Cheat Days! Yay or Nay?
Hey guys, question. Cheat days, what are your thoughts of them? I have tried them in the past and end up overeating. Now that being said, I am a binge or compulsive eater I can't just have three cookies I would end up eating the entire box. this is the number one thing I am looking to change for my lifestyle. So cheat days right now with me beginning this new lifestyle change kind of freaks me out. Maybe if I keep away from cheat days and sweet things for however long it takes to build a habit, (I've read it takes 21 days) so the new way I eat becomes my norm. I could indulge sometimes on the things that I like but in moderation? Any thoughts on this topic? Any advice would be helpful thank you :-)
Instead of giving yourself a cheat day where you can eat anything that day allow yourself one sweet per day for instance, one cookie a day and start your diet this way. Instead of buying an entire carton of cookies, that you know you'll indulge in go out and buy your treats individually. As you progress gradually wean yourself off the sweets one day at a time. If you only have one its easier to tell yourself your not going back to the store for another one than it is to tell yourself you can't have another one while your looking at an entire package of them.
It's okay, just limit yourself to how much you cheat. Try to keep under 3000 calories
Cheat days don't work for me! I end up giving up my healthy eating after a cheat. What's working for me is making my own healthy alternatives to naughty foods. Www.thesecretsquirrel.com and www.eatgoodforlife.com have some amazing healthy recipes for deceivingly healthy snacks. Bonus...you're not even cheating when you eat it!