Cheat meals are a must in order to keep a long-term healthy weight. It allows me to keep a healthy diet without feeling deprived of indulging every now and then. But the worst feeling is having all your hard work go to down the drain after a weekend of binge eating so I’ve put together my top five rules for staying on track on cheat day.
No Guilt. Savor it. Enjoy it. If you allow yourself to feel guilty you are missing the point.
Plan your indulgence meals. They should not be a spur of the moment decision.
Don’t forget everything you know about portion control. An indulgence meal should not be a license to binge.
Limit your indulgence meals to two times a week most of the time.
Move on. Don’t allow an indulgence meal to trigger more bad eating. Do it, love every second of it, Move on!