I think this is kind of an important milestone. It happened to me too. The way I feel about it is that at first the cheat day seemed so great because I could reward myself with all this great food for my hard work that week and all would be well. But then all that food didn't really make me feel all that much better after I ate it. By week four or five I didn't really care so much about the cheat days anymore, but I also realized something important. I wasn't feeling the need to reward myself with food anymore. Now I am not saying that I stopped liking delicious food and I am not saying that I don't miss eating certain things, but some kind of disconnect happened after that month that changed the way I think about food. For me at least now I think more along the lines of "I feel great and I want to keep feeling this way" rather than "I worked hard this week and deserve a dozen donuts". However that is all just my feeling on the matter.
Wow, I've only had one cheat day so far, and I found it was really relaxing but I felt like a bloated piggy throughout the day. I took photos of all my intake just in case I wanted to do a calorie count at some point ... and almost felt a little disappointed in myself when I reviewed them all - if I took booze out I don't think I really ate that much!
I think I find the "healthy" days more satisfying by the end of the day ... which makes me a little sad about future Going Wild days ... and I worry even more now after what you said that it won't really be that wild..... not to worry though - there's still a whole chapter on being super-human I haven't read yet - maybe that will give the buzz when cheat day withers.
From monday to friday I just want the cheat day to come.
On cheat day I dont really enjoy the "crap" food as much as I thought I would :S
On sundays I feel sick of all the food I had the day before.
I think its part of the law " we want what we cannot have / once we have it we no longer want it ".
It feels weird...
I thought the same thing. I just finished my first cheat day yesterday. About half-way through, I remembered back when I was a kid and my dad caught me smoking. As punishment, he made me smoke cigarette after cigarette until I got sick.
Binge day felt the same way, like punishment.
My body says,
"You said you wanted a doughnut. Eat six and that will teach you!"
"You thought you wanted a slice of pizza. You're gonna sit and eat pizza until you learn your lesson!"
7th cheat day just over and I have to say that I still really enjoy them. I enjoy almost every food I am eating then. Whipped cream, cookies, cake, icecream, gnocchi, gorgonzola, sausages, bread, chocolate bars, black tea with milk... I eat them quite slowly now, really enjoying.
Interestingly it seems I had a real sugar low after my breakfast of banana-yoghurt with chocolate cereals, a big piece of cake, a piece of bee sting cake, two black teas with milk, a chocolate bar and a handful of jelly babies:
Just 4 hours after all this I SUDDENLY got VERY hungry and even the 10 min to prepare sausage for a hotdog where too long! I was shaking like not having eaten for a whole day. God, had I to absolutely eat something.
Isn't that crazy?! After all those calories in the morning?!
The amount of food I've eaten/can stomach in total has gone down with each cheat day but I still absolutely love them.
While I can never stomach as much as I promise myself I'm going to eat, finally satisfying the bread/latte cravings is an awesome feeling, as is pigging out on chocolate and pastries.
It's important for me psychologically to know that I'm only ever 6-7 days away from satisfying a craving for a certain food/drink, and I do still really enjoy eating crap.