It's not always possible to always stay on the "straight and narrow" path of eating "perfectly". Sometimes life happens and we indulge in foods that are not "on the plan." When this happens, my best advice is to "Own it...track it...and move on."
There's no sense in beating yourself up for enjoying that cake...margarita...whatever! Just know that you have to fess up...account for it...and adjust accordingly to move back to "center"...whether it's adding on some more exercise...or eating a little less tomorrow.
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When you know you are going out for a meal (special occasions) use the calorie tracker to 'Plan Your Indulgence'. Enter what you plan to eat first. Then fill in the rest of the day/meals with foods that will help you meet your protein, fat & carb goals. You CAN indulge & still eat in the limits.
This way you can enjoy your indulgence without feeling guilty or like you have saboutaged yourself.
I ate a doughnut yesterday because they were sitting around the office. It was an indulgence I allowed myself, but today I've eaten healthy all day and am now loging-in feeling full from a wonderfully healthy dinner and full of motivation despite the little indulgence.
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