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How to Cheat Without Wrecking Your Diet

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Pancakes vs. French Toast

Best Bet: Pancakes
Enjoy Sunday brunch guilt-free: Three pancakes have 259 calories compared with 447 in three slices of French toast. Top either with a tablespoon of butter and a quarter cup of syrup and you add 310 calories. Try thawed frozen unsweetened fruit instead; it has a syrupy consistency but just 19 calories in a quarter cup.

Fruit Danish vs. Jelly Doughnut

Best Bet: Doughnut
Standing in Dunkin' Donuts trying to decide? Let a 120-calorie difference make up your mind. The danish has 330 calories and 20 grams of fat; the jelly doughnut has 210 and 8 grams.

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sunflowersince1999 wrote:

Yes, but what other salty foods are there that do not contain so many calories? I need to know!!

12/29/2013 03:51:19 AM Report Abuse
jessicathraen wrote:

447 calories in 3 slices of french toast? SOMEBODY needs to check out Hungry Girl...

11/20/2013 12:17:05 PM Report Abuse
dbattle2929 wrote:

I always thought by eating unhealthy treats while on a diet was a horrible thing to do and I found myself feeling guilty for doing it. But as mentioned, by depriving myself I craved the unhealthy treats even more and I eventually diverted from the healthy path. I currently have been awaken by a new found motivation and readiness of my body, mind, and spirit. I'm going to incorporate this in to my goal.

5/9/2013 08:20:14 PM Report Abuse
Dawn005 wrote:

The whole point of the story is that if you constantly deprive yourself, eventually you will give up on healthy eating, whereas occasionally allowing yourself a treat could lead to being able to stick to those healthier choices longer-term. I am finding that it really works. I have lost over 70 lbs so far and still losing, and it's by allowing myself an occasional controlled treat that I still feel motivated. So any of these choices can be good choices in the long run.

4/9/2012 10:46:11 AM Report Abuse
jeanniewhite11 wrote:

Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news but none of these are "good" choices. Of course, depriving yourself all the time will not help you stick to a healthy lifestyle change. I tell my clients that if you want a piece of cake eat a small slice just don't eat the whole cake. If you want dessert out with friends, get one dessert and share it with yours friends.

1/8/2012 07:49:08 AM Report Abuse

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