Don't Be Overly Restrictive
This is a marathon, not a sprint — so make small changes that you know will actually stick. "Instead of focusing on restriction, think about what you can do better on, such as adding more nonstarchy vegetables to your meals, more diverse colors to your plate, two more glasses of water to your day, or a balanced snack to anticipate that afternoon sugar craving," Liz Wyosnick MS, a registered dietitian and owner of Equilibriyum in Seattle, told POPSUGAR.
You should also be patient with yourself. "It's unrealistic to think you'll never have a piece of cake ever again (and honestly, what kind of life would that be?)," said Sasha Hanna, MS, a registered dietitian in Chicago. "Allow yourself a treat here and there."