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Quickie #3!

It's that time again, time for a Quickie! Still short and still sooooooo worth it!

I had someone recently ask me how to deal with CRAVINGS! Aren't they the worst? It's tough to stick to a plan when those cravings hit. The tip I gave in the first quickie can help but here's another tip that I find incredibly useful.

Don't completely deny the craving. Instead, make a plan. Decide when you CAN have that food and how much you can have. It can be as simple as "if I still really want it tomorrow I can have one piece." Or will it be one small square of a candy bar with dinner every night or will that be the whole candy bar Friday night after you have eaten well all week? Do what works for you! Some of us can do well with just a small piece more frequently. Others would rather save up and indulge all at once.

But the most effective way can be to use those cravings to your advantage. Set a goal! Whether it's to work out 3 days a week or to track your food every day or to eat your vegetables. Once you hit that goal, you get to treat yourself with one of the foods you are craving. Goals about your behavior are best but it could be progress based (hit a certain weight or a certain size clothing.)

This way when you are craving something you already have decided not to have it- yet. You aren't telling yourself no, just to wait. This can be a useful way to include your favorite treats so you don't feel deprived. I did this with donuts when I had a goal I REALLY wanted to reach but I knew was hard for me. 

That's it for today! Was it worth it?? If you liked this post don't forget to share it!

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