My mind keeps telling me awww forget about the healthy eating and have what you want...somehow I feel deprived when I skip the fastfood or high cal treats and not just eat what I want.
I think you have to decide what you want the MOST. Because you simply can't have it both ways. You can't eat what you want when you want it and be a slim, health minded person. It just can not occur.
I never, ever not once felt deprived when I passed up on any of those high calorie foods. Not once. I felt deprived when I ATE that stuff. Because eating that stuff deprived me of a fit, healthy, happy life. STAYING fat was the real deprivation. Without a doubt. I was deprived of a full and active life. I was deprived of being the absolute BEST ME that I could be.
Eating what I wanted, when I wanted it never, ever provided me with true happiness. Not while I was eating it (although it tasted good), and certainly never AFTER I was done eating it. Eating what I wanted, when I wanted left me fat, miserable, worried, depressed, lethargic, unproductive, unenergetic. It left my very life in jeopardy.
Yes, I gave up a bunch of "those foods", but you see I ADDED
in much better, tastier, healthier foods. Foods that make me feel good while I'm eating them - and afterwards
too. I no longer settle for foods that just taste good and make me feel good during the eating process. I need them to work for me long after I'm finished chewing. The foods I eat now are BOTH delicious and nutrient rich, though modest in calories. Which frees me up to , to be happy, healthy, slim, active, confident, energetic, productive and thrilled with life. And that is what I truly want