I don't see why anyone should give up some of life's little pleasures.
I'm not advocating pigging out on chocolate, or any other food (for that matter) but when you look at it from a broader perspective, will one small freddo frog, or a mini (fun size) mars bar really undo all your good work? Guess what, it won't!
The greatest sabotage to any "diet" (and I use that word loosely as I'm not a fan and agree it's about a life change, not a diet) is deprivation
Deprive yourself from anything and instantly you'll find yourself craving it.
So the answer is simple.....
Quit fighting the losing battle....Don't deprive yourself
Allow yourself the indulgence, but for goodness sake, make it a SMALL indulgence and leave it at that. Moderate the indulgence, give in (just a little) to it and you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that the outcome will be the same as if you didn't.
I've lost 28 kg and I've had everything I wanted, missed out on nothing, and am enjoying everyday closer to a brand new me with a whole new outlook on food. I'm not afraid of it any more, I don't have the fear that if I eat one chip it will lead to me consuming the whole packet.
It's taken me many years of fad, restrictive and even healthier option "diets" to finally come to terms with my eating behaviour and more importantly, to take charge of what, when and how much I eat! Best of all, for the first time in years, I'm in control and not the food!
Food doesn't scare me. I can have it all (in moderation) it's not about the food, it's about your attitude towards it. Stop fearing it, and learn to get along. Embrace the food, but take charge; let it know whose boss!
So have a little chocolate, give in to your need for sugar; listen to your body but use your mind
. Have ONE PIECE and leave it at that....
All the best, and keep up the good work!