I try to be extra good all the time except for a special day or meal once a month or so where 'anything goes'! (For me this is a Chinese or Mexican restaurant, yummmmm!) I've found that by keeping everything in line as best I can I'm prolonging my good health as long as possible. If you push your limits you might be doing small damage that isn't very obvious and in the long run it may make things difficult for you.
experimenting with healthier foods to make new stuff you might like? I bought a bread machine and bake bread with part bread flour and part 'horfen-fiber-chunks'. Horfen-fiber-chunks is the name that my son gives to the mixture I make in a big bowl of rolled oats, oat groats, soy flour, spelt, corn meal, wheat germ, rye flower, cracked wheat, bulgar, barley and just about
any other grain you can find in a store. I substitute part of the flour in my bread recipe with this high fiber grain mix and although the bread isn't soft and white it tastes great! I use this in my pizza dough, too. (makes weird
I try to use a brown rice, barley mix in place of white rice in my cooking. The increased fiber is excellent for reducing the overall absorption of carbs from these grains. I've started making baked apple desserts and use shredded cabbage in place of noodles in my soup. Just trying to find balance... Hope this helps.
"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross