Try This One-Hour Trick
In their book The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet, Drs. Richard and Rachael Heller combine a low-carb diet with a one-hour daily “reward meal,” or cheat meal. Not everyone agrees with their biphasic insulin release theory, but for vacations and other special occasions, restricting your meal to one hour can save you from making dinner a regrettable all-night splurge-fest. Start with a salad and then eat a balance of protein, fat, and carbs. That doesn’t give you permission to go whole-hog in the chocolate walnut bread pudding, but it does allow you daily leeway to indulge without completely derailing your diet.