Is cheating okay? Just to make sure we are on the same page, we are talking about cheating on our diets ladies! 😉
“Cheat days” are the common treat for fitness fanatics! But is a day of completely over indulging yourself in high caloric food and laying on the couch all day the best thing for your overall health and wellness? Mmmmmm, I would say no!
I personally feel that cheat days mess with your head, making you feel guilty, and not to mention physically sick to your stomach! Completely over indulging yourself for a whole day, simply because you hit the gym and ate broccoli the previous 6 days, is throwing away all of your good and healthy habits that you have learned and resorting back to harmful and unhealthy eating patterns. Completely overindulging can throw you off track, leave you feeling exhausted, lethargic and discouraged to get back on track!
I am all for treating ourselves here and there! Heck, wine and chocolate are two of my staples! 😉 But it is important to stay within a calorie limit. Overindulging by consuming 6000 calories in one day is not okay, in my opinion.
I always recommend following the 80/20 rule. 80% of your daily calories should come from healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good fats etc, while 20% of your daily calories come from treat foods such as wine, chocolate, chips…whatever your vice may be.
If you do find yourself laying on the couch feeling sick from a day filling your tank with garbage, don’t get discouraged. We all have our days and nobody is perfect! Hop right back on your road to health and moving forward, try following the 80/20 rule!
Kelly, S & O xo
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