Cheat Day vs Dieters Gone Wild Day-preference?
I told my son that we get a cheat day once per week. He didn't like the sound of that and prefered the DGW thing.
Cheating does sound like in the closet where DGW seems more like "I am following orders and doing this right!"
On another post, I commented that those of us who have the Feast Beast inner voice that wants us to "entertain" our food issues that we have easy ammunition to overcome that voice's work. I NEVER eat off protocol is what we say.
Dieters Gone Wild days are not eating off protocol- quite the contrary, it is part of the program, right?
So, what is your preference? Which Day 7 works best for your psyche?
My daughter and I came up with "Anything Day", so that's what we call it. I also didn't like "Cheat" as this day without restrictions is a required part of the program and the word "cheat" just feels wrong! I don't like "Dieters Gone Wild", either, for basically the same reasons. We're not going wild; it's planned! I considered calling it "Treat Day", but that didn't fit either, because I am feeling SOOooo fantastic eating these healthy foods 6 days out of 7 that THAT IS the real "treat" for me!!! Do whatever makes you feel good! The whole dang thing makes ME happy!
I agree that cheat has a negative connotation. Whoever said binge is good 'cuz it reminds you of the purpose--makes sense to me but I also think binging has negative connotations. DWG is funny. Treat day is nice--poster that said the real treat is eating healthy 6 days a week... I get it, but at the same time, treats are something that you do to reward yourself for doing well, and are not things you give yourself all the time. So I do think it makes sense to think "after 6 days of eating healthy, I treat myself to some delicious things that I don't normally eat." Godzilla day--lol.
Personally I often call it my carb day or my bread day because usually that's what I'm really craving and that's all I really want to have--tons and tons of bread. So my friends/gf understand exactly what's going on. Mentally I think of it as my "Day Off." Especially since I count calories on top of following the SCD, I put a lot of thinking and work into what I eat, and so my 7th day is my "Day Off" during which I don't think about the nutritional content of my food (apart from remembering to eat some protein). This is also nice because for me it coincides on Saturday, which for those among us who are also of the Semitic persuasion, happens to be the sabbath. So it's a double day off. Of course I write that but now I have to get back to work. Oh well...
Godzilla day, ha ha.
I like the idea of 'cheat' day! I know I can enjoy whatever I want and the name doesn't stop me, but the idea of cheating maintains that smidgen of guilt which i need to make sure that cheat day doesn't turn into a cheat weekend
Binge day good also, i've found that's that's what people around me refer to it as!
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