Recovering from Cheating on Your Low Carb Diet
A dieter often has problems with self-esteem. He or she might well be highly conscious of the fact that his or her figure offers evidence of past indulgences. If that dieter then “cheats” while dieting, that “cheater” could well suffer even more problems with self-esteem.
When someone has attempted to stay with a low carb diet plan, the act of “cheating” involves the ingestion of something with refined carbohydrates. That act can cause the dieter to suffer from a decline in self-esteem. Recovery from such cheating demands an improvement in the dieter’s self-esteem.
Many of the low carb pages on this website talk about low carb food and low carb recipes. This page will focus more on the best attitude to adopt while pursuing low carb living. It will explain how a recovery from “cheating” can encourage the development of greater self-esteem.
A dieter who wants to maintain his or her self-esteem should not decline participation in social activities. If a dieter has been cheating that fact deserves even greater attention from the one-time “cheater. A dieter who does whatever he or she wants while dieting should find it easier to regain his or her self-esteem.
The dieter who has been cheating should not allow his or her thoughts to dwell on that slight deviance from the restrictions of the high protein, low carb diet. That dieter should simply resume adherence to that same diet. Soon the dieter will be rewarded with weight loss. Soon the dieter will forget entirely about any past “cheating.”
A dieter must learn how to use the mirror as an esteem builder, rather than an esteem destroyer. A dieter should not spend endless hours in front of a mirror, examining those parts of his or her body that show visible excess fat. The dieter does not need to be reminded about flab in any part of his or her body.
The dieter should instead use the mirror as a reminder that he or she has a particularly attractive or eye-catching feature. A dieting female might, for example, build her self esteem by using a mirror to examine her hair or eyes. A dieting male might find pleasure in using a mirror to re-examine some extra big shoulder muscles.
A dieter should not focus on weight loss. He or she ought to become involved in a number of different activities. That involvement should help the dieter to forget about food.
The dieter needs to avoid temptation. He or she should make an effort to remain free from hunger at all times. A dieter on a low carb diet might want to carry around some low carb snacks. Those snacks would help the dieter to prevent further cheating. That in turn would allow the dieter to maintain his or her vital self-esteem.
As a result, the dieter would stay on a low carb diet, and would never again need to face the challenge of overcoming a guilty conscience. (At least not guilt from over-eating.)