To Cheat, Or Not To Cheat…
Cheating, we’ve all done this to one degree or another when it comes to our diet. There is nothing wrong with straying away from your normal eating routine once in a while; but when does cheating turn into pigging out and losing all self-control?
Some of us celebrate holidays with family; and family gatherings are usually cause for a feast of unhealthy dishes. The problem with these family recipes are that they taste awesome and for the most part have been in our lives for many generations. Since we eat healthy most of the time we convince ourselves to give in for this one day. We start with a scoop or two of macaroni and cheese (heavy on the cheese) and by the end of the night we’ve sampled everything available at least twice. We make our way to the couch stuffed to capacity and doze off. Our “cheat day” just turned into a full-on day of gluttony.
When we decide to step outside of our healthy eating routine we should attempt to do so in a more controlled manner.
Do you regulate your indulging moments? If you have a plan for your healthy days, why not have one for the unhealthy days? Don’t allow yourself to over indulge when consuming foods high in fat, sugar, or any other unhealthy ingredients. Have an idea of what nutritional value the “cheat foods” contain. Once you see these numbers in front of you, your mindset changes. With this information at the ready, you can decide whether or not to eat three slices of cheesecake. Well at least that worked for me this weekend. Bring on the holidays!!