Treat not cheat
Here is how you can Treat, not cheat.
Plan your indulgences so you can have something you really want. Say no to stale doughnuts at the office so you can treat yourself to chocolate souffle at date night. Plan to keep the meals leading up to girls night light and lean so you don't have to think twice about a few chips and a margarita. Coincide your hardest workout with a night you plan to treat yourself. Your metabolism will already be at work
Up your GPA
The average American has around 21 meals in a week. If you eat like me that is doubled because I stick to 6-7 small meals a day. So that gives you between 21 and 42 opportunities to eat your way to your goals. Each and every meal is a chance to nourish your body and take a step closer to your goal. Look at your meals like a grade system. If you feel like the day has slipped to a B-/C... UP your average. Make the rest of the day better. Just because you have one bad meal doesn't mean the whole day goes down the garbage.
Make conscious eating a habit.
When a craving strikes stop yourself before saying yes and ask yourself:"Am I really hungry?", " Will this food serve my goal?".If the answer is yes go for it! If the answer is no, then move on. Learning to differentiate real hunger from bored cravings in important. Try to listen to your body.
Find food that feel like indulgences
Healthy food doesn't have to suck. Find healthy foods that are satisfying and that won't throw you off track. Dark chocolate, hearty chili and thin crust veggie pizza are some of my favorite foods that feel like treats but aren't unhealthy at all.