Diary of a Cheat Day

Let me tell you what has been keeping my sanity through doing my meal planning and a healthy lifestyle change: a weekly cheat day. As I have said before, I’m a pretty simple eater. I don’t really need any complex recipes to enjoy my meals, but I do believe in indulging with no regret.

Typically I eat healthy 6 days a week. If I am under my calories, I will snack extra or like the other night, I was severely under and got some Taco Bell soft tacos. That still didn’t count as something to cheat with because I was still a little under my goal and on track with nutrition (carbs, fat & protein).

I have designated Saturday as my cheat day. I basically eat whatever I want and I don’t restrict my caloric intake. I have found in the almost two months of my health change, cheat days put my body into a mini talespin. Usually it is because I have more grease, fat and salt. Mentally, I have no regrets and to physically feel better, I eat a few apples before bed.

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Midnight: mini cheese rice cakes and edamame tofu nuggets with chili sauce
Morning: 2 cups of coffee with caramel creamer / munch on pork rinds
Snack: Doritos/Cheetos snack & Hawaiian Punch
~ meal prep for Sunday to Tuesday ~
Snack: Crossaint
Break: decaf coffee with vanilla creamer
Dinner: extra meal prep
After work meal: In-N-Out Animal Style cheeseburger (no spread) & fries with Neapolitan shake


I’m so done with cheat day.

[highlight]Still hungry? Eat an apple and do 3 sets of 20 squats![/highlight]

What’s your favorite cheat meal? Tell me below or tweet me @cherylfornia!

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