How are you going to maintain the weight you lost if you don't start practicing ro go off your diet right from the start. Sound like bad weight-loss advice? I guess it could make it difficult to lose weight for a lot of you. With this kind of permissive this kind of liberalism, diet cheats could go through the roof.
But that's not the idea.
You can build cheat on your diet right into even the best diet plan. But don't call them cheats. Think of them as experiments where you go off your diet momentarily for a meal or a snack or a special occasion, and practice going right back on your diet.
To eat off your diet in the weight-loss maintenance phase, you have to have the ability to make the adjustments needed to control your weight. Get it out of your mind right now. There is no way for you to stay at one particular weight. The weight-maintenance phase is more free form than dieting. Sometimes you'll weigh a little more; sometimes a little less.
If you've learned to go off your diet and get back on again, you'll have this move down pat by the time you're ready for keeping weight off for good.