I hope you’re paying attention to what you’re eating and are on track towards a lifestyle of clean eating.
However, sometimes you need a cheat meal……..there is a proper way to go about it.
First off, don’t hate yourself and then give up.
Giving up completely on a your attempt at a new lifestyle because you had one slip up is like dropping your cell phone on accident, seeing it has a tiny scratch on it, and then stomping on it again and again because, “Aw heck, what’s the point?”.
Plan your cheat meal ahead of time and do it with style.
Take it seriously and enjoy the crap out of it. One (and only one) seriously awesome cheat meal then get right back on your diet. Don’t let one meal turn into a whole day, a week, a month, or another year where you gain ten more pounds.
A good cheat meal will be done with class and planning. For example, let’s say I want the best damn burger in town. It was The Counter in Ballard before they closed, I haven’t found a good substitute for them yet and If you disagree then you’re just wrong :P
I would think ahead and plan my cheat meal:
· Make it a double
· Add bacon & cheese
· Fried egg on top
· Hot wing sauce on it
· Large diet coke
· Large order of sweet potato fries
Vanilla milkshake wouldn’t hurt either(just sometimes)
The next step is to check-in at wherever you at on Facebook and upload a pic of how awesome you are at eating bad! lol
Eat it, enjoy it, and move on. It is in the past and guilt will get you no where. Don’t let yourself miss a beat. Get back to your regularly scheduled Zone/Paleo eating for your very next meal!
A bad cheat meal(s) will be done with total spontaneity. For example… Let’s say it is 10:00 PM on Saturday night and you look at your significant other and say, “I think i just want to eat bad.” You giggle and chuckle and frolic off to the nearest 7/11 and drop $30 on ice cream, fritos with bean dip, frozen mini-pizza, baby powdered doughnuts, and a slurpee.
What!? How could you!?? YOU AREN’T EVEN DOING A GOOD JOB AT SUCKING! lol
You probably didn’t even get exactly what started your craving to cheat in the first place!
Anyway, I think you get the point. Adopt an attitude of self acceptance.
Don’t ever stop trying to quit your unhealthy habits!
All those attempts add up over time. :) Keep calm and WOD on.
Repeat WOD from January 23rd 2013
Strength: 10 Minutes EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute)
3 Hang Power Cleans - As heavy as you can
20 Deadlifts (225/155)
75 Sit Ups
25 Toes to Bar
See dads can be cool, I don't care what my kids say.