Why is the term Cheating even used with a LifeStyle Change?
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I have learned that even Weight Watchers encourages people to have one *cheat* food every week. **see below-Marty says WW does NOT use the 'cheat' word!
What I fail to understand is, why use the word cheat at all? Why not *indulge yourself* one time per week? To me the entire concept of cheating is negative.
Cheating is an act of lying, deception, fraud, trickery, imposture, or imposition. Cheating characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in one's own interest, and often at the expense of others. Cheating implies the breaking of rules.
There was more in the definition, but the above says it all. Link to definition:
Interesting, to say the least.
**edit: Thank you Marty! Since you belong to WW, you would know! I read that here on one of the messageboards - but the word cheat might have been out of the mouth of the poster. I appreciate you correcting me!
**MIKIIO, I can indulge myself anytime I have extra calories. However, this doesn't mean I can or would eat a trigger food. I still cannot have cookies, lol.