Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Heart Box

Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Heart Box

As Valentine’s Day approaches and the shelves are filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and cupcakes iced in pink and red, it’s hard to resist buying these goodies. If you are trying to improve your well-being or stay on track with your health and/or weight loss goals, here are a few ways to avoid temptation:

1) Don’t watch the commercials or linger over the ads. They will tempt you and trigger your cravings.

2) Some people can eat just one, but if you’re like most of us, eating one often leads to eating another. Instead, don’t bring Valentine’s Day “treats” into your home, car or office. If it’s not there, you can’t eat it.

3) Be upfront with your family, friends and sweetheart – if you don’t want candy or sweets for Valentine’s Day, tell them! If they really want to give you a gift, ask them to think of something non-food related. When someone supports your goals, that is a sign of true love.

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