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.
Just my opinion:
U answered yourself. If you want to live and on a very regimented diet, schedule or anything else, the “cheat” presents a multipurpose.
I offer “cheat days” to relax away from the strict regiment BUT, still with a responsibility of not over blowing the program in a day or two (don’t set training back by a week),(in the application).
*You will learn about or boost your self discipline (+/=)
*learn how “U” respond to utilizing this strategy(=/+)
*If you are actively challenging yourself consistently w/variety in your program your nutrition should be adjusted with it. *If your stuck on achieving a certain goal (weight (-), body comp (+) allow yourself some freedom…BURNOUT can be right around the corner for some & if your dedicated to your program like you say you should be fine(b honest w/self).
I personally don’t see a negative when used “responsibly,” rather than a bailout or excuse…