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Count The Calories You Didn'T Eat

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Whenever I turn down a high calorie food instead of feeling deprived, I note it in my food diary and the calorie content of that food. On days where I very nearly don't go to the gym I note that down also. At the end of the week, I tot up how many extra calories I would have consumed/ not burned and take it away from my loss. Seeing the weight I would still be had I given into these impulses keeps me on the straight and narrow. Instead of feeling deprived, I feel empowered! :)

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When I feel deprived, I feel blue. When I feel blue I eat. This tip helps me to feel in control of my weight loss. Instead of thinking I am missing out, I feel proud of myself for resisting temptation, for not giving in. It tastes better than any cake.
- Submitted by LAURAOCONNE1 4/19/2013 in Motivation | 6 Comments
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BSCHWARTZ 5/15/2013 11:47:00 AM

    Brilliant! Great idea, gives me another positive focus!
ABIMOLINE 4/24/2013 10:06:00 AM

    Great idea!! Loved it emoticon
POEMFUL78 4/23/2013 10:44:00 AM

    love this idea!! gonna steal it
DEBBLO 4/20/2013 11:54:00 AM

    Sounds like a good idea! I might try it too.
DDESERTDDAWN 4/20/2013 11:33:00 AM

    great idea to give credit where credit is due! It takes lots lots to turn down LOTS
LAURAOCONNE1 4/19/2013 3:59:00 PM

    On a day where I haven't been very good, for example the days I do give in and not go to the gym or eat something I shouldn't have, I note these in the "naughty" section of my diary. That week when I tot up I can see what my weight would have been had I not given into temptation. I find this a great motivator.

For me, this tip makes me accountable for my actions. I am highlighting to myself that I am human, I will stumble. The trick is to have more good days than bad.

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