Your willpower is limited, so avoiding unhealthy temptation is key, according to a new study. Research shows that the simpler a diet plan is, the more likely you are to stick with it and maintain weight loss. And when you eliminate temptations, you get rid of the convenience that often leads to diet self-sabotage like snacking in front of the fridge.
Set a rule, such as not bringing unhealthy snacks into the house. Depriving yourself could lead to excessive splurging, so remind yourself that it’s okay to indulge in dark chocolate or enjoy cake at a party as long as it’s not a frequent occurrence. Set a specific number to limit treats for yourself, though, like once per week.