Category Archives: Cheat Meals

Planned Cheat Meals During Weight Loss Programs Are Allowed

best-burgersLosing More Weight By Cheating…

As long as you are consistently sticking to your eating plan 85-90 percent of the time, you will lose weight.

Cheat Meals are actually good to keep you from plateauing during long term weight loss.

The extra calories will fool your body and prevent it from going into “starvation” mode and lowering your metabolism…

Use planned cheat meals to your advantage and increase your body’s fat burning ability.

Update – Still Alive, Still On The Program

sausage-and-eggs-plateYes. I am still alive.

Yes. I am still very much on my weight loss program.

I have been in and out of town this past week and have not spent much time online. My apologies for my abrupt disappearance last week.

Sometimes at work, I have spurts of calls coming in, so I have to get them all in asap until I get caught up… And, nothing else gets done while I am on service.

I am on track though. I have stayed primarily on my low carb eating program this week, although I have become more lenient lately with my approach due to time restrictions.

I will plan “random” cheat meals in advance as a nice change-up. Usually, I will look forward to whatever off-program meals or snacks as a reward for my primarily eating healthy.

no-bun-hamburgers-and-the-fixingsOr, sometimes when I am eating out, the restaurant may have few program friendly foods on the menu that interest me at the time.

The operative words here are “that interest me”. 🙂

Having said that, usually I will not use up all of my allotment of allowed “cheats”.

Out of 40-42 weekly feeding opportunities (5-6 snacks or meals a day), I may take advantage of two or three off-program foods a week instead of the four or five I allow for myself.

No binging, no two off-program foods at the same meal, and never a full day off program, I will plan a random 10 percent of my meals as cheats.

I am happy with that, I am not after perfection. And…I am not one to beat myself up over not being perfect.

And…I am eating a whole lot better than people on the SAD (Standard American Diet).

chicken-and-vegetables-stir-fry

I am attempting to catch up on the back log at work so I will see y’all later…just wanted to let you know that I am still alive… 🙂

Food Journal 131218

pastrami-and-swiss-on-ryeWeight Loss Food Journal

Coffee for breakfast and breaks.

Pastrami and swiss cheese on pumpernickel rye for a late lunch, and a quick pea soup last night for dinner before I fell into bed exhausted.

I’ll sure be glad when Christmas break gets here… Another busy day today.

bowl-of-pea-soupThe great thing about eating low carb this way consistently, is that even if you get off track once in a while, you will still end up way healthier in the long term than people eating the standard American diet.

Back on track…