I definitely do this, although I hadn't thought of it as "bonus calories" but I think its the same result....
I have a 200 calorie range as my goal and my plan is to stay within the range 6 days a week, at the bottom of the range at least three of those days (which means about 100-150 calories below the top of the range) and up to 200 calories OVER the top one day. That's usually a dinner out on the weekend with dh and/or friends. So I am also focusing on the week's average.
I also allow myself daily "anything goes" calories, although I don't always use them and I save them for the end of the day so if I've overeaten during the day I can compensate by skipping my planned evening treat. Those are supposed to be 150-200 calories which is 1/2 cup of ice cream or an oz of chocolate covered nuts or a mug of hot chocolate... those are my favorites. But on days when I needed an extra snack or slipped up a bit, those calories go to cover that overage and I have herbal tea in the evening instead.
It helps me a lot to know that I CAN have a controlled treat, even if I can't always have it that day or certainly usually not Right Now.
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