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the cheat day

Monday, September 19, 2016

i have mixed feeling about this. one it has a negative name "cheat day". cheating has never been a good thing so when you schedule a cheat day you feel as if you have fail. when in fact it is part of your dietary program . a day where you treat yourself to something that you normally would not have.two because we feel that we somehow failed we have a cheat week a cheat month and then we are back where we start if not worst. when runners carb load no one says that they had a cheat day , no it is just part of there training. three if someone knows you are trying to lose weight and the see you eating on your cheat day they start to ask you questions like ' It that part of your diet? should you really be eating that? well the answer is yes is part of your diet you planed for it and therefore yes you should be eating it . not a cheat day but a high cal day or a treat day or a free day . anything but a cheat day emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    It's important to plan for it though, and not go all out to lose any ground gained. (It's math.) A cheat day should not be DOUBLE the max calories of your range. :) Mine tend to be around 1.5x my max range. A "treat," as you say - not a "free day to indulge myself in everything because the calories don't count today!" day. :) They count, they just help to make sure you don't SLOW your metabolism and defeat yourself through deprivation.
    1671 days ago
    Nice like it
    1671 days ago
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