Re: Not a good diet day.
The way I like to diet (did I just say the "D" word) is to give myself "FREE DAYS" Once I meet a small goal (usually attainable in 2-3 weeks) I choose a day to become my "FREE DAY" That is the day I eat what I want, when I want, and how much I want. I usually start off first thing in the morning and stop the "FREE DAY" at or around 7-8pm (depending when I am going to bed that night). It makes my life so much better. I never feel deprived, it's something to look forward to. When I want something sweet or craving french fries, I wait until my free day comes around.
I know you are thinking – wow, I am doing so good only to ruin it with one day of splurging…. Let me tell you what really happens. While you were reaching your mini goal, you had enough time to get into a diet frame of mind. You have accomplished something great – losing weight. You will overall make better choices on your free day then if you never reached a goal. Plus your appetite has changed and you will not eat as much. Overall, you are splurging but does it really affect your weight loss goals – not really. Will you get a boost of energy after a free day – YES! The main things to remember – start on your strict diet the next day – don’t decide to spurge for a week – because the more days you eat anything – the harder it will get to restart.
Hope this helps. CC