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A few weeks back at my mother’s birthday party, there were lots of temptations on the counter like pizza, chips, chicken wings, and bread. I have no problem staying away from those kinds of foods, but people who know me know that I love dessert. That day I decided to take a small bite of pumpkin cheesecake, and immediately I wanted more. I ate a big slice and it was delicious! I did not feel bad because I have not eaten anything like this in a long time, so I decided to make it my treat for the week and continued with my usual healthy eating habits.
My willpower was definitely tested that day, and this time I caved. After all I am human! It was just a small slip up and I continued making good food choices for the rest of my day.
There are so many people that really give into temptation when they start. The attitude usually is “I had something bad to eat so my day is ruined anyways”. Some people literally sabotage themselves in one day, and even continue with a weekend of indulgence.
Here are some strategies that I use when I am feeling tempted with food:
If you do have a slip up in your diet plan, let go of the guilt and move on. Continue making good choices for the rest of the day and do not beat yourself up over one small slip up. You have been working hard and one small slip in your diet will not make a difference.
Celebrate your accomplishments. Take a moment and celebrate the good things you have accomplished lately with your health and your fitness. Take time to realize the positive changes in your body and pat yourself on the back.
Remember slip ups do happen. You are in control of your life.