One thing that has really helped me stay on track is allowing myself to keep one or two things that I really like in their full-calorie versions. (I refuse to give up regular mayo!) This keeps me from feeling deprived, so I'm more willing to give up other things.
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we often seek motivation from fast temporary sources neglecting our long term goals, start seeking pleasure by seeing yourself in that pair of jeans that you have always wanted 2 wear, your guilty pleasure of turning heads as you walk by, imagine being able 2 try on anything in that, clothing store, being able to cross your legs easily, knowing the only lumps in your pants are because you have something in your pocket, being able to put your hands on your waist because you have one!
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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