If there is something I REALLY want to eat I give myself permission to eat it. I may limit my portion size, or adjust my eating for the rest of the day, but by using this strategy I have headed off the cravings, feelings of deprivation, and need to be perfect that would have made me give up before.
I realize not everyone has the flexibility in their plan to do this. I am on Weight Watcher's and it works for me because I am a rebel...lol...and it gives me the flexibility to make my own choices in such a way that I do not feel the urge to "get done" with it, I feel I can do this for a lifetime.
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