Friday, February 26, 2010
Get Back on Course After a Slip
The poet Alexander Pope said it best: "To err is human, to forgive divine." Everyone on this diet is human, and everyone is going to cheat. If it's not a slice of cake at an office birthday party, then it might be potato chips during the big game, or those irresistible doughnuts. Cheating occurs especially around snack time, when you're going to be craving your favorite comfort foods. Remember the second part of the quotation and forgive yourself for your transgression — don't destroy a day of good eating because of a silly mistake. Just because you ate a candy bar after lunch doesn't mean you should skip having a healthy dinner! You're up to the challenge of staying on course, even after a little misdirection.