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.
How have you been doing?
I do not believe in a cheat meal for myself; although, I do allow the discretionary calories for those in transition from a poor diet. There are times you will be obsessed with your program and other days you are more relaxed.
One cheat meal a week will not hurt as long as you do not overdo it when you are still doing a safe exercise program. I must say that a balanced lifestyle is the best way to go; meaning, a balanced diet to go with a balanced exercise program.
Talking to your doctor at a checkup is also a good idea to make sure you are not silently hurting yourself. Take care.