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importaant questionnn......
enimsaj12 posted:
is it okay to eat sweets as long as you burn them off¿¿¿¿
3point14 responded:
You can eat anything IN MODERATION.

I'm a huge fan of deep fried cheesecake. I love it. When I go to the beach, I get it. I don't get a ton of it, I don't do it more than probably twice a year. But it's a food that I love and I'm not going to forsake it forever just to be skinnier.

I think part of a healthy diet does mean sometimes splurging on small quantities of things you love. And obviously burning a few extra calories is a good thing, but I also don't believe that you should use exercise as a punishment for indulging.

So in my opinion, as long as you're eating a few sweets maybe once a week, they can definitely be part of a healthy eating plan.
Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
Yes, if you can eat them in moderation. However, it takes an awful lot of exercise to burn off even one candy bar or scoop of ice cream.
enimsaj12 replied to Louise_WebMD_Staff's response:
the reason i ask this is because im getting addicted to quaker oatmeal cookies... 3 cookies for 132 calories,,, whole grain, packed with fiber and apple, w/ cinnamon..

but you guys are right... once in a while
Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to enimsaj12's response:
Can you work them into your plan? Can you keep them in your home without eating the whole box? If so, then it seems like a relatively harmless treat. If not or if they lead to binges (I know I do this sweet, need something salty, need something sweet thing for example so a cookie would lead to a few chips...which leads to another little sweet thing and so on.)
Tootgirl replied to Louise_WebMD_Staff's response:
Wow!!!! It's so crazy but that is EXACTYLY where I am right now with the, sweet/salt thing! What in the world do you do when that feeling hits? It happens to me every single night! I think that the fact that I take Seroquel (100 mg) a night, has something to do with it. What do you think Louise?
BelaFaccia replied to Tootgirl's response:
My weakness is in carbs and meat. Put a steak and a twice bake sweet potato and fresh bread in front of over!

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