A lot of diets restrict carbs, and those who love bread really feel it. Bread may have been eaten before without much thought, but after enough of an absence, many experience a fierce longing for it.
But a bit of bread can be enjoyed as a dessert treat.
Just think of it as you would think of whip cream or the cherry on a ice-cream Sunday. You wouldn't eat a tub of Cool-Whip, or jar of cherries (hopefully). Likewise, a bit of bread, eaten in moderation as a treat, tops off well that meal you just enjoyed.
A man goes to the Doctor, worried about his wife’s temper.
The Doctor asks: “What’s the problem?”
The man says: “Doctor, I don’t know what to do. Every day my wife seems to lose her temper for no reason. It scares me.”
The Doctor says: “I have a cure for that. When it seems that your wife is getting angry, just take a glass of water and start swishing it in your mouth. Just swish and swish but don’t swallow it until she either leaves the room or calms down.”
Two weeks later the man comes back to the doctor looking fresh and reborn.
The man says: “Doctor that was a brilliant idea! Every time my wife started losing it, I swished with water. I swished and swished, and she calmed right down! How does a glass of water do that?”
The Doctor says: “The water itself does nothing. It’s keeping your mouth shut that does the trick.”
Guilt works best when activated before the point of no return on the diet violation that is being contemplated. After the forbidden food has found its way to the fat cells, trotting out the guilt seldom slims the tummy.