I follow a low carb eating plan and occasionally I eat carbs, so I guess some would consider that a "cheat" but I don't. My husband loves potatoes so I cook them for him and I eat the meat and vegetables. If my husband wants lasagne for dinner I make it, and eat a small portion with a big side salad. I don't dwell on it, I just move on the next day. Restaurants are easy for me, because I order my entree and choose 2 vegetable sides instead of a vegetable and a starch. Pass on the bread or rolls.
I understand that I will lose better and feel better if I don't eat so many carbs. I eat "low carb" not "no carb." The fact that I allow myself carbs on occasion takes away their power.