start doing this, lol. - by SWEETPEA1399
  • Seriously? Too funny- can't stop laughing!! Obviously two good ways to avoid Snickers bar. One grab fat, two LYAO. - by LEARN211
  • Just the motivation I need! What a creative and inventive idea! emoticon - by MOMWANTSNOWAIST
  • That was a good one! emoticon - by FIRSTLADYJ1
  • 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. - by GCAHILL58
  • 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!

    emoticon - by SEAJESS
  • an easy trick, like wearing tight clothes - by RKOTTEK
  • HARTICX2
    Great idea! I am going to do this anytime I "think" I need something! Thanks for the great tip! - by HARTICX2
  • That gave me my laugh for the day. I think I'll try it! - by CUEBANANA
  • 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. - by AYNNEP
  • 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. - by AYNNEP
  • NORIVI33
    emoticon - by NORIVI33
  • This is a good one, I AM GOING TO USE IT. - by MANOLY
  • 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.' - by TENNESSEEWALKER
  • 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.' - by TENNESSEEWALKER
  • 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 FAT....it looks sooooo gross...puts you off eating for days :-) - by DINAOREILLY
  • love this idea, I never thought of it before! - by AALLEY2
  • 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 - by COLLEEN8092
  • DEW1960
    emoticon - by DEW1960
  • This is so funny, and such a great idea! - by LAKEGIRL17
  • WILLPOWER2014
    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 - by WILLPOWER2014
  • 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! - by MAMABEAR372
  • MISTYSMOM06
    I never thought of it that way! I'll have to remember that! emoticon - by MISTYSMOM06
  • Yah! I had to laugh... because that will/would work!! Thanks for the Spark! - by REBECKY441
  • RULIEJUTH
    Fabulous way to keep focused and laugh at yourself too. Thanks for the idea its a good one emoticon - by RULIEJUTH
  • LOL - THIS IS A GREAT TIP - by FORME58
  • emoticon emoticon emoticon - by TCLECUR01
  • What a great idea! So doing this! Thanks for the humorous suggestion. - by SIMPLYCORNISH
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    chris - by CTUPTON
  • it works and is quite humbling. - by OUATEONE2
  • LOL!!! Great idea and funny! - by GINGERSUNSHINE
  • haha, this is great - by NUFFY11
  • JEANETTE1939
    I think that is a great idea. by grabbing your fat it reminds you to stay strong. emoticon - by JEANETTE1939
  • 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 towelwe'll see which one. hahaha - by MARTHROID
  • GREAT IDEA!! With me it would be chips... emoticon - by CREATE4CHRIST
  • Brilliant and unforgettable! - by RINA2002
  • Hilarious! emoticon - by KATYBIRD12345
  • I needed a good laugh this morning...That's excellent and I have a bunch of those stored ... - by YENSEN
  • 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! - by COLINMOMMY06
  • I thought this would be discouraging, but it tickled and made me giggle :) - by DREAMERBLUE
  • I'm laffing too....I am always grabbing the belly tire and saying oh how gross!!! Works for me! emoticon - by MSASHUA
  • Right on! What a great idea. I will use this. Thank you! - by LWARD8447
  • This made me laugh but its a good idea! - by CALLMESHOP
  • I absolutely will try this! - by COMMONWINNER
  • I just grabbed my fat. :-D - by MIMIFRITTATA
  • so true, one I will remember - by MERRYMARY42
  • Love it! emoticon - by KASTLEKOVEKBT
  • That is a great idea! Love your sense of humor!
    Karen - by VTMAID
  • TMCKENZIE48
    Great tip I'm going to try this too!!! - by TMCKENZIE48
  • Loved this idea! Will try it-- thanks for posting - by NIFTYATFIFTY8
  • Great Reminder! - by LYSADELL
  • KRYSTALKAT1
    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 - by KRYSTALKAT1
  • Thanks for this tip. I will try it! - by CANDID04
  • I love that! Thank you for sharing a laugh and brightening my day. I am also going to use this and smile. - by DOLLY1259
  • KATHYM316
    I'm doing this the next time I want something I know I can do without...thank you - by KATHYM316
  • 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? - by PEACH826
  • Ha! I needed to laugh...this is why I'm working so hard. Tired of my fat! emoticon - by NISSAS88
  • I think that is the first time I laughed reading a dieting tip. emoticon - by MU33098
  • 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. - by PSHOWS
  • Lol I am going to start doing this!! - by THEGILLS2006
  • isn't that the truth. - by JQTCLE
  • FAITHCAROL
    I love this tip and I know it will help me.... - by FAITHCAROL
  • LEXIANGELTEA
    Funny! I do that when my kids try to offer me something that isn't healthy. Then we all laugh. emoticon - by LEXIANGELTEA
  • I NEED TO POST THIS SUGGESTION EVERYWHERE! Good idea emoticon - by PSALMSOFJOY
  • This really made me chuckle. Haha! emoticon - by DOMMYMARS
  • I do this, too! It has prevented snacking on naughty foods several times. - by GABABS
  • Fantastic funny idea. Gotta work on anything good you think you just gotta have RIGHT NOW. Chocolate, wine, cheese, cake etc. - by FIONUALA4
  • I.Love.This.Idea. - by MICHELLE_391

