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 believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle allows for the occasional indulgence. If we completely deprive ourselves of everything that is “bad” for us all of the time, it can feel suffocating. Allowing yourself the occasional “fun” food can be a liberating way of rewarding yourself for your consistent efforts to maintain a healthful lifestyle.
Of course, you must be careful to avoid going overboard and thus I think planning ahead is a great idea.
So long as you earn your indulgence and partake in it in moderation, I believe the positives outweigh the negatives.