In an effort to eat better and lose a bit of weight, I have been cutting way, way back on sweets (not to mention limiting bad carbs, etc.). Many times diets or eating plans will say it's okay to indulge once in a while. But what does that mean?
I have a feeling what it means to me is VERY different than what it usually means to the author/doctor/originator of the diet. I sort of picture "once in a while" meaning every few months or so to these people. To me, "once in a while" is a lot more often!
Before I started to be more diligent, I would eat something sweet after lunch and dinner. Every day. So, once in a while for me at this point could easily mean 3 times a week. I am trying to cut that back to once a week or so, to see if I can get my body to stop automatically craving it once I finish lunch or dinner, but it is difficult.
I am also struggling with what to shove to ban/severely restrict and what to not to be too strict about. For instance, I have a mango sorbet in the freezer that is fairly light and healthy. Do I allow myself a bit of this once or twice a week, while banning the less healthy sweet stuff, or do I stick to being stricter on ALL sweets to rid myself of cravings? But I digress....
Anyway, I was very curious to find out what "once in a while" meant to all of you when you are trying to eat a healthful diet. As in "you can have <insert anything that should be eaten in moderation> once in a while".