  • emoticon ...how did you know my main weakness was Snickers???? I will definately remember this tip!!! - by BRENDA_G50
  • What a great idea! Thank you for sharing. - by BELLA0129
  • A_SPARKLING
    :) great morning laugh! So much stored there! Thanks will remember better the surplus! emoticon - by A_SPARKLING
  • 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! - by DIXKELLY
  • 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! - by DIXKELLY
  • FABILOPEZ
    emoticon This really made me laugh. But! I have to say this is a good tip. - by FABILOPEZ
  • Oh MAN I thought I was the only one with a sense of humour warped enough to see the funny in this. - by CHRIS3874
  • perfect advice! I must have about a dozen snickers worth of fat in my belly as of yet! along with kitkats! horrors.. - by KATOFORNOW
  • that is great thing to keep in mind - by JUMPINJULIE
  • That is an awesome idea!!! How real is that. Thank you for sharing! - by MSHELLI
  • I never thought of this! I'm going to be doing this from now on!!!!
    - by WEE122
  • oh dang that is good!!! - by KELLEY1010
  • IPLAYSLEEPY
    Wonderful idea. I'll have to try this. emoticon - by IPLAYSLEEPY
  • TAOZEN
    Great idea. I will start using this method - by TAOZEN
  • NICK3RD
    Great Idea

    Thanks - by NICK3RD
  • LOL! Thanks for sharing :) - by TURNERHEATHER4
  • I too like this.......my thoughts would be a peanut butter cup!! - by BELLACUDDLES
  • SUNSETSEEKER
    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 - by SUNSETSEEKER
  • What a emoticon idea !
    I can do that, and will remember to do that ! - by PRAIRIECROCUS
  • What a great idea, I will be grabbing my fat to remind me of not to over indulge
    Judy - by JUDYAMK
  • CHRISSYALLISON1
    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. - by CHRISSYALLISON1
  • Haaaa! omg, ty! That was so funny! - by DHALYIA
  • EPERRINE
    LMAO thats hilarious, and a good idea aswell xP I'll keep that in mind, cheers. - by EPERRINE
  • RCOV10
    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. - by RCOV10
  • So funny but true! Thanks for the laugh and reminder. Snickers is the magic word :p - by WANNACANHAVEIT
  • Love this! I'm gonna do this from now on! Great idea!

    Keep up the good work! - by FITMAMAOF4TOB
  • 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 - by DRB13_1
  • RA060182
    Ha ha, GREAT ADVICE, funny and easy to remember, thanks.... emoticon - by RA060182
  • Hahaha Love this! - by MELLYBEANS0919
  • 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. - by WILLWORK4WHALES
  • DRAYRAY
    Best secret ever. Thank you for putting this humorous way of looking at it out there. - by DRAYRAY
  • I can't help but chuckle with this 'secret'.. but I'm sure it'll be very effective.. I'll have to try this..;) - by JANDLTL
  • Great imagery! For me that would be a Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Twizzlers, M&Ms, etc. etc. - by HEATH592
  • Me too! emoticon - by NOBIGGY
  • LOVE IT! - by PRUPLEBEAR
  • FUNNY! Grabbing my belly fat grosses me out. Just the motivation I need! - by KIMROID
  • 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)! - by ALL4MYBOYS86
  • This is by far the most funny and most true thing i ever heard! -Ima try to remember to doo thiss!! :) emoticon - by XOXJENNAXOX
  • APPLEBELLS
    Awesome! I love this idea! - by APPLEBELLS
  • Hilarious!! Made me laugh out loud to know that I am not the only one who does this!! - by BRISDI
  • 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!
    emoticon - by PRPLMNKI
  • emoticon 'd this! I literally laughed out loud! - by KANEOHEGIRL
  • emoticon emoticon - by LUBAML
  • KALATHIA
    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! - by KALATHIA
  • Loved this post! Now that I know I've gotta try this! emoticon - by 2VICKY
  • BREE133
    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. - by BREE133
  • BREE133
    Love your sense of humour.
    Looking at a gross fat picture of myself also helps - by BREE133
  • That is too funny! I'm going to do this! - by ROX525
  • 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. - by RAGGARWALAX
  • LOL! Need to remember that :P - by YAMIASAZI
  • YUKISAITO
    Nothing better than a reality check! Great tips! - by YUKISAITO
  • NEED2LOSE45
    THIS IS GREAT! I must do more of this! - by NEED2LOSE45
  • MERCURYLEOPARD
    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! - by MERCURYLEOPARD
  • Will do. - by SALVARAD1
  • Will do!

    emoticon - by SALVARAD1
  • this is awesome!! emoticon - by LOVINTHEM4LIFE
  • This idea cracked me up! I think I'll have to try it!
    - by KSCARPETTA2
  • Brilliant idea!!! Think I have a few already in storage!! emoticon - by CARDSFAN720
  • haha i do that alll the time... doesnt ALWAYS deter me but i try :) - by MRS_FORTYGIG
  • I love this! emoticon - by FABCELI
  • Awesome - this is so hilarious! - by SARAWITHOUTH
  • that's hilarious!! Good idea too! - by CELTICLISA
  • NARESSI
    brilliant lol x - by NARESSI
  • lol...good way to think of it - by JOCHEBED1
  • Love this! - by HONEYYYDIP
  • 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! - by DOOOD_

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