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Cheat Days… are they worth it?

So many people on this crazy weightloss journey live for their cheat days. If you had asked me 3 months ago if i thought cheat days were worth it i would have said no… why work your arse off for 6 days of the week to the blow it all for the seventh? Cheat day is not a black hole in the space/time continuum, its not a void where calories don’t exist just because you weighed in that morning.

However, a few months down the line and reaching target has changed my perspective on things. You can’t deprive yourself of the treats and things that you are craving forever. So now I do have a cheat day, not every week, but if theres an event or an occasion i will go off plan for it, and i’ll try not to feel guilty for it. Ive worked hard to get where i am so i think i deserve a little time off here and there. The important thing is to make sure that that treat meal or treat day doesn’t turn into a treat week/month/year because one treat meal won’t undo all your hard work, but a treat year will. You have to make sure it stays what the name suggests, a treat, that you have every now and again.

Following the slimming world plan means that i can enjoy a small amount of the things i like every day, so i don’t feel like I’m missing out on them too much, I’m one of those people who will happily go without syns all day so i can have chocolate and ice cream (hellooooooo chocologic and wall light low syn options) in the evening while I’m vegging in front of the TV!

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So in my opinion cheat days are all about the balance. If you keep them as a treat, every now and again then you won’t undo all your hard work. If your cheat days out weigh your on plan days then its going to take you a lot longer to reach your goal…. and trust me its so worth it when you get there


K x


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