de­priv­ing your­self: eat what you love.

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back­fires on you. In­stead, she says, fo­cus on hav­ing a small amount some­times just a bite of what you re­ally love sev­eral days a week, or even ev­ery day. If you have a lit­tle bit of your favourite food ev­ery day, it takes away your anx­i­ety and the feel­ing of eat­ing some­thing for­bid­den.

The ex­cep­tion: If you know that one bite will lead to ver­boten foods out of the house al­to­gether. Avoid the panic of miss­ing out on foods you only get to en­joy once a year by putting a few good­ies in a Zi­ploc bag and freez­ing them. Know­ing that you can have a bite of Christ­mas fudge in Fe­bru­ary may take the edge off and keep you from over-in­dulging now.

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