No Deprivation: Depriving yourself of the foods you love is only setting yourself up for failure. How can you enjoy the salad in front of you when all you can think about is how you will never have cheesecake again? It just does not work, as this strategy leaves you feeling dissatisfied and cranky. How much better does that salad look and taste when you know you can have a ½ portion of cheesecake afterwards? Much better! Find ways to make room for treats in your diet by choosing the fat- and sugar-free version of ice cream, reducing the portion sizes, and adding another 10 minutes to your daily walk. The internet is chock-full of low calorie recipes, many of which would fit perfectly into your preferred diet plan. Some creativity and investigation is all that is required to come up with some delicious alternatives that won’t break your diet.