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Just Dessert

February 17, 2009

I had a lapse in judgment today. I was at lunch with some friends and, when they all ordered dessert, I caved and got a brownie sundae. Every single bite tasted so good—but once I realized that I’d inhaled over 800 calories in a few short minutes, I felt horrible. I was tempted to skip dinner to make up for the splurge, but after a desperate call to my nutritionist, Ashley Koff, R.D., she explained that wasn’t a good idea: Fasting would make me so hungry later in the evening that I’d have a hard time resisting further temptation. “When you slip up, the best thing you can do is ignore it and refocus on eating healthy food,” she said. While having a single gooey chocolate treat won’t derail my progress, starving myself will.

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