No-one can stay lean in the off season.
There doesn't have to be an off season - It is OK to want to look like a healthy figure athlete all year round. I can choose the level of leanness that is right for me without having to apologise for what I want.
I deserve treats because I have been deprived and 'good' for so long.
Eating junk food deprives me of my health, vitality and the body I want.
I can't stop at one treat, I have no self control.
I have stopped at one treat in the past and I can do it again. I can treat myself with things other than food.
My thighs rub together and my belly sticks out so I must be fat.
I am still too small for my size 10 clothes and although I am carrying a bit more fat than I'd like, I am not fat by most people's standards.
If I overeat, I may as well get it all out of my system and eat everything I want. I can start afresh tomorrow.
The present moment is all that I have. I can't eat enough to make up for everything I have missed. Food will always be there.
Dieting and being thin is painful.
Life is painful. Being bloating and having indigestion from eating too much crap is also painful. There is no pain free life. I can choose what I want.
Dieting makes me hungry, miserable and exhausted.
Overeating makes me stuffed, miserable and exhausted. Occasionally feeling hungry is temporary and will lead to achieving my goals which will make me proud and happy.
If I don't eat enough I will lose all my muscle and slow down my metabolism.
If I fuel my body with the right food and train mindfully, I can keep or even build muscle. During my contest prep I lost fat and gained 1 kg of muscle so I already know what my lowest calorie limit is.
Eating yummy food makes me feel good.
Overeating processed food makes me feel bad afterwards. Being lean and strong and not carrying extra fat makes me feel better than the short lived pleasure of a binge. The good feeling of eating right lasts longer than the momentary pleasure of indulging in junk food. The taste of food is over quickly. Feeling lean is a feeling that lasts 24/7.