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How to Avoid Cheating on Your Diet

I’m on Slimming World at the moment and I don’t know about you but I often struggle not to cheat when I’m on a diet. When the kids are having something different for dinner, or they ask me for a treat, or even when I’m sat watching tv it’s hard not to reach for the chocolate. There are a few things I do though to replace that craving with something else: 

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Pre-prepare healthy snacks

I’m not a huge lover of fruit and veg so you’re unlikely to find me nibbling on a carrot stick or a fruit salad when the hunger pangs strike. I do however love chocolate and although I can have chocolate in moderation, I often find it hard to stop. I’ve found that by having a low calorie hot chocolate or even a slice of this Slimming World friendly chocolate cloud cake, that I can satisfy my craving and move past it.

Play a game

I find that if I think more of online bingo, or something similar and less about cake, my cravings tend to be forgotten about. It’s all about occupying your mind to get past wanting something you shouldn’t have, so whether you’re one of the dreaded candy crush fanatics, you prefer a game on the wii with the kids or even a board game, get playing and forget about that chocolate!

Drink water

Yes I know water is boring and I have a real problem getting as much as I should into me on a daily basis, but if you drink water when you’re hungry and wait 20 minutes, you’ll often find you were actually thirsty and not hungry after all.

Do some exercise

Whether you bundle the kids and the dog into the car and go to the beach, head to the park or take yourself off to the gym, exercise is a sure fire way to forget about your food cravings and boost your weight loss.

Read a book

When you get really absorbed in a book it’s often hard to think of anything else. I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes in under 24 hours after another blogger recommended it the other day and it was such a brilliant book. I literally couldn’t put it down.

Paint your nails

Lets face it, if you have wet nails, you can’t shove cake into your mouth. Simples.

Go to bed

And if all else fails just go to bed. If it’s getting late and you find yourself wanting to eat more when you know you really don’t need those extra calories, just take yourself off to bed. Enjoy an early night, have a Netflix binge in bed, whatever it takes to stay out of the fridge.

So there you have it, my tips to avoid breaking your diet. Do you have any more tips I could use?

2 Comments

  • Mrs TeePot

    February 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Top tips, I cave to chocolate on occasion, mostly when sat in bed watching YouTube or reading blogs. It’s always the evenings when I want a sweet treat. I guess I’ll be painting my nails more regularly now! lol!
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    • Mum Reinvented

      February 11, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Ha ha my nails have never looked so good believe me! Mind you I do reach for that low syn chocolate cake A LOT! I’ve had 4 slices today (although I didn’t actually get around to eating dinner – oops!) but at least I know I can have it if I need chocolate, which is pretty much 24 hours a day!

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