By Bob Greene from TheBestLife.com
Here’s a not-so-surprising fact: Deprivation diets don’t work. Ever notice that when you try to avoid a certain food—cookies, candy, wine—you just end up wanting it even more? And worse, you often wind up having more of it than you would have if you’d simply allowed yourself to have a small amount in the first place.
On the Best Life plan, we build treats right into your daily eating plan. After all, what would life be like if you couldn’t enjoy the foods you love? The trick to making it work is to enjoy these foods in moderation. (Check out how Best Life lead nutritionist Janis Jibrin plans for treats.) We offer a set amount of calories, called Anything Goes calories, per day that can be used toward your favorite foods.
If you want to use them on indulgent foods, that’s fine. If you’d rather put them toward treat foods that also offer some health or nutritional benefits, all the better. Need some ideas for nutritious nibbles? Try any of the healthier bites in the slideshow.