"BUT, and here's the catch, you CANNOT DO IT ALL THE TIME! "
Sound advice. I'm new to keeping track of daily calories, and right now I'm on fire really going gung-ho. But I can imagine that if I ever got to the point where I didn't give myself a break, a treat once in a while, that I'd get totally turned off to the whole idea. I don't want to ever get to THAT point.
Think of food as fuel for the body instead of feeding emotions