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.
Cheat meals are a great way to restore a bit of normal back into an otherwise mundane diet. Allow yourself a couple of cheat meals a week, just don’t over do it. Remember 3 scoops of ice cream spread throughout the week is better than going for the binge and demolishing a bucket of ice cream in one sitting. Also a cheat meal allows your body to get that satisfied feeling from the fats and carbs. I find that it will actually motivate me because I’ll work harder in the gym before a cheat meal, and also get a little buyers remorse and go hard on my next training session due to my cheat meal. Moderation is key.