Fitness Tip of the Day: Guilty Pleasures Are OK

Never completely restrict yourself from a certain type of food

Keep your guilty pleasure. Yes, I’m a personal trainer and yes, I just said that. 

You must keep the things you love in your diet in order for it to be sustainable. If you completely cut out all the things you love from your diet and go cold turkey you will not be successful. It usually ends in an overeating episode where you might regress completely.

Why not just cut back on your guilty pleasure and only consume it in moderation occasionally. For instance, just try to cut its consumption down by half over the course of 2 to 4 weeks! 

Trust me, that cuts out a lot of calories compared to if you were consuming it daily. Eventually you may be able to wean yourself completely off of it!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.