Starting to regret those cheat days.....

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chef101

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Posted: 06 May 2012, 16:19
So I've been dieting for almost 3 weeks now. Only had 2 cheat days...and they both SUCKED. My first one was yesterday... Went to this awesome little restaurant that's been a favorite of mine for a while. And instead of having this FABULOUS sandwich that I usually get, I figured what the hell....I'll try something new thats a LITTLE bad for me but will still give me some of those nutrients that I'm trying to include more of into my diet: PROTEIN. So even tho I've NEVER liked breakfast food, I ordered a chicken skillet: "American fries" which are basically just hashbrowns only the potato is sliced into thin circles, grilled chicken, grilled onions, and cheddar cheese. And to top it off, FOUR eggs...sunny side up. I don't even like eggs sunny side up, so I dunno why I order them like that? But I don't like eggs irregardless, except for devilled eggs, and its just fun saying sunny side up...makes me sound like I really know what I'm talking about! Ha! But woooooow did I end up regretting eating them. I had 2 of the eggs, and count it: FOUR bites of the other stuff. YIKES. I started feeling sick instantly and spent the rest of the day in bed or in the bathroom.

And today was my "makeup" cheat day, because I barely ate anything else all day yesterday except for a very yummy bowl of oatmeal. So my bf took us to a really nice fancy restaurant for brunch. And I mean, their food is good and all, I'm not complaining...but I really just don't feel happy that I had a cheat day. And I gotta be honest, the food that's not "clean n healthy" (like just pure chicken, fruit, veggies, that sorta stuff), its just not sitting well in my stomach anymore. Like, I don't feel GLAD that I ate it. It doesn't make me feel good in ANY way. So why did we stuff ourselves with CRAP foods in the first place??? Just makes me shake my head.

I can honestly say I'm seriously considering saying F the cheat days and just sticking to my clean, healthy foods. Has anyone else had these thoughts/feelings?
If it tastes good, spit it out.
coconutprinc...

Joined: Feb 12
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Posted: 06 May 2012, 16:27
I have found that cheating for an entire day not very helpful, but I will cheat a little on Friday night with a SMALL bag of chips (250 cals or so) and maybe a chocolate bar (300 cals or so) but I try to work out a little extra in the week for those treats and make sure I eat well all week and all day on the day I am going to cheat a bit. It's still a working progress, but in the past, I was able to lose 12 lbs while still doing this each week. I work out 30-60 minutes a day, but I make sure to workout for 60 if I'm planning on having the chips and chocolate bar. Sometimes I switch the chocolate bar for 85% cocoa chocolate bar so I can cut back on the sugar. Hope this helps!
biblekid

Joined: May 12
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Posted: 06 May 2012, 16:30
I had 2 bags of honey roasted cashews but thats alright at least i can talk about it and move on
Eat to live and not live to eat
asagohan

Joined: Jun 11
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Posted: 06 May 2012, 17:05
coconutprincess wrote:
I have found that cheating for an entire day not very helpful, but I will cheat a little on Friday night with a SMALL bag of chips (250 cals or so) and maybe a chocolate bar (300 cals or so) but I try to work out a little extra in the week for those treats and make sure I eat well all week and all day on the day I am going to cheat a bit. It's still a working progress, but in the past, I was able to lose 12 lbs while still doing this each week. I work out 30-60 minutes a day, but I make sure to workout for 60 if I'm planning on having the chips and chocolate bar. Sometimes I switch the chocolate bar for 85% cocoa chocolate bar so I can cut back on the sugar. Hope this helps!


THIS^^
also your makeup cheat day should NOT be less food, it should be the right amount of calories and healthy food, not less healthy food. it will mess up your metabolism.



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