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Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 5: Treat Yourself (Occasionally)

By Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., April 17, 2014 - 10:45am

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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.

Dinner Tonight: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

TAGS: Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D., Diet Blog, Diet, Diet Challenge, Nutrition, Slim Down for Summer Challenge

Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D.
Lisa D’Agrosa is EatingWell’s digital nutrition & news editor. She is a Registered Dietitian and completed her master’s degree in Nutrition Communication at Tufts University. She loves tasting all the recipes from the Test Kitchen and geeking out over nutrition science. @LisaDAgrosa

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