It's so frustrating, right? You want to do the right thing, until the wrong thing crosses your path! Staying faithful to the plan or the goals you set can be almost impossible and when you fail, it messes with your confidence, and often leads to shame...and shame makes us isolate. Isolation keeps us from the help and support we need.
#1 Recognize this: admitting the problem is the first step to a new day. Call it what it is..."I'm a food cheater!" "I cheat on my diet!"..."I Cheat and Repeat!"
#2 Know your triggers! My most common are Treats and Stress!!! So what triggers you?
#3 Tell someone because this neutralizes some of the power of isolation. Get honest with yourself and someone you trust.
Being honest, admitting the problem and dragging it out into the open will help you more than you ever thought possible. There is a bit of freedom in sharing this type of secret. Now you need to be willing to stay honest and get a diet buddy to walk things out with.
Here is the deal, until you deal with the cheater in you dieting will be more than a struggle. Getting treats and sweets out of your diet, and removing problematic controlling processed foods will lead you to a day when you don't even think about that cupcake!
That's my story! I removed controlling carbs and everything changed!