I’ve listened to many reasons people fail on diets. One of the most cited is “life got in the way.” A wedding, bachelor party, or happy hour can derail even those who claim the highest of willpower. Here’s a solution that’s so simple it’s often overlooked.
….when obesity researchers at Brown Medical School instructed participants to take a short break from their diet, they were surprised. Not only did dieters not gain weight during the break (compared to the control group), but they had no problem getting back on the diet. Simply instructing dieters to take a break made them react completely different from the norm.
The more you fail on purpose, the better prepared you’ll be to deal with it when factors beyond your control cause you to fail.