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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?

Smiles,

Joy

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I call it Binge Day to remind myself that it has a specific purpose, to spike my leptin production by increasing carbs and calories. The only way to do that is to binge, relative to my normal 6 day a week slow carb diet.

  • JoyMc commented Aug 30th 2011:

    great outlook! It has a purpose!

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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! :)

  • JoyMc commented Aug 29th 2011:

    Anything Day sounds good also. The DGW does sort of make a girl want to take her shirt off (not) or sounds like a loss of control thing.

    Super glad to hear you and your daughter are enjoying the program!

  • Gretchen Linden commented Aug 29th 2011:

    Yep, I LOVE it! (My daughter's not doing it yet, but she may, in time. She is a vegetarian who doesn't like beans at all! Yipe!) I am so glad I found this. I'm 4 months in, have lost 25 lbs, and have been able to drop the dosage of one of my bp meds on this. I'm 53. BUT, the best thing, an almost miraculous thing, is that I no longer walk with a cane, just in these last few weeks. I have rheumatoid arthritis and it had been horrible -- pain, stiffness, weakness. Sometimes had to use a walker, at its worst. Bought a wheelchair for a trip but now have only used it that one time. My social life and daily living were suffering horribly. To be walking so well, feeling so good, and losing weight too is like being reborn!! :)

  • Maria Rider commented Sep 4th 2011:

    I've heard it referred to as "Free Day" or "SCD Vacation Day" :)

  • swood07 commented Oct 16th 2011:

    Sorry for joining late, but I was intrigued by your mention of RA. I have systemic lupus with many identical symptoms to that of RA. After 4 months of slow carb I'm off prednisone completely (for the first time since diagnosis) and feeling better than ever. My doctor claimed I must have celiacs, to which I denied but invited the test. The test turned out negative, meaning he had no explanation for my sudden and drastic improvement. I wont dive into a thesis here, but it's truly frustrating how little is being done regarding autoimmune disorders and nutrition. Proven fact that substances in certain foods slow carbers avoid (Lectin, Gluten, Phycates, ect...) trigger some level of autoimmune response in EVERYONE. It's just a matter of sensitivity and predisposition.

  • swood07 commented Oct 16th 2011:

    But back to the important part...I'm so glad this diet has changed your health in such significant ways, both regarding weight and immunological function. I can 100% relate to that triumph and relief. This is also a subject I love to discuss at length, so feel free to give me a shout if you are ever interested. Way to go!

    Sincerely,

    Sam

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I liked another 4HB's name for his Saturday cheat day "Faturday" personally I call Sunday my Food Funday.

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I call it my Godzilla Day!!!

  • Gretchen Linden commented Sep 4th 2011:

    Godzilla Day! LOL Awesome!

  • JamesAt15 commented Sep 26th 2011:

    And pizza is my Tokyo! Love it.

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I call it "my day where I eat everything in the world." I think cheat day sounds awkward to tell people so I try to bring a little humor =P

  • JoyMc commented Aug 30th 2011:

    You're the cutest!

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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...

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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!

nomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnomnom

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I call it free day....

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I call it my Day of Awesomeness without any Guilt. :D

  • gonzalop commented Oct 16th 2011:

    I call it Reward Day for being good.

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I call it Reward Day, and remind myself when I am feeling weak, if I stay strong, and stay the course, I get to reward myself on day 7 with whatever I want. :)

  • Gretchen Linden commented Mar 8th 2012:

    Yep, Reward Day is nice! And I'm adding Reset Day as an option. ;)

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I call it binge day, but it feels like Christmas. When my eyes open in the morning, the first thing I think is "Binge Day!" Then I run to my kitchen and open my goodies. Last week it was chocolate angel food cupcakes, drool...

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I call it Choose Day and I've even compiled songs to listen to like this one

  • 4hbnprog commented Sep 25th 2011:

    LOL, great song choice!

  • Beorn86 commented Sep 29th 2011:

    I prefer this one paul ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZyLyKYnLoE

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