Whether you love pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween candy or other sweet Fall favorites, it can be hard to have self control. The key here is to live with moderation...
Completely cutting things out leads to an all or nothing mindset. The problem with this sort of thinking is, the second you want something unhealthy, all self control goes out the window…
Here are three ways you can keep yourself from over-indulging using self control and moderation:
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Learning to control your environment is key. There may be social gatherings you attend, or other special events, where it is inevitable there are sweets or some of your favorite Fall recipes. This is a good time to let yourself have a few bites. This being said, you can make the conscious option not to bring these sorts of foods into your home where they’re easily accessible on a daily basis.
If you love Fall recipes, you can find healthy alternatives! This way, you can have them in moderation for dessert or snacks throughout the day. Most recipes always have a way to make them a little healthier. Any of our recipes on the BTES App have already been modified for you!
Learning to have just one bite or just one serving is hard, especially with sweets or your favorite foods! Having a family member, friend, or online community to keep you accountable is a great way to learn to indulge in moderation. Sometimes we aren’t as great as being accountable to ourselves as we are being accountable to others.
For help learning how to eat healthier, healthy yet delicious recipes and a community that will hold you accountable, check out the BTES App.