This is an often heard of term in weight management programs. Cheat days, are days that are characterised by a deviation from stipulated food restrictions, prescribed in an eating plan or diet. The foods eaten on these days are often rich, salty, sweet or a combination of these. Should cheat days be planned? I don’t think so. Let me explain…
The thing about planning these days is that it can encourage you to be indulgent, even when you don’t particularly want to…just because the day was planned.
In my opinion it is best to always eat moderate amounts of nutrient dense foods. Occasionally it is ok to have say a sensible portion of desert, a piece of cheese, some pizza with rocket leaves on top etc.
We must always be mindful, intentional when fuelling our bodies, that they are the Lord’s Temple.
1 Corinthians 6:19 TPT
Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary.
I discuss our bodies, His Temple more extensively in a previous post I shared ‘Your body is not your own.’
It is best to always eat mainly nutritious foods. They are filling and often delicious. When there is a desire to have something indulgent after these meals, the amounts eaten are kept to a minimum.
What is your opinion, should cheat days be planned?