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In my last blog, I talked about how I made it through a high calorie holiday meal without going off my diet. The secret was willpower.
Where do you find the inner strength to resist eating a 12-course meal topped off with two or three desserts?
The answer is fairly simple: Your desire to lose needs to be more important than a plate of scallops or fettuccini alfredo. Sadly, it’s amazing how a goal to fit in a smaller size outfit can go out the window when faced with a plate of sugar cookies.
There’s no magic wand that will make your love of food become secondary to your desire to lose weight. Sure, during the week you can do the broiled chicken breast diet, but there are always occasions that place high calorie foods directly in front of you.
What to do? Surprisingly, my answer is Eat It! Yes, if a food you absolutely adore is put in front of you, enjoy! HOWEVER, totally enjoy only that one food - that one dish - and refuse the rest. Alas, as we know too well, once the appetite has been whetted, it’s hard to stop.