Ways to Cheat on Your Diet
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After years of careful and first-hand research, I can now share the secret to cheating on your diet. Let me caveat: This is a blog on cheating, not losing weight!
If you have a digital scale, it’s surprisingly simple to get an ideal scale reading. It’s all about positioning yourself! First tap on the scale and get the little 00 to appear. Then:
- Carefully step on the scale with only one foot until the scale locks on a weigh (let’s say 125 pounds). Gently place your other foot on the scale. It will stay at 125 pounds – even with both feet – because it’s already recorded.
- Carefully step on the scale with both feet, but put your hand on the bathroom door jam or against any surface. Lean your weight on your hand.
- Never use a scale because you know how your weight is based on the fit of your clothes. Then blame the drier for shrinking the blouse you now need to hold together with a safety pin.
Recording Your Food
If you use one of those online tracking, this one is a cinch.
Underestimate how much you eat.
- You have a banana for breakfast and instead of recording the gargantuan banana you actually ate, put down “small banana.”
- You have a turkey sandwich for lunch and record the bread and turkey, but omit the smear of mayonnaise and the dab of cranberry sauce.
- You have a baked potato with dinner and conveniently forget that pat of butter and dab of sour cream.
Don’t weigh and measure
- Have your favorite cereal for breakfast (only 110 calories per serving) and instead of measuring, pour the cereal in a bowl and have the equivalent of 2+ servings.
- Drench your salad with low calorie, fat free dressing – knowing that a mere 2 teaspoons is 60 calories.
- Don’t buy a food scale. Instead visually measure your food based on your “many years of dieting.”
Believe the words “light” or “lo cal” or “low fat”
Convince yourself that
- Low fat ice cream is really low fat
- Light cheese means you can have a double portion
- Baked potato chips are not as bad as fried chips
Pretend to exercise
- Tell everyone you’ve joined a gym, then explain how often “life has interrupted” you’re actually going to the gym.
- Tell friends you walk everyday. Omit the fact that the walk takes you by the bakery and your favorite blueberry muffin.
- Go to the gym but never get your heart rate up and never break a sweat.
How do I know all these wonderful diet tricks? The same way you do.
And how’s that working out for you?