7 Small But Powerful Diet Habits That Add Up to Major Weight-Loss Success (Page 8)

7. Enjoy a Small Treat

Don’t banish all your favorite foods. Doing so may lead to failure. A drastically limited diet is not sustainable, and feeling deprived may eventually cause you to overeat. Savoring a small treat daily really won’t sabotage your weight-loss efforts, according to research. Keep the treats small—aim for about 150 calories or less. Try savoring two squares of dark chocolate, a ½ cup of ice cream or one 5-oz. glass of wine. This is one habit most of us can stick with for the long haul.

Pictured Recipe: Cashew & 3-Seed Chocolate Bark

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