This is a post from skwigg's journal on the old site.
I think that early in the process of normalizing your relationship with food, it's pretty common to romanticize previously forbidden foods, doubt your decisions, and feel more emotional about food in general. Everything is a little heightened because you're used to food being a really big deal. Those strong feelings settle down with time and experience. You'll get busy with other things in life. You'll eat awesome donuts and lame donuts. You'll eat just enough and way too much. You discover that you're completely fine no matter what.
In the moment, if a particular choice is messing with you, you can ask yourself how it will impact your life today, next week, five years from now. Will those three bites cause you to lose your job? Will the food police come and arrest you? Will your family disown you? Maybe you'll become a homeless donut junkie? Or maybe it will be 12 minutes longer until you're hungry again. Perhaps it doesn't affect anything at all.
If I'm looking forward to eating something and it turns out not to be that great, what I do next sort of depends on if I have an alternative. If I can ditch the lame food (or wait) and eat something more tasty, I will. If I'm hungry and the lame food is edible, I'll often just eat it for the sake of convenience, or because even bad pizza is still pretty good. If I wasn't hungry, didn't need it, and ate more than I intended, that's still pretty low on my list of important things, but I'll try to remember it so that I can choose differently next time. I don't deliberately compensate. I may be less hungry and eat later or less at my next meal, or it may not make any difference at all. In general, I let it go and carry on like nothing happened.