Why you should allow yourself a cheat day!

I got the idea for this post after having the worst cheat weekend ever! Trying to maintain a healthy diet is difficult (like really difficult) With every isle you turn down there are biscuits, chocolates and crisps screaming to buy them! Not to mention the cakes and pastries in the bakery section! If you’re lucky and have the will power of an ox you may be able to avoid temptation, but when your hungry or just really fancy a treat you should!

Now i’m not saying every time you crave a certain food you should grab the chance as soon as possible but you should allow treats every now and again. I tend to find that by being too strict and not allowing any treats means you’re good for a short while until your will power finally gives out and you end up binge eating for days! (a bit like me this weekend!) Giving yourself a treat every now and again stops the binge eating and means your more likely to stay on track!

Sometimes even just having a little something of what you’re craving is enough to take the temptation away (for me hot chocolate tends to do the trick) If your trying to maintain/loose weight having a calorie deficit means you’ve got a few extra calories spare! I’ll be trying to cook some low calorie/healthy treats and hopefully (if i don’t burn them) I’ll be reviewing some of my favourites!!

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  1. Always important to have a chest. It enables your body to almost recover back to its maintenance state. Thank you for sharing lovely 🙌

  2. Your picture looks so yummy! I’m trying to be really good during the week and then just sort of doing what I want at the weekend – and it’s kind of working because I know that’s coming rather than it suddenly just being a give in. It can be hard keeping the balance sometimes – think I’m going to find chocolate now…

  3. Omg that looks so yummy ! I personally only went on eating healthy vibes for my treatment etc but apart from that I’ve never tried it ! But you should allow yourself a cheat day !

    Love Nat xxx

  4. Ugh that pancake looks delicious! Gutted I gave up chocolate for lent – I’d be making it straight away otherwise! I do think you’re right about a cheat day! We all deserve a treat!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

  5. I totally agree with you about cheat day. Even though we want to do whatever we can to have a healthy lifestyle, having something that is not necessarily a healthy option once in a while doesn’t hurt you! Otherwise, temptations will take over and you’ll end up eating more than you should. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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