You know what happens when you place a food off-limits?
You start craving it.

The crazy thing is, the cravings will kick in even if you never would have really wanted to eat it initially.
Because that's the way the human mind works.
Don't think of a pink elephant.
Don't open that one door in the corner of the house.
Don't pick your nose at the table.

All of a sudden, you're exerting so much energy in trying to actively *not* do that one thing that ironically, that's *all* you can think about.
Instead of "don't" behaviors, I'm a fan of "do" behaviors.

For example:
Do try to consume 1g protein/1lb bodyweight per day.
Do shoot for a gallon of water.
Do weight train 3-5 days a week.
Do get 6-8 hours of quality sleep a night.

You see how much that shifts your focus away from the negative and onto the good?
Say no to restrictions.

-Sohee Lee