Sometimes Not Tracking Everything Is A Good Thing...
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OK... I'll admit it.... the week before my period I NEED (not want.. NEED) chocolate. I don't over do it, but for 5-7 days, I have to have it.
The problem is that once I go over my max 1300 calories a day, I tend to go waaay over.
Instead of tracking my indulgences this week, I make myself a deal... As long as my food calories stay under 1300, I allow myself up to 1000 calories each cycle that I don't track. My calories are low enough overall that the indulgence is okay.
This means I could have a bar of dark chocolate each day (150 calories for my fav) OR two brownies over the week. My average calories per day stays the same, and I stay on track!
Plus, I think the unexpected calorie burst is good for my metabolism :)
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