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How do I exercise self restraint?
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Don't try too much
Some researchers believe that willpower is like a muscle -- if you use it too much it will get tired out.
So focus on using it when it's most important. Don't try to deprive yourself of everything you find enjoyable -- just enjoy smaller portions, also, try not to exercise self-restraint when you're tired or hungry. It will just be harder. Get enough sleep and eat healthy food throughout the day.

In brief: Don't try too much
Some researchers believe that willpower is like a muscle -- if you use it too much it will get tired out.
So focus on using it when it's most important. Don't try to deprive yourself of everything you find enjoyable -- just enjoy smaller portions, also, try not to exercise self-restraint when you're tired or hungry. It will just be harder. Get enough sleep and eat healthy food throughout the day.
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