When you know you are going out for a meal (special occasions) use the calorie tracker to 'Plan Your Indulgence'. Enter what you plan to eat first. Then fill in the rest of the day/meals with foods that will help you meet your protein, fat & carb goals. You CAN indulge & still eat in the limits.
This way you can enjoy your indulgence without feeling guilty or like you have saboutaged yourself.
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I ate a doughnut yesterday because they were sitting around the office. It was an indulgence I allowed myself, but today I've eaten healthy all day and am now loging-in feeling full from a wonderfully healthy dinner and full of motivation despite the little indulgence.
For me, I try to put off my small indulgences to have with breakfast. If I am craving something sweet, I make myself wait until the following morning to indulge: "Ok... I will have one oreo cookie with my greek yogourt and raspberries." I find that this stops me from going crazy for the day, because I have a specific plan to indulge--and then most of the time when breakfast the next morning rolls around I no longer feel like indulging.
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