The doughnut is going to leave you with cravings and provide very little in the way of beneficial nutrients. Meanwhile, you may struggle to finish a piece of steak, broccoli or salmon with the same calorie count. You’re also much less likely to find yourself mindlessly raiding the fridge later that night than if you ate the doughnut.
Makes sense, right?
Simply using more willpower to eat less of the same foods that made you fat will leave you with cravings that will derail all your hard work.
Before long, your subconscious brain takes over to ensure you survive the self-imposed famine, regardless of how much fat you may be carrying on your bum and belly.
You feel like you are locked into a vicious and inescapable cycle.