If you’re like most people, it’s a struggle to avoid gaining weight without having to deny yourself when it comes to reaching for quick fix snack when you’re in a hurry or need a quick burst of energy. Here’s how I feed my snack urges and never waiver from my fitness plan.
If you love to eat too, but want to avoid unnecessary weight gain, let me tell you a story… Once upon a time, there was a fat girl who hated mirrors. She hated the mirrors in her house; she hated the mirrors at her office. She hated the endless stream of mirrors and reflective shop windows that seemed to mock her everywhere she went. Whenever this girl saw her reflection, she was reminded of how unhappy she was. She was reminded of how bad she looked in her clothes. And she was reminded how much she wished she could change her life by changing the way she looked. I was that fat girl. And one day I decided to make my wish come true. I’m not going to take you through all the details of how I made the journey from being the fat girl in the mirror to becoming the fit and healthy woman I am today. Instead, I am going to focus on one HUGE mistake I made, so you don’t have to make it too.
For a long time (far too long), I was a "food martyr." I made the very common mistake of thinking that losing weight (and keeping it off) meant I could never again eat the things I liked. No sweet treats. No snack foods. Nothing that was fun to eat. I missed my old friends Coconut Fudge Bars, Almond Cookies and Caramel Dream Bars. But most of all I missed my…
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