Resistance is futile. “Restrictive food behaviors deprive you and lead to binge eating,” says Milton Stokes, M.P.H., R.D., a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association, adding that you should give your taste buds exactly what they want instead. “Pick a flavor you really like and you’ll feel satisfied.” At the same time, downsize the dish you use. When Cornell University researchers gave 85 nutritionists unlimited access to ice cream, the food gurus with large bowls ate 31 percent more than those assigned small bowls. If you find that you’re still not satisfied, buy a low-fat or low-sugar version of your favorite flavor; in most cases, you’ll be able to consume more without extra calories.
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