"bad" and I am not immune to those cravings. I will not turn down a piece of my Mom's home baked pie or biscuits with butter and honey ... are you kidding me?
|Pizza is a Coveted Cheat Meal|
I do not plan a "treat day" but go by my cravings. If I want something, I enjoy it and move on. I work hard, eat clean 80 to 90 percent of the time and know that eating a slice of berry pie Ala mode is not going to break my fitness bank. I will indeed savor every bite of my indulgence and eat slowly. I do that anyway, but especially with a food I have been craving. This works for me, but may not work for you.
treat meals and should be under the guidance of a physician and at the very least a support group. Also, newbie fitness adapters may not be able to manage treat meals just yet and succumb to past triggers and old behaviors. Medical issues like diabetes requires food monitoring and certain treats may not be in their best interest.
broccoli all the time and think that is going to sustain me. I am smart in my treats and know when to stop. I enjoy one or two times per week some sort of sweet treat or fun meal and still maintain my physique. What it comes down to is the approach to the treat meal or day and not using it as a reward for being deprived all week. Eating healthy should not feel like a burden or deprivation where looking forward to treat day to derail efforts occurs. If that is the case, a review of your current nutrition plan needs to happen. An eating plan that feels like crap will not last and send anyone running back to unhealthy eating habits. Life is too short not to eat healthy and it is also too short not to enjoy some splurges along the way.
Read my latest article on Cheat Meals: Good or Bad? on About.com and also grab some Cheat Meal Ideas of coveted comfort foods gone healthy.
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|Darla Leal, Fit Over 50|