Lisa Valente, M.S., R.D.
April 10, 2014
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Slimming down for summer isn't about depriving yourself-it's about making small changes that you can stick with. If you're craving something sweet-or salty-but think you can't have it if you are trying to lose weight, think again! Having a small treat every day may help you stick to your diet. Research in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that a small daily treat didn't sabotage weight-loss efforts. Some under-150-calorie snacks to try: a 16-oz. skim latte, two squares of dark chocolate, ½ cup (nonpremium) ice cream or 4 cups of air-popped popcorn.

Do This Today: Savor a small treat daily; it won't break your diet and can help keep you on track.