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I eat what I want when I want. the key is to do it in moderation. I can have a sliver of cake or a few cookies instead of eating the whole cake or the whole pack of cookies. I dont deny Myself anything on any given day, but I do watch how much I consume.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 1:18 AM

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I just read in People magazine that one of the "trainers to the stars" allows one cheat day a week, and I've heard that before. I think it's fine as long as you can stick to that one day and not let it spiral you back into bad habits, and as long as you don't go totally nuts and eat 10,000 calories.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 2:01 AM

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Yeah, I think everyone should. If not, you'd go crazy. Personally, I allow myself a small desert every night. For example, half bar of dark chocolate (120 calories) or something like that.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 2:10 AM

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cheat days

I lost 85lbs and had Sunday as my cheat day every week

Monday, June 04, 2007, 2:19 AM

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I am working on not having cheat days because unlike some I do eat 10,000 calories on that day and then it is hard for me to jump back into things

Monday, June 04, 2007, 3:53 AM

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Saturday and Sunday

Monday, June 04, 2007, 8:12 AM

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I haven't tried them up to this point but I think I may try to incorporate one on the weekend because both saturday and sunday usually fall apart for me diet wise. Maybe if I know that one of these days is set aside for it I can keep it together on the other day.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 8:19 AM

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To me the whole "cheating" phenomenon is about "diet head"..... I think about diet head as unsustainable eating practices. The idea here is to build heathy living practices that you can maintain for the rest of your life. Given that way of thinking, cheating doesn't enter into the picture.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 10:58 AM

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PS...Continuation of the last post.....
Does this mean I don't ever eat dessert? I have dessert every once in a while. Something I really want...usually chocolate. Usually really special, beautifully prepared, and SHARED with someone I love. This is good living to me. It's about celebrating life and love. It's about full enjoyment. Has nothing to do with cheating.

On an everyday basis I work to enjoy meals the same way. I cut up apples so they are pretty on a plate and I sprinkle on a little cinnamon. I eat pretty salads too. It's about LIVING not regimented rules which make you want to break out of jail. It's about tuning in and enjoying life. It's about awareness.

I've lost about 75 pounds living this way.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 11:08 AM

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I have one right now and it's usually on Sunday and it usually involves a huge piece of chocolate cake and large glass of skim milk. I can honestly say that I NEVER feel guilty about eating it and I look forward to it. It helps me to say NO to the temptations that pop-up during the week.

I can easily picture myself eating the way I am now for the rest of my life.

Monday, June 04, 2007, 11:10 AM

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