Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Are 'cheat' meals ok?

You can look great and still have some forbidden foods
occasionally. It’s not all or nothing. Just make sure
your regular meals are healthy and then plan your
cheat meals so you can really enjoy them and have a
food you really like.

You can look forward to having some pizza or some ice
cream once in a while. Keep your cheat meals in check
and they can actually be helpful.

Having an occasional cheat meal can help in many ways:

Boost metabolism

Satisfy cravings

Refresh you mentally

and gives you something to look forward to.

Your number of cheat meals has to do with how serious you
are and what your goals are. You can get good results
and still have one maybe two cheat meals a week. But it
depends on what you consider a cheat meal. A cheat meal of
one slice of pizza along with other healthy foods is not
the same as binging on a whole pizza and cake and
ice cream, etc.

I personally feel that cheat meals should not automatically
be on a certain day of the week. If you have made no progress
towards your goal it is not time to have a cheat meal just
because it's Friday night.

Make a realistic goal that when you reach it you will reward
yourself, and if you haven't made that goal by your usual
cheat day, then give it another day or longer, until you
have reached that goal and then enjoy your well deserved

To make a cheat meal work it is important that you plan
in advance exactly what and how much you are going to eat.


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