Ha…we all have those moments. We think we’ll have a tiny indulgence and it turns into an “eating out of a trough with a shovel” session. I did it yesterday only it wasn’t unintentional. I planned to sit down, watch the Superbowl and eat to my heart’s content…and I did. It was GREAT!
When the game was over I felt like Templeton. Templeton was the rat in Charlotte’s Web who loved to eat.
I never feel guilty about occasional, indulgent eating days. They make the days when you’re more careful about your diet tolerable. Trying to be “good” all the time is a recipe for failure. Now and then, it’s good to just let go and enjoy numbers of calories and types of foods you typically steer clear of. The trick is to plan your indulgent days ahead of time, and don’t plan too many of them. I figure, on average, I’ll do that type of eating once a month. Many times, it’s around a holiday when I’m with family and friends and don’t feel like restraining myself. Sometimes it’s around a sporting event, like the Superbowl.
Life is better when you maintain a balance. Perpetual denial isn’t always the best tactic particularly where diet/nutrition is concerned. Give yourself a break now and then and the “strict” intake days will seem less bothersome.
When those planned, big eating days roll around, grab a fork and enjoy!