Careful, it ain't a get out of gaol free card!If you eat it - you own
it means that you take ownership and responsiblity for it. You must minimalise the damage of your actions. To eat recklessly will pay out later on your weight results. The key question you must ask yourself before eating is, "Is it worth the trouble it takes to get it off?". I suggest to you the answer is almost always no.
If you decide that something can't be done without you still must limit yourself and stay in control. For example, chocolate seems to tempt most people. Actually small amounts of chocolate is healthy. The trouble is that most bars of chocolate are loaded with fats and sugars and not with real chocolate. There was a program on tv once where this man was trying to introduce gourmet chocolate to the UK market. He gathered a group of self confessed "chocoholics" to test drive his product. He discovered that they didn't like his chocolate because they were really addicted to the sugars and fats and not real chocolate. The healthier choice is dark chocolate labelled 70% (but 80% is better). A small amount by the way isn't a bar...it's a block or two (pieces of a bar).
I choose to eat small amount of bacon a few times a week. But I make sure that the portion size is carefully monitored. It has been more than once that I've sent back half of it because my wife has given me too much. The bacon should also be trimmed of excess fat. The days that I eat bacon tend to be my full on exercise days. My thinking here is that these are muscle making days and the protein will be of benefit rather than harm.
Nothing wrong with an egg muffin so long it is the only thing on your breakfast menu for the day. On the first day of the school holidays I take my daughter to breakfast at Macca's for a treat. The egg McMuffin thingy is all I have (never was a fan of Macca's even when I was super obese). But to minimalise the damage we walk the 30 minutes to the shop and the 30 minutes back. If she wants Macca's that bad, she's gotta pay the piper!
Now: Maintaining for life!