Guilt-Free Cheat Day
Like many people on here, I am sure after seeing such progress over a week without diet flaws it is hard to bring myself to eat foods that I know are not to protocol. However, this week I made sure to be very strict with what I ate so that I could enjoy myself on my cheat day and let me say, it was marvelous.
To be honest, my cheat day is not the typical cheat day. It is more of a carb-loading with very little fats because honestly, I just don't crave fast food n cupcakes. Today consisted of me going nuts on cereal (had to get my weeks worth), for that is what I absolutely miss the most!! oh and milk too
To my surprise, I have very little guilt for what I have eaten today because I know I earned it and deserve to treat myself. Personally, I have been through the war with my eating habits because I am not normal in the sense that I can just have one cookie or one biscuit, I must binge until I am so uncomfortable n feel like poo. After today, I am hoping I have turned a page and I can be more in control of my cravings.
Ready to take on the next week! Let's Go SLOW-CARBERS!
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It's very freeing, isn't it?! I'm 14 wks in, 24 lbs off, and am fascinated by both the physical aspects of cheat days (some foods really make me feel awful!!!--foods I used to eat DAILY!) and the psychological aspects of cheat days. In fact, I renamed them and I call them Anything Days. It's not cheating, since it's a mandatory part of the program, is my logic, and I have had more than my fill of guilt associated with eating, in all my 53 years. Do as Tim encourages us: track, test, and tweak, to see how Anything Days and everything else affect the body YOU are in!
I can't seem to have a guilt free cheat day. My weight is really high on mon-thursday. By friday morning all the cheat day weight just falls off (8lbs from one thursday night to friday morning)
It's good that I am losing weight but it's hard to not feel bad on cheat day because I only have one day a week to actually enjoy being at a lower weight until cheat day ruins it, it's a vicious cycle of lose 6, gain 5, lose 7, gain 6 - it starts to mess with my head and eventually I seem to be losing momentum.
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