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  • Life happens. Yes, it does. Sometimes life just does not allow for perfect healthy eating all of the time. So, when you are on a diet and you end up eating that slice of pizza or Christmas dinner–don’t be too hard on yourself because it is just a part of life. So keep that in mind, but also keep in mind that even if you do end up slipping up you should just pick right back up where you left off. Don’t give up!

    Many people begin to feel guilty if they skip a work out or end up eating something that is on their “do not eat” list. Many people feel like they have completely destroyed all of their work, but there is probably nothing more wrong than that. If you are one of those people, stop that! Stop feeling guilty and stop giving up! One fatty meal or skipped routine is not going to destroy everything you have worked so hard for, you just need to stop feeling so down on yourself and get back on track!

    Yes, we do select structured diet plans and exercise programs. This helps us as many of us do have problems controlling ourselves, but it tends to be unrealistic if you think that you are going to be absolutely perfect throughout the whole entire diet. This is why so many people do not succeed on diets, because they feel like they failed when they didn’t. They were just doing what anyone else would have done and that is sleeping instead of exercising or eating pizza instead of salad one night because you were out with your friends. It is imperative to realize that you are not going to be able to eat diet food all of the time and it is natural to want to eat trashy food in moderation. Once you get that figured out, the easier life will be. Just have enough self control not to throw yourself into a whirlwind of overeating and sedentary lifestyles.

    Plan for these temptations and stay positive through this healthy eating journey. Stay confident that even though you will have your treats, you will also be making yourself more healthy by having much less of them. There is no reason that an otherwise healthy person should completely cut out fatty foods, so don’t even try. The balance of healthy and not so healthy foods is what is most important.

    This approach will make cheating null in void and that is the main goal of this article. Cheating would insinuate that you did something wrong and you didn’t. So take away all of that guilt and keep on living while working on your healthy eating and exercise habits. Avoiding complete deprivation of fatty foods will also prevent you from a potential binge that will negate a good portion of the progress you have made. Just let things flow the way that they should and you will have nothing to worry about.

    If you are looking to lose 20 pounds or more and are in the Oviedo, Florida area you need to check out Svelte Orlando Medical Weight Loss Clinic. 7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Suite 240. We have tons of reviews on Google and other third party review website from happy clients who have lost weight and kept it off.


    Susie Bragg has been a Registered Nurse since 1989, and specialized in both pediatric critical care and home health nursing before she and her husband - Dr. Richard Bragg - started their own medical practice in 1998. Susie is a breast cancer survivor who developed a keen interest in nutrition as way to live healthier. To schedule an appointment, call (407) 395-4836.