“If you slip up, don’t give up… Just start again!”

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“If you slip up, don’t give up… Just start again!”

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Last Sunday, I went to a friend’s house for lunch. She was very sweet as she only cooked meals that suited my strict diet, and everything was lovely.

Two hours later, she got a cake out of the oven and I couldn’t ignore that delicious smell. It was a carrot cake. CARROT CAKE is one of my favorite cakes and particularly the one made by my friend Jess, her carrot cake is even better than my mother’s. ☺

As I’ve mentioned in my past posts, I’m not allowed to have any sugar or refined carbs while on this diet and I’ve been able to talk myself out of eating a piece of chocolate cake before, but this time I couldn’t resist! I ate not 1 but 2 pieces of Jess’s cake and I must confess: I really enjoyed it!

I told my clients what happened and got mixed reactions from them. Some of them were very understanding, some said they expected me to be much stronger and others told me that they were glad I ate the cake without feeling guilty.

I’ve decided to talk about it because I wanted to show my clients that having a treat sometimes can be good for the body and the soul. If you are trying to “be good” but you make a mistake and surrender to temptation, don’t give up – just start again!

Some of my clients who have tried to lose weight in the past, admit to have quit too easily. They would go really well for a couple of weeks and suddenly after going out with friends (drinking and eating heaps), would end up feeling guilty and giving up on the diet. Once they understood that sometimes it’s ok to make mistake and start again, they were able to achieve their goals.

Never give up!

You don’t need to give up on your diet if you ate something that you shouldn’t. There is always tomorrow and you can start the diet again. That’s how I see it: I didn’t eat cake for 9 weeks, I really enjoyed the carrot cake while I was having it (and I knew that cake was worthwhile ☺), so now I can go for another 9 weeks without eating cake.

On that note, I am happy to say I was very good this week… I’m back on track!

“Believe in yourself, be focused and strong minded! You are capable of doing incredible things.”

Keep healthy and happy.

Amanda
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