I’m writing this as I’m planning my own cheat meal for the day. It’s looking like a pizza night tonight!
I do believe that cheat meals once a week are super important to help balance out our mental states so we don’t go crazy while trying to eat healthy and lose weight. Cheat days, however, I am against. For myself, a cheat day always turns into a cheat weekend, and so on. Eventually, it can lead to even a cheat month or even further than that, so it’s important to treat yourself without engaging in bad eating behaviors.
If you have a past like I do, you’ve struggled with binge-eating on every junk food you can find. The point of a well-balanced diet is to properly measure all different types of food you eat each day. A full cheat day can enhance bad eating behaviors that are similar to that of a binge-eating disorder, and start you on a bad path unintentionally. It’s important to keep in mind your overall health and well-being while on any type of diet, as that is the most crucial aspect of dieting.
Of course, some people don’t believe in a cheat meal at all! Sometimes they are better off without and everyone is different. You have to experiment with it and find out what works best for you.
Friendly reminder of the day: One cheat meal isn’t going to stop you from looking and feeling your best. 🙂