It’s finally Friday, and you’re exhausted from work and tired of calorie-counting. You’ve managed to get through an entire week of strict dieting and are ready for your Saturday cheat day. Considering all you’ve done this week, you definitely deserve a slice of cake, or pizza, or maybe a burger and a milkshake (with a side of french fries of course), and then obviously some pasta with cheese (duh) and garlic bread etc.... the list could go on. While I’m positive that you absolutely deserve to eat all of these amazing foods, are cheat days actually the way to go?
When dieting, it’s natural to want one day a week where you don’t have to worry about calories, carbs, or cholesterol. But, in my experience, restricting yourself all week will only lead to overindulgence later. Plus, is it really healthy for us to look at food in terms of good versus evil? Eating healthy shouldn’t be so torturous or restrictive that you feel the need to binge eat on designated “cheat” days. What if, instead of restricting ourselves first and pigging out later, we commit to enjoying each and every meal? Here’s why I’ve decided to make that change.
Restrict Now, Binge-Eat Later
Cheat days are a slippery slope. Remember the movie The Purge? Where, for one night a year, all crime is legal? Wel