Cheat days

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Sep 1, 2013 8:12pm
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What do you think of Cheat day? Do you think it's okay or unhealthy or what? Also do you have a limit?
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Sep 1, 2013 8:25pm
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Cheating in extraordinary circumstances, yes. But "I don't feel like it" and "Oh, not again!" are NOT extraordinary circumstances.

The problem with cheating is that it makes you forget your goal and the more you do it, the more often you will get into doing it, until one day you realize that the days that you are not cheating are actually the days when you are cheating your routine, which by then will be a routine of cheating. It's a slippery slope...

Something way better than cheating is adapting. For example, yesterday, I did my workout very late and was too tired. Well, I did my workout anyway, but I replaced the really strenuous few minutes by freestyle dancing. The nice thing about this is that I didn't force the workout down my own throat, so it didn't feel like I did something I don't like doing. It is when you start forcing it that you start not liking it, and that is when you tend to start cheating. And if you find yourself forcing it too often, you might want to step your routine down a little, because you just might be overdoing it otherwise, in which case you shouldn't be surprised that you feel like cheating.
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Sep 1, 2013 8:33pm
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I cheat one meal a week! But that meal would be pizza or burgers and icecream . So is that good or do I just ruin everything?
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Sep 1, 2013 8:39pm
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That depends on a lot of things. If you are cheating yourself out of calories you need, it is a bad thing. Then, instead of cheating, you must adapt. If you don't want that hamburger for some reason, have something else instead.

Why exactly are you cheating?
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Sep 2, 2013 8:49am
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Cause I'm on a diet, so every week I choose a meal where I can eat anything I've been craving!
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