koalathebear wrote: »
As I'v mentioned before, the whole cheat meal thing seems to be an endless loop of semantic arguments about nomenclature.
I have no problems with calling it a cheat meal because 'cheat' is just a word.
Cheat seems to mean different things to different people though. I think for it to be genuinely be cheating, it would need to be:
food that you do not log; and
food that exceeds your calorie budget for the day ...
If it's logged / if it's within calorie budget, I can't see how it's cheating.
If it's not logged / outside calorie budget, then it depends on how good one's self control is because for me I personally can't see the benefit (even psychological) of potentially blowing a week of good work with one day of unregulated/potentially out of control eating. I definitely don't think that one day can undo all good work, but I can see how e.g. one uncontrolled day a week could potentially reverse or inhibit progress.
My preference is to just factor it all in. If I want to eat more, I exercise more that day. Or I skip breakfast and lunch and have a very large brunch etc. For me it's all about managing the calorie budget ... I might elect not to eat x because I want more calories to eat y ... or if I really want to eat both x and y in a day, then I'll just exercise more.
xSanoura wrote: »
Before someone goes on about their side piece(s), I’m talking about cheat MEALS.
Personally I go out and enjoy a cheat day/meals once every two weeks.
How about y’all? Or do you not believe in “cheating”? just curious
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