|Do you really need a chocolate chip cookie|
to feel cozy?
The cool thing about Medifast is you can still have that cookie if you want to, albeit in the form of a chocolate chip soft bake. But if it's not time for a meal or snack, you can find other ways to feel comforted -- whether it's bedding, candles or that stack of magazines you've been meaning to catch up on.
From a Freudian perspective, you can sublimate the desire for the chocolate chip cookie with a less caloric food or other non-food stimulus that does not pose a threat to your optimal health or pants zippability.
Before automatically extending your hand, acknowledge the reason you want any food that does not contribute to physical nourishment. In a hypothetical scenario, let's say Bob from accounting is retiring and there's a big old chocolate sheet cake in the conference room sucking you in like a neodymium magnet..
You may be anticipating the pleasure of the sweet chocolatey flavor or creamy frosting texture on your tongue. But you may also be trying to recapture the feeling of being your happy 6-year-old birthday girl self surrounded by all of your friends.
Before walking into the room, ask yourself, "Self, do I really want a slice of that cake -- and, if so, why?"
Once you get real -- and deal -- with your myriad motivations, you can say bon voyage to Bob without it costing you 235 calories and 34.9g of refined carbohydrates? Just be sure to make your decision before walking into the room or risk robotically robbing yourself of reaching or maintaining your ideal weight.
You can purchase Medifast replacement meals directly from Medifast Centers, the Medifast website or -- for less cost -- through the co-branded website of a Medifast TSFL health coach. Medifast does not recommend purchasing its products from third party vendors, but if you choose to do so, you can find them on both Amazon and eBay.
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