Weight Loss Tip: Smart Snacking While Dieting

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One of the biggest problems we face when we are on a diet, is the feeling of deprivation. We feel deprived, and we want to eat the "junk" foods that aren't part of our diet. Believe it or not, the best way to stay on your diet at this point, is to give in to your desire to cheat.

The key to cheating on your diet, is to cheat using strict portion control. Have your cake. Have your cookies. Have your candy. Have your chips. You can have what you desire, but only one serving. I know it sounds hard, but if you get in the habit, it will become second nature.

Even though this is a total no-brainer, most of us (including myself) don't actually do it.

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Have you ever sat down to have a few chips and the next thing you know, the bag is 3/4 gone? Or started eating some Thin Mint cookies and ended up eating the whole role? No matter what you're eating, look at the label first. Figure out how much equals 1 serving and how many calories are in 1 serving. Put 1 serving worth on a plate or in a bowl, seal the bag/box, and put it back in the cupboard. Stop after 1 serving. If you do this all the time, you'll train yourself to eat more appropriate portions, and you'll be more aware of how much you're eating when you snack.

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Contributing Editor Catherine Morgan
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