Posted in diet, Health, July 2017, Ketogenic, Weight Loss

Plan on Cheating

I got into a discussion on one of my facebook groups the other day because I responded to somebody’s comment about people posting pictures of their cheat meals on the fourth of July and how that leads newbies to assume it’s acceptable to cheat. I responded: “It is acceptable to ‘cheat'”. *gasp* shock, and awe! I know….

The reason that it is acceptable to “cheat” for me is because trying to not cheat is the one thing that seems to always trip me up in a healthy lifestyle. If you’re doing a fad diet for a short period of time, sure I understand not cheating. But that’s not what Keto is. The Ketogenic Diet is a change of lifestyle. It’s longterm. And if you don’t plan on having some indulgences, here and there, you’re likely to fail.

Now, I’ve put the words “cheat” in quotation marks because if you plan on “cheating” it’s not really a “cheat”, it’s a choice. And when you change the language about it, it is so liberating! Instead of passively messing up, and feeling like a failure, as the word “cheat” implies, you can take ownership of your decisions by choosing to eat off plan. And planning like that is what sets you up for success.

Life is about balance. It’s not healthy to always eat junk food. It’s not healthy, either, to never “treat yo’self”. It’s not healthy to be controlled by food and that can manifest itself in your overindulging and in “underindulging” (if that made up word makes sense in this context) because you’re too afraid to let yourself go a little bit. True health is balance.

So plan on “cheating” every once in a while.

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5 thoughts on “Plan on Cheating

    1. That’s a good question. I haven’t really figured out a strict plan for myself. My first month, I cheat every weekend kind of out of necessity because I had family visiting or was visiting someone myself and I never want to inconvenience someone else because of my woe. Still lost ten pounds that month but this month I’m going to try to not have any true cheat meals because I want to see better progress. The other day though, I allowed myself to have the low carb cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory and that was kind of a cheat, except I fasted all day in order to have it, so it didn’t really exceed my carbs for that day. But generally, I’d say one meal per week is a good rule of thumb.

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