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Not now thanks, maybe later!

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It’s that time of year when I think about shifting that sneaky winter layer that’s crept up on me.  I was planning a four week diet but Roy Baumeister’s Willpower book suggests I’m in for a real struggle if I put any items on the banned list.

Rather than deny myself certain foods or drinks, Baumeister & Tierney suggest that its better for my health to say “Not now thanks, maybe later”.

The benefit of this strategy is that it avoids the “what the heck” blow-out if I do have a weak moment and succumb to something I said I wasn’t going to have.

So for the next month I am going to allow myself wine, chocolate and carbs, but not now – maybe later thanks!