Besides the taste benefits, being sinful without remorse helps thwart the attitude of "I went off my diet, I might as well go wild now," says Richard Mattes, Ph.D., R.D., professor of food and nutrition at Purdue University. "You indulgences should not view it as irrevocable or as a failure. You have your indulgence, you don't feel guilty about it, and you just get back to what you were doing."
As much as we all love the decadence part of this plan, the getting back on track part can be tricky. So we called in expert for some vice advice. We asked hundreds of American Dietetic Association nutritionists (R.D.s) and top fitness trainers to share their personal strategies for incorporating their indulgences into their lives. And like Domino's they delivered.
But since these folks are health professionals, each treat had a caveat - which we're all for, as long as we can have our pumpkin cheesecake and eat it too. Here is the best of their advice.