Sunday, October 20, 2013
I know some people do cheat meals and always have wondered how cheat meals are a component of a lifestyle change. I mean, if one is not on a diet, than who are we really cheating? Ourselves?
I have been so "good" this week and everything points to it. I have been working out longer and consistent. I am feeling "good" because I have increased my veggies and fruits. I even lost two pounds this week.
Feeling good about me, I thought I'd give this whole cheat meal concept a try. I dolled myself up and put on a nice dress. The plan was dinner and a movie. My boyfriend and I rarely go out so this was a special treat. I decided I'd allow myself to order what I wanted. Big mistake. I order appetizers, a burger, and later dessert. I just put it in Sparkpeople. I wasn't going to but than I was like I want to know how much over I was. I was roughly 3500 calories over. Wowsa! That's a pound! Half this week's work! The sodium count was over 5000 mg. No wonder I feel like bloated.. well.. because I AM. Duh.
Honestly, I am not sure how anyone loses weight using the cheat meal method. I feel like I took two steps forward this week and one big step backwards last night. I am NOT saying you shouldn't treat yourself because you SHOULD. For me, I think I would be better off treating myself with something else - NOT food. This morning I was feeling guilty than decided to turn this into a positive. I can take a lesson from this. Basically, the lesson is knowing I CAN go out to eat BUT plan on sticking tracking.
What are your thoughts on cheat meals?