Seventeen ways to avoid the all-or-nothing pitfall.
All-or-nothing usually ends in nothing but diet failure. The all-or-nothing mentality is the enemy of successful weight loss or maintenance. Unfortunately, this type of mentality leads to unrealistic expectations. Recently, I was required to take a trip for work. This trip required that I take a flight and you know airplane food is the most healthy food on earth. Of course, many of us feel that we paid for the food so we must eat the food so just like them, I ate the food that was served to me. I immediately felt regret and guilt. I took the rest of the trip off and soon spiraled. One week of a required work trip soon became the nightmare of binge and splurge.