How we look at those eating occasions that pop into our lives such as eating away from home or special occasions determines our success. Why not look at them as an "Eating Opportunity" to practice wise choices rather than making them an "Eating Excuse" to overindulge.
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Watch your calories but still try and consume tasty food you're actually excited for. Limiting yourself too strictly will lead to unhapiness with your diet and/or binge eating.
When we start trying to eat healthy its like salad vs pizza, margaritas vs. water w/ lemon. Be realistic and prepare foods you actually like. For example if you know you're not going to eat plain oatmeal buy the sugary version and work out more later, ease off heavy dressings slowly, etc.
Whenever I find myself making excuses for why I can't eat healthy today or why I can't go to the gym, I stop and think them through instead of just agreeing with them. It's like having a debate. I ask myself if the excuse is true and if it's worth the setback. As long as I force myself to face the excuse, I find myself eating well and heading to the gym. The excuse is not worth it.
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