It's a good idea to leave some room for treats so you don't feel deprived. Maybe 10-20% of your calories can come from foods you consider "treats," but if the cupcake takes up more than that, it's no big deal. Just make sure you are eating healthily overall. Stressing out over a cupcake probably isn't too good for you. :p
But neither is stressing out over stressing out over a cupcake... XD
Don't feel guilty, there's nothing wrong with a cupcake once in a while as long as it's not a major part of your food (all things in moderation). If I had to cut out things like cupcakes completely I think I would say forget the whole thing! I don't eat them very often but once in a while I feel like a cupcake, or a cookie, or whatever. I just try to eat healthy besides that and keep within my fat/calorie/etc ranges.
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So you ate a cupcake. Accept it, forgive yourself, and get back on track.
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I say stop dieting! Dieting is a short term fix for a long term problem.
It's time for you to break out of the diet mentality that punishes you for eating a cupcake and embrace a healthy lifestyle that teaches you healthy habits for life:
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1 cupcake is totally fine. The healthiest choice? No. A deal breaker? Heck no! Sweets are okay in my book in moderation. Sometimes it's actually nice to plan 1 treat that fits in your calorie plan each day. You won't feel deprived when you know that every day you could have a serving of chocolate ice-cream or a cookie and still lose weight!
everyone has given GREAT advice. I also subscribe to the thinking that no foods are "off limits". I do make sure that i keep as much junk out of my house and work place as possible. if i really MUST have something, then i have to either walk or drive to get it. if i don't want to walk or drive, then i don't really want it.
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sounds like a Weird Al song parody
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Enjoy it - at least it was only one. ;-) I don't think I could have been that good.
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YUM! Today I had gelato. It was pretty big. Ya know what I did? I picked the flavour I really wanted and then I ate it. It was amazing. Once in a while, as long as it is only once in a while, won't hurt you. In fact I think it stops you from binging because you're not restricting anything.
Its definitely not the end of the world. I have not cut out goodies entirely! Why? I know that if I cut them out in totality, I will fixate on them. Once a week, I allow myself a splurge; it is far less dangerous to allow for the splurge, than to have a major meltdown due to fixating. In my household I am the only person who is focussed on nutrition, and I have a major issue when it comes to sweets (left to my own auspices, no sugar will left untouched!). I have asked that all of my "trigger" foods be kept where I cannot access them. Most people will respect the fact that you are trying to engage in a healthy lifestyle, and should be/are willing to accommodate this.
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Thanks everyone , I feel better now that I know its not the end of the world
Best advice - enjoy it. Cupcakes and sweets can be part of a healthy lifestyle as long as they are consumed in moderation. I do better with sugar kept few and far between because I know that once I start adding sugar, I tend to crave sugar more and when I don't eat it, I don't want it.
I went through the same feelings of guilt when I first started changing my habits and they are hard to get past mentally. Realizing that it's the complete lifestyle and not just the "can't have this or that" diet mentality will help.
Great job on your loss so far - and keep it up!
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move on and let the past say where it is
that or go for a walk or run and burn the calories off of the item if you are over you cal limit for the day if within, then no harm no fowl
Track it and move on. I hope it was good! And remember that in the future there will be many cupcakes and you have the choice to eat them or not, and either choice is valid and should not involve guilt.
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Umm, I ate about 12 cookies today! Don't sweat it, it's not the end of the world. What works for me in terms of tempting food: putting those foods away in a place where you can't reach them (for me - top shelf in the cabinet sitting in casserole dishes). Out of sight, out of mind. If that's inconvenient for everyone else in your house, you might want to try (if you have the cabinet/pantry space) putting ALL of the junk in one cabinet and moving your food to another so that you don't even have to look at the junk food when you're going for your healthy food.
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I ate a cupcake. And now I feel guilty What should I do when I'm the only person dieting in my household ? Advice ??
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