Can I have a cheat day/cheat meal/cheat week?
What about a bag of chips/cookies/donuts as a post-workout meal?
Can 5 minutes on a treadmill/bike/cross trainer count as my workout for the day?
But I had to chase my kids/run around the office all day…
What about ‘diet’ cola?
I read that dark chocolate/red wine/cheese cake can be good for you
Any good training or nutrition system will have a built in margin-of-error allowing you some freedom to bend the rules. Stick to the plan and quit trying to re-invent the wheel that is fitness and weight loss.