7. Deprivation!

Garfield the Cat once said, โ€œDiet is just DIE with a T at the end.โ€ Obviously, he was concerned that a diet would mean he couldnโ€™t indulge in his favorite dish: lasagna.

What Garfield doesnโ€™t know is that dieting isnโ€™t about deprivation, itโ€™s about moderation (and simple swaps).

Rather than devouring an entire tray of lasagna in one go, he might consider a reasonable portion of vegetarian lasagna, with a side of greens and a whole grain roll.

My Garfield-type temptation is chocolate, so I just indulge in one small square of lush, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate every day, rather than snacking mindlessly on a whole bag of M&Mโ€™s as I sit at my computer, typing away.

Weโ€™ve just uncovered a whole mess of diet traps, and now they donโ€™t seem nearly so devious and sneaky and diet-destroying, do they?

At one time or another, all of these had me trapped, but now that I know theyโ€™re there, Iโ€™m careful to avoid them and stay on track.

Which of these traps has had you stuck?

Or is there another diet pitfall we need to avoid?

Do tell!

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