In order to prevent feeling deprived, I make a point of regularly asking myself what I'm currently craving, and then plan my meals and/or treats around that craving. That way I never go too long without my favourite foods - I just eat them in sensible portions! And I stay on program! Win-win-win!
Sometimes a craving can be a specific food - pizza is a big one for me! - but sometimes it's just a type of cuisine. Or a texture. Take the time to really think about what would satisfy you - and make the plans to indulge without overindulging!
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Plan for treats. It is unrealistic to think that you will never eat any of your favorite foods again. It will often make you crave them even more. Keep moderation and portion control in mind. When you have a birthday party or other celebration to attend, plan you day around it and you can still stay within your goals.
Watching and FEELING my underpants fit me better is the biggest kick! AND motivator. I'm planning a treat of some new ones when I reach my goal...haven't been to Victoria's Secret in a LONG LONG time! 244
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