“I just ate a cookie, I’ve TOTALLY blown it!”
“Either I’m completely on my diet or I’m completely off my diet.”
"I can't eat that. It's not on my diet."
The holidays are here and I have officially heard all of the above statements more than once. These statements are examples of All-or-Nothing Thinking. In All-or-Nothing Thinking everything is considered good or bad, black or white. There are no shades of grey or middle ground. This type of thinking will undermine your health and weight loss efforts by leading you to give up when you stray from your plan.
So what’s the alternative? Ease your mind and try the 80/20 approach.