Challenge Forum: is it cheating!?

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beavill33

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Posted: 03 May 2012, 13:04
If I eat a healthy lunch and skip.a full breakfast just to eat a piece of chocolate, is that considered cheating, since the chocolate calories are bad calories?

Chocolate is another one of my weaknesses, describe me the chocolate and i'll name it! Ugh, Exclamation nothing to be proud of, I know. Sad
Shelm

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Posted: 03 May 2012, 13:19
Not at all mate!.. That is called prioritizing...As long as you mark down what your eating and are being honest with yourself and fellow crew you are not cheating.

OK so chocolate is one of your monsters...that's cool you have figured that out and as long as you can stay withing your set RDI for yourself and meet your goals it matters not what you eat or when or what you skip to enable room to indulge.

Chocolate may not be as healthy as vegetables but 1000 cal of unburned vegetables per day will make you just as fat as 1000 cal of chocolate, albeit you might end up dead earlier with the later...Wink
The Blue Box

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Posted: 04 May 2012, 07:46
Oh goodness, no! That is just you managing your calories. I ALWAYS plan ahead for ice cream as a dessert. Smile And if that means eating less at breakfast, so be it! It's like Shelm said, 1000 unburned calories is 1000 unburned calories whether is it from chocolate or veggies... However, nutrition wise... nah, better not think on it!

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KellyAAM

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Posted: 04 May 2012, 09:38
I also keep some dark chocolate around and will have a couple of squares as a treat, putting it into my caloric budget for the days as the others mention. Plus, dark chocolate (in moderation!) is actually GOOD for you!
NutBugs1

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Posted: 06 May 2012, 18:58
For sure it is NOT cheating!!! And it may be prioritizing, but it is not healthy to skip breakfast. How about cutting 50-100 calories each out of breakfast, lunch and dinner to have your favorite candy! That's 300 calories for your candy and still having a healthy start to your day. It is real good that you are thinking ahead about the calories you will eat! Good thinking!