It can be really hard to diet when you go into it planning to NEVER eat badly again. Decide on specific "cheat days" to have when you reach weight loss goals (i.e. one every ten or twenty pounds you lose, whatever works for you). It can keep you on track when you start craving, and the weight from a single bad day comes off fast when you get back on track.
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I always keep a granola bar and a bottle of water in the center console of my car. It serves two purposes. Purpose one: if I'm running errands and I get hungry or thirsty I won't have to stop and get something unhealthy. Purpose two: if I get stranded in a Michigan snow storm, I know I won't starve to death right away. Totally a win-win.211
Everybody here has probably tried having a cheat day, a day where you're free to indulge (hopefully still in moderation). Of course there have been concerns about how healthy- and if cheat days are even healthy- they are. I don't agree with cheat days, I personally cannot handle doing them. But I reccomend that if you can handle having a cheat day, that you do it during the week!
Having a cheat day on the weekend is super hard because if you don't work on the weekend, you have more free time to go places. And you may find your healthy eating going down the drain all day. It is easier, I think, to have a controlled 'cheat day' somewhere in the middle of the week.
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