I'm actually experimenting with this right now. I've found that eventually I'm ravenous even though I had no cravings while I was having my first margarita/Corona/zinfandel whatever. I end up eating things that are bad for me later on just because I'm uninhibited and hungry. It's worked for me once, to eat my balanced meals while I drink, even though I may not be hungry. I kept track of the calories I was getting from the alcohol and took away a few things from my meals to compensate. It was my experiment in indulging restrictively hehehe if that makes any sense. Kind of letting loose, (cause lord knows we all need to sometimes), without going totally out of control. It worked for me. Stayed within my caloric limits, had some fun and relaxation, and (this is a big one) wasn't beating myself up about it the next day. Again, for me, keeping track is the key. Write it down. You can see and avoid problems, or see and learn from problems. It's all right there in black and white.
Again, this was my first attempt at letting loose while keeping track. It may not even be the best thing to do for me, but it sure felt right. Hope you did alright today, and remember, even if you didn't, it's just one day, full of lessons to be learned.
hehehe...hope I was at least a little close to the mark with this answer
One more thing, kudos on posting about this. I have yet to post for help with my situations/problems/cravings. I usually just journal about them, but I'm hoping to take the next step and ask advise/info/support soon.
Edited by: GUPPYBUBBLES at: 4/10/2009 (22:15)