View Full Version : Cheat day blues...
01-01-2011, 11:25 AM
As my cheat day has arrived, I'm having trouble eating all the crap foods I want. After my regular morning breakfast, I actually had to find a reason to go to a fast food joint for something. Now lunch time is here, and I'm drawing a blank as far as what to eat. I'm still pretty good from breakfast so this maybe more of a challenge than I thought it would be. It's amazing how much a solid breakfast can hold you over for the first half of the day.
01-05-2011, 10:33 AM
I've had one cheat day so far (New Years Eve) and I did a full on cheat. I cheated all day. I took Ferriss's advice and recorded all of the things I was craving throughout the week (I just made a mental note to myself). I had two long johns and a mt. dew for breakfast (which kind of made me sick), chick-fil-a for lunch (spicy chicken, waffle fries, cherry coke), sloppy joes and a salad with ranch for dinner, and the rest of the night snacked on New Years Eve appetizers and probably 2 shots and 5 beers. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I have no problem cheating on cheat day!
01-27-2011, 04:28 AM
I find cheat days dangerous... no moderation or control on cheat days... It means it will increase the risk of eating disorders. I'm afraid that if i continue tolerating myself to have cheat days... i might end up with a "5 days a week" cheat day... =) scary isn't it?
i think that the cheat day is ok.. usually on a diet, people cheat eventually, then they feel bad, and then once they've cheated, they just keep going. having a cheat day for me is nice because i can enjoy what i want, but then i have to cut it off, but it's ok-- knowing that another one is just a week away. also, i hate the way my body feels after cheat day, it's very unsatisfying... so in the end, I'm happy to go back to normal. You don't feel a difference in your body, bren?
Mary! I feel exactly the same way. Cheat day is getting "harder" because I have felt so awful (physically, not necessarily weight gain) and was happy to go back to my new normal -- which is eating a healthy diet. Wow... I am even having trouble envisioning what I want to eat on cheat day. After the first one, I've moderated my intake to a very few things. OMG... once I bought a chocolate bar and actually forgot. I gave it to my husband, as I give him anything left over. Now, however, it's almost like Cheat Day will be a set of meals (lunch, snack, dinner) that are also simple and repeated, like the other meals of the week.. I'm finding the routine GREAT. And my weight "bounce or spike" has been lower each time.
01-27-2011, 09:40 AM
I'm struggling with doing much with mine either. My next one will have a nice dinner out with wine pairings, some perogies for lunch, and maybe a couple of snacks, but that's it. It's harder to overindulge than I thought. Last week after eating a plate of french fries, I was too full to eat for hours.
That's so funny (and great) that you guys feel the same way! I was worried because while I eat bread and such on my cheat day, I wonder how far we actually have to take the cheat day for it to be an effective metabolism shock? I suppose that's where we each need to experiment.
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