I don’t post much anymore, but this is a good topic.
I had heaps of difficulty when I was just ‘winging’ it. I had a plan, macro breakdown, etc, but id probably have been 75-80% consistent which can be not so great when trying for a low carb way of eating.
Now, I have a meal plan that I just follow. I know what to eat, when I’m going to eat it, and it just gets done - food for fuel, etc. I find that, for me, knowing exactly what to eat and when takes all the guesswork out and its readily apparent exactly when I’m cheating or not. Food logs are great, sure, but they’re looked at / written in after the even has happened. If I have all my meals planned out, I don’t need to regret entering a cheat meal into the log, as I won’t have cheated.
So, to clarify at the moment, 100% compliance with or without girlfriend, friends, family, etc.[/quote]
Same for me.
I much prefer the planning than the logging.
I plan and that also helps with shopping and makes sure I have something on hand healthy if something comes up.
BUT, if I do eat a donut or something, I don’t add it on my menu. But I don’t really cheat anymore. I actually get in a spin if I eat too many carbs and I feel like I need to drink a ton of water if I eat something loaded with sugar.