I guess it really is true that when you tell yourself you can't have something - you just want it even more! For the past few weeks I cut back on some carbs and calories for some photos I was having taken this past weekend. My mindset most of the time is that I can eat anything I want, I just choose not to for my health and physique goals. I've never really ever been on a strict diet as far as restricted calories or extremely low carb or anything-I've just always tried to make healthy choices without worrying TOO much about calories and macros.
So, of course, knowing that I "couldn't" have little bites of something here and there, or a piece of chocolate after dinner, or a treat throughout the week if I wanted to, made me crave things more than I normally would. I had all of these foods that I "couldn't" have running through my mind! That's why "dieting" sucks!!
It just goes to show the power of the mind when it comes to eating right. It's such a mental thing! You have try not to think of foods as "good" or "bad", and don't restrict yourself from anything or tell yourself you CAN'T have something....because then all you'll think about is that and you'll want it even more knowing you can't have it.
Despite the poor food choices I made over the weekend, I honstely don't feel guilty about it at all because I know it's not a regular thing. I just had to get it out of my system and then get right back on track! I can't wait to get back to my "normal" eating-not being restrictive, not counting carbs or calories, but not eating junk, either! Today it's lots of water, protein, healthy carbs and veggies!