Once you see results, it becomes an addiction.
I have been overweight all my life. I have had a problem with food, and using it for solace all my life. How the heck did I stop? One day, one week, one month, one year.
Just like any addiction, sugar, fat, white stuff, are all hard to quit. I think that sugar and fat are maybe harder to kick then a lot of things. I know, because I quit drinking and quit smoking. These terrible food products play mind games with you, and you need to realize that they are as dangerous for you as drinking to excess and smoking.
It is not OK to "cheat", to think that you can only eat well once in a while. You will never get to where you want to be, unless you make a clean cut, get ALL that junk out of your house, and don't buy any more of it.
Every single time I read about someone cheating here, it seems like they have that junk in their house to cheat with. I know I wouldn't do so well if I had Haagen Daas readily available in my freezer. I am just not that dumb. I don't have any sugar, any high carbohydrate foods, or anything white (white flour is particularly bad, along with the bread they make with it).
My darling Daughter told me last night that eating right has become an obsession with me. I laughed and said, yup, I think it has, and I am perfectly fine with it. I asked her if she thought I needed to do anything differently. Convert the world, Mom. OK, then. (I just really want to convert HER!!)
It is simple. Make you your addiction. Make getting healthy, exercising, and eating as clean as you can your mission. Make it so important that you would never do anything less. Make you so important that you couldn't even think about putting garbage into the temple that is you.
One bite, one meal, one day, one week, one month, one lifetime. If I can do it, so can you.