I don't like the terminology of "cheat days" either. You didn't cheat on healthy food by eating stuff that was more caloric. To me, cheating implies that you did something morally wrong and you didn't! You just ate a bit more than you had planned. That's just called LIFE. Some days you eat more, some you eat less. The important thing is to learn a lesson from this, forgive yourself for overindulging and move on.
One great thing I learned from Spark is this: if you eat too much at a meal or snack, do NOT consider that day ruined. In other words, don't use one slip-up as an excuse to binge for the rest of the day.
If you were driving and ran a red light and got a ticket, would you continue to break every traffic law you could for the rest of the day? No way! You would instead drive more carefully for the rest of the day. This is a mindset that has been really helpful for me to adopt because I am emotional binge eater.
You don't have to eat the whole thing.
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