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Thanks for all the comments on my cheat day!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

To my surprise the scales were not up at all this morning. I'm not sure why, maybe because the cheesecake I ate (incl. about 15 grams of carbs from Xylitol) was something my body needed (well, at least the fat and protein in it)?
Maybe it's just confirmation that scales are a really a pretty inaccurate gauge and I just need a little more sodium.
Fact is I will never know and will therefore not try to overanalzye this. I do feel great this morning and agree with the comments that said that allowing no indulgences at all can set us up for trouble and obsessive eating patterns and sometimes even eating disorders.
We just have to distinguish what we cheat on. My cheat was overall fairly minor, not so much the portion size (2 slices of cheesecake), but the fact that it had no high-carb foods in it. Interestingly enough I have no appetite for the same cheesecake that my daughter is having for breakfast right next to me, ha,ha. But some veggies with bacon and eggs for lunch today emoticon
Breakfast will be another nice cup of decaf with lots of raw-milk cream. All is good!

I did have some thoughts about eating, weight gain and the Biggest Loser. But that will go in another blog right now. emoticon
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    Thanks for sharing!


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    Melinda (gopintos)
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    1895 days ago
    I have found the same thing happens with me. At least eating this way our bodies are able to tell us what we truly need! emoticon
    1899 days ago
    I've heard several times that low-carbers (and maybe Paleo sorts?) *need* extra sodium, perhaps up to 6000 mg per day. This just sounds outrageous to me, but I'm comparing it to the USDA RDA, and we know where that's gotten us before. Oddly enough, I have days when I crave salt so much I sometimes just eat a few pinches of it straight up. I salt everything - especially homemade stuff. The processed, maybe not so much (not that I eat all that much processed foods).

    The cheesecake isn't really that bad. I make little mini cheesecakes, sans crusts of any kind, and I feel pretty good about "indulging" in those. It's just eggs and cream cheese, after all. I do put a little "cheat" on the top, sometimes a bit of spreadable fruit or a nut. I've been known to shave some dark chocolate curls onto them, but I'm not too much a chocoholic. I use a LOT of sugar-free flavored syrups (DaVinci). They come in every imaginable flavor. I even put some of that in my morning protein shake sometimes. As for the cheesecakes, I don't even notice the lack of a crust, they're so tasty with some of these syrups.

    I'm on an egg binge lately too! Go figure. I've been scarfing down soft-boiled eggs like there's no tomorrow. And still losing weight! hehehe
    1899 days ago
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