Firstly, you're not dumb. It is our natural disposition to crave fats and sugars. This is derived from a time when our ancestors experienced feast and famine. We have the drive to consume as much calories (energy) as possible when food is bountiful to store it for times of famine. And what nutrients provide the most energy density? Fats and sugars.
I've had a few crazy binges since Easter that would make eating a whole chocolate orange look like eating a chocolate chip cookie and just as I was switching to maintenance. But I just keep starting the next day new and trying to develop strategies to fight against nature. Every 3rd day since a few weeks before Easter (like clockwork, I'd have a binge on sweets and often peanut butter). Well, today is day 4 and although I've been enjoying an after dinner treat, I've stuck to the plan of how much I'd have and stopped there.
It doesn't matter what part of the journey you're at in healthy living. Temptations still rear their head and none of us are immune. You just have to teach yourself not feel guilty about it because that often leads to another defilement. Just remind yourself it happens to all of us, it's one day and won't effect your long term goals and move on.
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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