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If you tell yourself that you can’t have something, you are going to find yourself thinking constantly about that thing and the cravings will become unbearable.
You know I used to be addicted to the fast food...remember McDonalds family meals? 2 cheeseburgers, 2 big macs, 4 chips and drinks? I used to go through all of that in 1 sitting. Same deal with pizza and yeah you guessed it, KFC.
Okay that's a good 5 years ago...but as soon as I tried eating a well balanced diet, I realised that the health promoting effects of a "clean" diet just made me feel so much better within myself. It was like taking an internal bath every meal, and still to this day that's why I enjoy eating a half a kilogram of veggies twice a day as opposed to a big mac.
I also changed my way of thinking so now I'm turned off the idea of a big mac. Rather than focussing on the short-term benefit, ie. the taste of the hamburger, I now focus on the after-effect - how I will feel as a result of eating that food.
Every now and then I do eat a cheat meal of some description, which I do believe is important psychologically to just let loose and not go insane with an all-out healthy eating approach. But it's funny, every time I do eat a cheat meal like a dessert (which is pretty rare), my body just doesn't agree - as much as I enjoy the taste of it.
Plus I found that once I began taking my exercise seriously - continually setting challenges for myself, every "clean" meal is a deposit into my fitness account. Like for example, now I'm trying to build muscle mass. So every "clean" meal is like taking 1 step forward toward my fitness goals. If I decide to consume a cheat meal on the odd occasion, I may have taken 50 steps forward and only a few steps back - so there really is no guilt involved.