FAQ: “Can I have A Cheat Day?”

Can I have a cheat Day??

I get asked this question a lot. This is what I told someone today when they asked me on Facebook:

“I don’t really believe in “cheat” days because it means you are rewarding your good behavior with food. That’s a vicious cycle. However, I’m not opposed to having a cheat meal as long as it’s not crazy bad. Most people that are overweight are overweight because they don’t know when to stop and have problems limiting trigger foods. So, be careful – even if it’s a cheat meal because you could wind up consuming more than a day’s worth of calories in one meal. If you get in the habit of fueling your body with good stuff – you won’t “crave” crap.”

 

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