I have been on a very strict low calorie, low fat and high protein diet for the last 2 an 1/2 months along with a strict cardio and weight training routine. I have not strayed but starting to feel the little temptations of a meal that reminds my taste buds the flavor of "being naughty ". The fear is that I have had very good success these last two months and I don't want to lost any hard work but at the same time that same fear makes me wonder if I should reflect on an other issue of being over obsessed with results and not learn proper "normal out of program" moderation etc. Any help would be much appreciated.
I like everyone’s thoughts on this! A couple of other things that occur to me are that a strategic refeed would probably consist of eating foods that are higher in complex carbs or fat than you have been eating. That would be productive. However, that’s not usually what someone craves when they have been low calorie/low carb for an extended period of time. So maybe you want pizza or pasta or something like that. Plan it, eat, don’t gorge yourself. Then 3 hours later, whether you’re hungry or not, eat one of your clean meals. This is similar to brushing your teeth after dinner, it’s like a reset. You had a treat, and now you’re putting closure to it and getting right back on track, without going on a 3 or more day eating frenzy afterwards. Don’t let fear rule this choice. You have control over the food.