As I sit eating my lunch which consists of baked chicken and catelope a thought crossed my mind.
Cheat meals.... Do you? Don't you?
In speaking for myself the response is no. I don't schedule cheat meals into my nutrition plans. The reason why is this. I try my best to stick to a healthy productive plan. If I allow myself a cheat meal what happens if an impromtu dinner 'out' comes along? If I have already used up my quota of 'cheat meal' what then? My thinking is this. If I was on track with my plan then the outing will not derail me very much. If it was my day to cheat meal my phyche is already negatively affected because my lunch was 'the cheat'. I add insult to injury by indulging again. What works for me isn't necessarily what would work for you.
My thinking is that there really isn't a right or wrong. The bottom line each of us with a goal needs to create a plan which helps us to reach our goal.
Remember- 'A goal without a plan is just a wish'.
Have a great day!