CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Will treats ultimately sabotage your diet?

I feel a bit guilty because I had a very small piece of decadent chocolate cake. I haven't had anything remotely bad for you in at least 2 weeks and even then I shared a tiramisu cake from olive garden with my husband.

I don't know about treats and how often you should eat them....but I know that I can't deprive myself of them for too long or I'll go nuts!

What should I do?


Tue. Oct 9, 7:33am

Add comment  
Stop depriving yourself and start living like a thin person.

I think DIETS sabotage your diet.

Look, if you want to lose weight and stay thin afterward, you can't "go on a diet." You have to change the way you live -- which means that you have to live in a way that you can stand. A small piece of cake every two weeks is just about right -- a little bit of pleasure, but not too many calories in the two-week budget.

The fact is that thin people eat foods that are "bad" for them. They just don't eat a LOT of those things -- small servings, and not every single day. One bite of good chocolate instead of the whole bar, that kind of thing.



Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 7:39 AM

Add comment
Here here 7:39!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 7:42 AM

Add comment
Someone in one of my groups here has "it's not a diet, it's my life" written in her profile. That's what this conversation is all about. I am all about finding sustainable habits that promote healthy living. This includes eating dessert.

So this is what I do. First of all I DO IT....I make sure I get it in about the same frequency as the OP. SO these are my parameters: it is OUT, SHARED with loved ones, EXQUISITE (really fabulous), eaten SLOWLY, tiny bites, and COMPLETELY APPRECIATED.

It's all about good living. So OP, I hope you had a wonderful dinner out with your darling hubby and hope you completely enjoyed that chocolate cake. Sounds like one of those sweet memories, and good living is built on memories like that!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 10:26 AM

Add comment
Drinking one martini won't neccesarily give you a drinking problem, so snacking won't neccesarily ruin your diet.

HOWEVER, if you're on a diet, you've probably already got a snacking problem. And one snack leads to another, and another and eventually to a blown diet.

And if you are asking the question, you already know the answer, you're just looking for someone to make you feel better about making the wrong choice...

That said, no one is perfect. Sometimes you need to make a minor slip so you don't make a major slip in the future. Just keep watching that your minor slips don't become habits.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 10:40 AM

Add comment
so snacking won't neccesarily ruin your diet. ...HOWEVER, if you're on a diet, you've probably already got a snacking problem. And one snack leads to another, and another and eventually to a blown diet.

I think the OP's question was about dessert, not about snacking.

Personally, snacking MADE my plan work. I eat 5 or 6 times a day, lost my weight, am maintaining for a year now... ...and it's not a diet. This is a better way to live than I was living before!


Tuesday, October 09, 2007, 11:38 AM

Add comment
I personally don't think there is a problem with a desert once in a while. As long as you know it won't trigger more. Sometimes we have to be careful not to eat those trigger foods or it can easily get out of control.

For myself, I am very stringent in my eating plan and once a month I eat what I want. A whole day free to have what I have been wanting for the past month.
Initially I ate like crazy, there were so many foods I missed. Now that is not so much the case. I find there are one or two things that sound good and I find I get sick when I eat off of my plan. I think it is the fat in the food.
It has been 6 months and I have lost 103 pounds.

I used to be one who could never take a day off and get back on the next day but what I want for myself has changed.
That said, some days are really tough.
I think you need to decide for yourself what is right for you. We all have a way that works best for us.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 1:51 AM

Add comment
103 pounds!! Wow, congratulations! THAT is inspiring.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 10:21 AM

Add comment
I have been maintaining my goal weight for a year now and I eat what I want, when I want it - IN SMALL PORTIONS!
I enjoy food and love to eat but I just control myself. If I go out for lunch I exercise when I get home and eat a very light dinner. If it's Saturday and I know I'm going out that night I stay active all day and eat less to allow for a splurge that night. It works for me because I could never wait an entire month for a meal I want or 2 weeks for a small treat. So I have the treats when I want them but don't over do it. Hope this helps, good luck!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:28 PM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!