Raise your hand if this has ever sounded like you (or still does)… restrict yourself, overindulge, feel guilty, repeat 🙋♂️
This is the problem with traditional “diets”. We’re led to believe that we CAN’T eat certain foods, so when the time inevitably rolls around when we are in a position to enjoy those off-limits foods, we feel the need to go all-in.
By completely restricting yourself, you’re setting yourself up to fall into the “all or nothing” trap. You’re either never eating ice cream, or you’re eating all the ice cream.
There’s a middle ground, and it’s called moderation.
Don’t get me wrong- I have nothing against enjoying the occasional Blizzard if you’d like. But it’s probably not super realistic to fit a 1000+ calorie dessert into your caloric needs. But an ice cream cone for only 200 calories? Very easy!
This is why moderation, and having a flexible approach to dieting, is so beneficial! No food should ever be considered off-limits.
You can enjoy some ice cream and stay perfectly on track. Is ice cream an optimal food for weight loss? Of course not. But can you eat 200 calories worth of ice cream on any given day and stay perfectly on track? Absolutely!
If you find yourself stuck in the cycle of the all-or-nothing approach, I urge you to work towards a lifestyle that promotes moderation. Don’t worry, I’m here to help!