Thu, Jan 7, 2010
Yesterday you read about the Lure of the Forbidden – I personally think that it's a number one factor in weight loss self sabotage – one that we can remove from the equation by being aware and having a plan to work around it.
So the next obvious question is – 'What if I Really DO Want It?'
There are going to be times when after honest examination, we decide that yes it's worth it, yes we deserve it, yes we can work it into our plan – even be more inclined to succeed with our plan because we have worked a few indulgences in there.
Holly from Club FYM likes to call them planned indulgences. To be honest, I never quite got the concept completely until I watched a video she gave us during the Holiday Hottie challenge.
It was eye opening. The basic premise was to eat mindfully when you do indulge, plan it and enjoy it fully.
Give yourself permission to enjoy it. And do that. And then move on.
The worst thing you can do is eat it in guilt and then give up. Or binge because you already 'blew it'.
The key is to make a conscious choice. This is different than giving yourself permission to eat what you want, when ever you want because you can make it up later.
You will know in your gut (pardon the pun) when you are being undisciplined and moving away from your goals – and when you are truly having a planned indulgence that will become part of your controlled clean eating plan.
So yes, you can have your cake and eat it too! Just make it a small piece :0)
Don't forget, you can hop on the latest Club FYM Challenge too. You'll get all kinds of great resources to keep you on track and have the support of hundreds of other Yummies who are doing it with you.
We're all in the same boat. That's the greatest thing – and you'll find that paddling together gets you farther!