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6/25/13 1:42 A

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Lately I've been doing a lot of "cheating" because I'm adjusting to a new lifestyle with my boyfriend and some changes since Sunday night in my living arrangements. I'm trying to find a house with my sponsor and once I do that, it'll be easier to get back into my old routine. For now, I'm trying to watch portion control and not get excessive with the sweets, which is hard to do around my boyfriend, his daughter, and her friends. I've been trying to exercise several times per week to make up for the extra calories and the most important thing for me is to not feel guilty or punish myself for what I eat because that can put me in a funk which is dangerous because then I eat more and more and get a case of the F-it's.

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6/24/13 6:41 P

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I do not have a cheat day or a cheat meal. I try to always vary my healthy new eating style everywhere I go. I log in every bite that goes though my lips and with planning I stay within my calorie range. So far this has worked for me. Most days I stay towards the lower end of my range and occasionally ( probably 1 time a week) I will have a day on the higher end.

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6/23/13 10:40 P

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I don't do cheat days but I haven't eliminated anything from my food plan. I want to eat reasonably all the time: everything in moderation.

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6/23/13 8:27 P

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I don't have "cheat days." This is the way I plan on eating the rest of my life. I have a sweet tooth and have a little something almost every day. It usually fits within my calories. If I go overboard for a day or two, that is okay too and I get back to my normal eating. I want to enjoy my life and eat healthy too. One is as important to me as the other.

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6/23/13 5:12 P

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I think a cheat meal one day a week is beneficial to your overall success. Food in moderation of course. It is hard to just stop eating bread and pasta or Mexican food. Some of my favorite food. I ate for comfort after divorce. All it's gotten me is heavier and more depressed. So instead of binge eating I allow myself a cheat meal one day a week. Usually on Sat. or Sun. I need motivation so I am making gradual lifestyle changes.

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6/23/13 3:39 P

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I don't clarify it as cheating really....after all if I am going to lose weight and keep it off, then I need to find a way to eat for the rest of my life. Quite honestly I have done far too much dieting and then getting depressed when the weight comes back - just not worth it. So, am I saying I never, ever eat sugar? Nope. I generally avoid it but if there is something I specifically want, really want, then I have it. But I have to specifically want it. So I don't think of that as cheating cause I just build it into my calories for the day. So I do allow occasional indulgences. What I do not allow is bingeing just to binge. I can do waaaay too much damage to give myself a whole day of pigging out.

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6/23/13 1:17 P

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emoticon We all need to enjoy a treat now and then. I don't set up any one day to cheat. I just live my life and when the occasion arises, I have a piece of cake, a cookie or that extra piece of meat, enjoy and not feel guilty about it.

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6/23/13 11:14 A

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i have to agree with a cheat meal and not a cheat day.....we go to golden corral once week.. i have what i want... not go overboard but enough to satisfy my taste..

a lot will say that cheating is not good.. what ever works for you... if you can have a cheat meal/day without falling back to your old habits then go for it... and good luck to you...

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6/23/13 10:12 A

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Between vacation and 2 cataract surgeries in the last month and a half I have had too many cheat days, but luckily the scales have been forgiving. I haven't lost any more, but haven't gained any either. With all that behind me now it is time to get "back on the wagon" and limit those "cheats." Right now (and in the coming months) there are so many yummy fresh fruits and veggies it can feel like cheating without cheating!

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6/23/13 9:39 A

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I do it once a week or two but try to confine it to one meal.

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6/23/13 9:01 A

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A planned "occasional indulgence" works for me. I need to be careful to avoid binges.

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6/23/13 8:48 A

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It may depend on how you define a day or how you define cheating-- I think an occasional indulgence is OK but eating anything and everything in sight for a day won't be good for anyone. When I really want nachos, a local bar offers them during happy hour on bread plates. Just enough to cure the craving without a lot of waste or temptation (or eating a huge serving of nachos). I think it is all about balance so if you are having something indulgent (a special dinner or celebration) you should choose wisely for the surrounding meals to limit the damage.

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6/23/13 8:48 A

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If I routinely have a cheat day it can set me off on a binge so I try to stick close to my plan,


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6/23/13 8:42 A

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For a long time, I've heard that one cheat day a week will actually help you lose weight. But I just read a SP blog condemning it. I don't routinely have cheat days. I allow myself one occasionally on special occasions. What do you think? Do you routinely have cheat days?

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