The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not taken to excess.
If this issue is planned: 1) no guilt, 2) development of nutrition management in the real world.
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After more then 40 years or yo-yo dieting, SparkPeople has hit the target for me. However, there is one other thing that has made a difference and that is not to chastise myself or feel bad when I have a bad day. Whether it is not getting all of my exercises completed or even started or if it is giving in to temptation and consuming that candy bar or handful of potato chips, it is not the end of the world and your efforts to live a healthier, fitter life has not failed.
We are all to quick to condemn ourselves for a digression when we should be saying "Ok, so you slipped but what have your gained (or lost as in weight) for the days and weeks and months of sticking to your journey. So the next time you have a bad moment just smile and start your streak anew.
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