Getting Past a Cheat Meal. Or Day. Or Week(end)

Hello and welcome to my current situation!

I cheated.

V Day Drinks <3
V Day Drinks with the bf <3

Then I cheated again.

And again and then some more. I’m human, what can I say?

So, this is what happened:

Remember that trip that I took to Dallas, along with the fancy calendar that I had in order? I intended to only take a few days off, but that turned into a week! I must cut myself some slack though because I just started a new job so I’ve had to get into a new rhythm, which now includes early AM workouts *gasp*. I’ll definitely discuss how that’s been going in a post very soon.

Anyways, back to the topic at hand. Now, I’m all for cheat meals at times to get that metabolism revving properly. They serve to break up the monotony of a strict diet and they help boost your metabolism because after a long time on a strict diet, your body starts to adapt and progress can plateau. However, if you let a cheat meal turn into a cheat day or cheat week(end), you can sabotage your results! You can read more about this here.

For now, I’m taking a note from Kyra’s recent post where she talks about being kind to yourself and remembering that slip ups are okay. Instead of dwelling on it, I’m just going to get back on track with my clean eating. I vow to myself that I will go grocery shopping every weekend and meal prep! This is going to be crucial for my fitness goals.

Takeaways:

*Don’t beat yourself up over a cheat meal, they can actually be beneficial to your metabolism. Just don’t allow a cheat meal to turn into a cheat day or week(end)

*Don’t sabotage yourself and give up on your goals just because you cheated. Think about how far you’ve come and just get back on track!

*Get organized; plan out your meals so that you won’t be inclined cheat

*Try and create yummy, healthier versions of the cheat meals you crave; guilt free = happiness

*Love yourself and relax a bit

– Udeme

More about Udeme

Hi! I'm Udeme and I'm an attorney by day and a blogger by night. I dropped 70 pounds 12 years ago and health/fitness became a passion of mine. I live in the DC metro area with my "husby" although I'll forever be a California girl at heart. I love a good read, BravoTV, natural hair, anything fitness related (of course) and spending time with my family and friends. ?

3 Comments

    1. Things I sometimes forget… Haven’t been “in it” much lately. Need to get myself back on track and make it work although life makes that hard at the moment. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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