I know I’m wishy washy on my weight loss plan. I guess I’m just trying to find what will work for me at this point in my life.
I know cutting out the sugary and processed foods works. I’ve proved that twice. The problem is it’s so easy to fall back into bad habits after allowing just a little bit of any restricted foods. When I did it, I also felt like I couldn’t divert from my path at all. So when my boss got pizza for the department, I felt like I couldn’t partake in it. I need to find a way to eat healthier most of the time, but allow myself indulgences occasionally so that I can go with the flow a bit.
One time before, I tried allowing myself two dark Dove chocolates in the evening. It didn’t work. Before I knew it, I had eaten the entire bag.
But, perhaps it’s something I can try again. I could follow my sugar-free plan, and allow myself two chocolates at the end of each day I stick with the plan. It would be a nice treat and reward for a day well done.
Or will I end up eating the entire bag within a day or two again?
Or will I say “screw it” and eat pizza, then still have my chocolates anyway since I had already messed up that day? In which case I know it would be more than two.
I don’t know. What I do know is when I stay away from sugar and processed foods, I feel a lot better. And the weight practically melts off, which is definitely a bonus!
Anyone have any thoughts on this? Do you think restricting certain foods only sets one up to fail? Or could the small daily treat be enough indulging and help me get through?
I know different things work for everyone. I’m just curious about reactions to my thoughts…your input will help me to think of various pros and cons. No matter what, I need to keep working to figure this out.