Need to re-arrange schedule, help!
So I was so anxious to get started with this SCD that I didn't take into consideration when the cheat day will be. My cheat day will be on a WEDNESDAY instead of a Saturday or Sunday. How do I get to it without destroying what i've done in such a short period of time? Any suggestions would be great!
The Best Answer
When did you start your first Slow Carb Day? You can go as little as 5 full days and as much as 9 full days before a cheat day.
So if you started on, what I assume was Thursday, last week, just keep it going until Saturday for your first cheat day, yeah it'll be longer, but at least you won't futz the progress.
I have been adjusting my cheat day to coordinate with travel and social events, or to give me an extra day on rough weeks where I wasn't happy with my progress. For example, last week I was on travel and though I didn't cheat by eating bad stuff, I also missed a few meals while trapped in overlapping meetings (and what I did eat wasn't balanced well at times). At the end of the week, I just decided to add an extra day, and I met my weekly goal! This week I was supposed to have my cheat day today (Sunday), but I have a huge design review tomorrow and I know there will be a great lunch and probably a few treats, so I bumped my cheat day to Monday. Next week I am having lunch with a friend who has a tradition of bringing me cupcakes she makes for her kid's yearly bake sale, so that will be a 9 day SCD week, then I am planning to rotate my cheat day back to Saturday by the end of the month for Independence day parties!
As long as the results are good, you are encouraged to alter things to find a nice balance that works for you.