Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Weight Loss Tip # 8 - Should you ever have a Cheat Day?

I just wanted to go over the topic of having a "Cheat" day. I know a lot of people like to use one day a week or once a month and just not count anything. In my experience having one cheat day means ruining my work for the whole week. A cheat day could mean 3500 calories which we all know equals a pound. A cheat day for me also means being bloated and feeling gross for about 3 days. I used to do this often and then look back a month later and wonder why I was still at the same weight. 😱
  Think about all these things before you decide to do this. It's like spending too much on a credit card and owing the money back. 
  If your on Weight Watchers you are given plenty of extra points (49) for extra foods and special Dinners and outings. 
   Don't feel guilty just USE those. If you need to use all 49 just use them. You won't be cheating! Now I never look at the scale the day after I've used a lot of my weekly allowance. You can almost always bet on being up some due to water weight gain. I do myself a favor and don't look at the scale for at least one day. After a day I am usually all the way back down and sometimes "minus" some. 
   I had to get out of the habit of doing this. It's just not worth it and leaves your weight bouncing around but not ever going down. If your happy with that then that's fine. If not, stick to your points and your weekly allowance and you will continue to lose weight.  If I can do it, you can do it!!! 
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