Mystif's Tip, 25 October 2013

My number one rule is simple: if you want it, eat it, but don't go crazy on the portions and do build everything into your calorie allotment. You can have a brownie or ice cream or pizza or a burger; just make sure to keep track of the calories and portions accordingly. I've found that I enjoy Kroger's Mini Fun Daze cone (130 kcals) just as much as I would enjoy a full-size Drumsticks cone (320 kcals). Likewise, if I'm experiencing a craving for salty fries, a small bag at McDonald's or Burger King will do the trick (and at Burger King I can get the reasonably-proportioned Whopper Jr. if I'm craving a fast-food burger fix). The one other key to this concept is to stop classifying food as "good" and "bad;" "nice" and "naughty." There's no need to feel guilty about a not-so-healthful dessert or snack (or meal, for that matter) from time to time. If you know you're going to want it, make room. On the day you're going to enjoy that flourless torte, choose a smaller portion (or divide a larger portion
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