I’ve discovered a secret to losing weight AND having whatever sweet treat you like most. Notice I said like, not love. There’s an important distinction. For me it’s called the “Chocolate Covered Cherry” diet and I have perfected it. My husband once bought me an entire box of chocolate covered cherries, which to me, is my kind of sweet heaven. Instead of putting them high up in the pantry closet or having my husband hide them from me, I discovered another option, a better option. It’s full disclosure.
I put the entire box of chocolate covered cherries (I’m drooling) in our bedroom on my dresser. Right, smack, in the middle. I opened the box and ate one and told myself I could eat one, just one, every night if I wanted to. Part of me, knowing they were so easily accessible didn’t even want to have one every night. But, when I wanted one I had permission to eat it and found, except for one time when I ate two, I did stop at one. They are SO sweet that you don’t want to eat more than one.
There are limits to this dieting technique. You can’t do it with something known to be your weakness or downfall. For me, I could not have a dozen jelly doughnuts on my dresser because they are my ultimate weakness. I wouldn’t stand a chance of having one bite every night or even one doughnut every night. You need to know which food will help satisfy your sweet craving and which food item will start you bingeing .
Choose wisely. Very wisely.
Try it and see how it works for you. Remember the secret is not to set yourself up to fail. DON’T buy anything you feel is absolutely irresistable to you. Purchase something that you really like and whose flavor is so sweet, so intense that having another would be really too much. For me, the chocolate cherries work. However, don’t substitute them for anything with marzipan, jelly or vanilla. There are just some things, I can’t resist. Unfortunately, I know that from experience.
Off I go to the drugstore now, to buy my chocolate covered cherries that I need, for my diet.
Chocolate covered cherries were my Dad’s favo(u)rite! I often gave him a box for birthdays, Christmas, Father’s Day. He won’t have been able to eat one per day! He had good willpower about some things, but NOT when it came to things chocolate!
the next time I have one, I will raise it up in the air as if it was a glass of champagne, and I will toast to him in his memory.