Honor Personal Preference!
"Honoring personal preference is one of the most powerful yet underrated tactics for achieving optimal health and body composition" - Alan Aragon
Some health 'experts' say that sugar is the cause of all evils and that it should be avoided at all cost. In my opinion, I believe sugar or "dirty" foods for that matter, are what save us from going back crap crazy.
Because honestly, do you feel capable of maintaining a 100% 'clean' diet? Probably not. There's a reason why cheat meals or cheat days exist. Because at some point you will have to give in to those cravings.
So if you can't see yourself doing what you're doing for more than a few months, it's important that you rethink the process. Because fitness and health aren't a one time thing. This if for life! Restrictive diets only promote a binge - hate relationship with food, and it's this mentality that causes eating disorders.
Why can't you just enjoy a treat for what it is? Why do you have to feel guilty about it? Eat it! Enjoy it!
So eat some 'dirty' foods every once in a while, fit them into your macros and make them a part of your diet. I can guarantee that this will increase the adherence to your program and help you achieve long term success!
Thank you for reading! If you have any questions, leave a comment below.