200,000-249,999 SparkPoints 211,174

Treats & Cheats

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Have you set up rules to establish better eating habits?

Like, no eating from the package?

.... or having one cheat meal . . . . or one cheat day each week or month?

..... or allowing yourself a specific amount or limit on treats?

..... or rewards on meeting specific goals????

If so, how's it working for you?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I love these! Awesome blog.
    1820 days ago
    With some thought you can come up with treats that aren't cheats. After awhile you'll actually look forward to frozen berries zapped in the microwave and stirred with a little plain yogurt and Splenda. Or whatever you dream up. "Treats" don't have to be defined by marketers.
    1820 days ago
  • KFH3107
    You gave me a much needed smile for the end of my busy day - thank you. Yes I do cheat 1 day a week I allow myself anything that I want within each food group. Works well for me and my husband likes it also:)
    1820 days ago
    I never cheat. I eat birthday cake sometimes. I sometimes have cheese curds for lunch. I do love my Junior Mints from time to time. I also eat lean chicken, low-fat cottage cheese, spinach and blueberries. It's all about balance and moderation. I do not feel compelled to eat the entire package (except for the Junior Mints - emoticon ). I have learned that I am just as happy with a few bites of something as I would be with the WHOLE something. No need to cheat. emoticon
    1820 days ago
    Cute and food for thought.
    1820 days ago
    Funny. I especially like the first one.
    1820 days ago
    This was adorable. Thanks for sharing it.
    1820 days ago
    Too funny! Thanks for sharing and to answer your question about cheat days, no, I can't handle it. I work into my daily calories a small treat so I don't feel deprived but I don't call it cheating. I do practice "calorie cycling" on a small scale. But I don't call anything I chose to eat cheating, that would make me feel defeated.
    1820 days ago
    OMG, too true! I test myself occasionally (OK, fairly often) - can I eat from the pint of i e crem and put 3/4, 1/2, ANY of it back? The answer, I'm sorry to say, is always "no".
    1820 days ago
    There are true for people and pets, thanks so much! emoticon
    1820 days ago
    THANKYOU so much for the smile power!! I love it!
    1820 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    So true and oh, so cute! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1820 days ago
  • MSGO72
    That first pic is too cute!
    1820 days ago
    emoticon These pictures are so cute! They remind me of my pups when I tell them "no" when they want a treat or something to eat.

    Diet-tactics don't seem to work for me well. The "cheat meal" ends up being a cheat day, weekend, week, and so on emoticon

    So now I plan to follow a balanced plan and the 80/20 rule. With dieting, the only cheat was the way it made me feel.

    1820 days ago
    emoticon emoticon

    Very cute!

    I tend to avoid setting hard and fast food rules ... more because my own rebellious streak comes out and next thing I know I'm sneaking around on myself. (I still haven't fully figured out how that works.)
    1820 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.