Freud almost got it right when he said a constant battle is being waged in our psyche between what our animal instincts would like to do and what are socialized selves know we should do - but the fight most of us face isn't about sex...it's about food!
For instance, think about all the negotiating you do with yourself: calculating the treadmill time required to work off a slice of pizza or weighing the evils of trans fats against your overwhelming desire to down a giant piece of cake. The fact is, no matter how persuasive the diet angel on your shoulder is, too often the devil is busy whispering, "yummm, cookies!" in your other ear wins out.
And sometimes, that's OK. Eating healthy is not about being perfect 100% of the time; it's about eating your best most of the day. Little treats have been shown to help keep dieters more focused and less likely to pig out after feeling so deprived.
Over the next few days, we will look at different "Diet Dilemmas" and give you ideas on how you can keep both the angel and the devil happy!