When you want to eat that treat and you know if you do you will regret it later: Log it in your food tracker, look through the calories and nutrition of your treat. Imagine how your treat tastes and feels in your mouth. Don't remove it from your log. Keep it there and go do something else. When you track your next meal or snack you will see it there and remember you never ate it. Either delete your treat or eat it then. Chances are the craving is gone and you can delete those empty calories!
I did this today. It was on accident. I logged a treat I was debating on eating. I got up from my computer to do the dishes before I made lunch and ended up eating a healthy lunch while forgetting about the treat until I logged my lunch and saw it there.
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When you find yourself craving that one thing and you can't find a substitution that fills it.... indulge! I'm not saying do it every day but every once in a while if you can make it fit in your calories then do it. Better a small controlled amount now then risking a binge later
If your craving something regularly try to find out what's in it that you are actually craving Maybe your body is telling you something
I'm not a huge fan of spaghetti, but my family loves it. It just so happens that the sauce (and pizza sauce) are the ONLY way I get any tomatoes into my diet, therefore, I do try to make it every other week. It's imperative to use whole grain noodles (if you cannot hack it for whatever reason, go half and half). Using fresh sauce without sugar and whole wheat makes spaghetti a very healthy AND filling meal choice.
Whole grain spaghetti noodles do not cost much more than traditional spaghetti noodles-which is generally not the case in eating healthy-go for it!
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