Eat What You Want…In Moderation.
Have you ever had a friend tell you, “Sorry, I can’t eat that piece of cake. I’m on a strict diet.” Well, first off, I’d like to say good job and congrats to your friend. It takes a lot of self-control to watch everyone else eat cake while you stand there watching. After all, who doesn’t love cake? But, I’d also like to mention that if you are taking an overly strict approach to diet, you may be setting yourself up for a harsh lesson in losing weight.
My personal belief is that you should not restrict yourself from the foods you love. Yes, that even means pizza, hot dogs, cake and cookies. Now, I’m not telling you to eat an entire box of Oreos. But, I am telling you to loosen up a bit. While I have all the appreciation in the world for people who maintain a strict clean diet, for most people – me included – that’s a near impossible feat.
There are several theories for taking a break and eating what you love:
Eating what you love doesn’t have to be a bad thing if eaten in moderation and you think you can handle it Just remember keep your portion-size in check and don’t do it so often that you put your goals at risk.
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Tobias Young is an IFBB pro and top tier online fitness coach with over 19 years of fitness industry experience.