13 Excuses You Tell Yourself When Cheating On Your Diet

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We all do it.

If you're a woman, chances are you've been on a diet at some point in your life. Chances are you've also cheated on that diet by using one of these almost-too-easy excuses. And you know what? You deserved it.

1. I'll just have a little taste.

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There's something delicious nearby, impossible to resist. I'll just have one bite! you think. But one bite leads to two...leads to three...leads to a full-blown Cheat Day.

2. I'll work out later to make up for it.

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Let the negotiations begin! You'll let yourself indulge in something from the "Do Not Eat" list–as long as you promise yourself you'll work out afterwards.

3. It's free.

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An office birthday party. Grocery store samples. Whatever the scenario, how can you be expected to turn down free food?

4. I'm PMSing.

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The body wants what the body wants. And when your body is PMSing, it wants all the salt–promptly followed by all the sweets.

5. I've been so good!

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You've been eating right and feeling good all week. Surely that deserves a reward, right?

6. I'm stressed.

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Stress eating and comfort food: a match made in heaven.

7. It's a celebration!

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If there's one day your diet doesn't exist, it's your birthday. (Actually, same goes for your significant other's/best friend's/sister's birthdays, too.)

8. I'm depressed.

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When you're sad, you have every right to ditch the diet and grab some chocolate.

9. I'll get back on track tomorrow.

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So what if you ruin your diet today? Tomorrow is a new day, a blank canvas, a fresh start for physical fitness.

10. Science says dark chocolate and wine are good for me.

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If science is telling you to cheat on your diet, who are you to say no?

11. That salad just didn't fill me up.

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You try to eat healthy–but fruits and veggies don't always give you that satisfying feeling of being full. Enter the bread basket.

12. It's Cheat Day!

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There's no better excuse for cheating on your diet than designating a weekly Cheat Day. Anything goes–and you don't feel guilty about it.

13. I deserve it.

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Hell yeah, you deserve it. Treat yourself!


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