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.
To me the most important question is how do you want to eat for the rest of your life? I’m not really sure what a “cheat meal” is. Is it something you’d really like to eat but think you can’t. Why not?
I suspect that you are well aware of the most current research on what comprises a healthy nutritional lifestyle. It’s not one meal. It’s what you eat most of the time. And balance that with plenty of vigorous exercise.
Your dietary plan has to be a comfortable, enjoyable part of your lifestyle. If it’s a rigor it won’t last for long.