For many dieters, their downfall is not an occasional meal when they go off-plan and sample goodies, then immediately go back on. Rather, it is the size and frequency of these indulgences, as well as how easily they are able to go back on plan. Someone who slips back into their old eating habits for one day each week and consumes several times their normal intake, then goes on a 2 day binge is not really committed to losing weight.
So how often will occasions come up that you feel you have no choice but to eat substantial quantities of things you know you shouldn't eat? I would say that the fact that you yourself baked a cake you knew was not on your plan (when you probably could have found a semi-primal substitute) and then felt like you have no choice but to eat it is not necessarily a good sign.
But see how it goes.
Well, I ate the cake. Ice cream too. At first I felt like, "ok, that wasn't so bad, no big deal."
And then it was a big deal, as I kept munching on things. It seems like it turned on a switch! So I overloaded on bleh foods today and I feel bleh physically and mentally and am beating myself up for it. Lesson learned. I fail at cheats. =/
Yeah, for some people, one cheat item can trigger a whole binge. Learn from your experience.
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