To give you a little background, I have around 14 pounds to lose and I am on the Cruise phase until 3rd September. So far I have lost 5 pounds.
Apart from a couple of handfuls of nuts during time of the month, I have kept to the rules. However, yesterday, I went off plan. It was controlled and planned as I had been planning a dinner party for weeks. When I started this diet, I made a deal with myself that I will be strict, but on the 17th July, I will be having the day off.
Its got me thinking.. has anyone had any experiences during the cruise phase of taking one day off a week? I am thinking of doing it.. Not to have a massive binge session but just to eat and drink the foods that are forbidden.. just for one day a week. It sounds bizarre but I think it will help me stick to this diet. I must admit I know you are able to eat freely of the allowed foods, but I am starting to feel sick to death of eggs, cottage cheese and yoghurt! September is a long time away before I move to the next phase. I am really missing fruit and my favourite food; peanut butter on toast.
Anyone had any thoughts/experiences of this? I know it would hinder my results but if it would only mean delaying my target weight by a couple of weeks, I would do it.