I will defiantly be eating French fries and some chocolate
and that seems like a very counter productive idea, and may lead to a downwards spiral and make you regain all the weight that you lost.
Instead why not "treat" yourself to a new outfit in a smaller size? a massage? a vacation and wear a bikini... etc.
You are not a dog, don't get into the habit of rewarding yourself with food.
I don't see anything wrong with your rewarding yourself with "treat" foods, but I would caution against going "weigh over" your daily maintenance calorie bottom line.
For example: If a person eats 3500 calories over maintenance in one day, then at 500 calories deficit daily, it would take 7 days to get that 3500 off.
Thus, treating yourself with fries and chocolate, in my opinion, is not bad; I just would advise to keep the total calorie intake that day to a reasonable amount.
(BTW: Sometimes I forget the reasonable amount, myself. LOL!)
I don't mean to burst your bubble, but if you are craving this as a reward, I assume you are depriving yourself during the weight loss process? If that is correct, I think you need to reevaluate your long term goals.
If i'm completely over reading this and you are being reasonable with how often you indulge, never mind :)
i look forward to not having to have a deficit everyday...okay, some days.
Mmmm can't wait :)
I don't actually deprive myself of anything while losing weight.. If I really want something unhealthy, I end up just being a little hungrier at the end of the day as a result of eating something high in calories but low in nutrients.
I am going to be eating the same things I am now, with adjustments to the quantity. I did not turn dieting into a period of deprivation.
I eat the same stuff I did before I lost weight, just less.
The "temporary diet" mentality is why so many people regain. Learn to enjoy treats in moderation now and you won't have that problem.
THIS. And people shouldn't think of 'diet' as a short-term plan - it's a lifestyle change.
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