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Do I have to avoid all treats while trying to lose weight?

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Occasional treats are fine. But if you often think of food as a reward -- when you've had a rough day, or even when you've eaten well -- that’s a red flag.

SOURCES:

Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, policy analyst, Beach Cities Health District, Hermosa Beach, CA; spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Center for Health and Nutrition: "Realistic Expectations for Weight Loss."

Weight Watchers: "How to Make Exercise a Habit."

Canadian Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Dialogue. Give Yourself a Good Talking-To."

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self-Help Resources: "About Automatic Thoughts," "Thought Record Sheet."

Tap Into EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): "EFT Procrastination and Self Sabotage Help."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, policy analyst, Beach Cities Health District, Hermosa Beach, CA; spokeswoman, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Center for Health and Nutrition: "Realistic Expectations for Weight Loss."

Weight Watchers: "How to Make Exercise a Habit."

Canadian Diabetes Association: "Diabetes Dialogue. Give Yourself a Good Talking-To."

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self-Help Resources: "About Automatic Thoughts," "Thought Record Sheet."

Tap Into EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): "EFT Procrastination and Self Sabotage Help."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 24, 2018

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