Diet Cheat or Food Choice?

- POSTED ON: Oct 09, 2012


What’s the Difference between a Diet “Cheat” and a Life “Choice?

  What do you mean when you say you cheated on your diet?

Do you mean you ate a food that was high in calories?
Do you mean you used food for a role other than fuel?
Do you mean you veered from a path of food restriction paved by an “expert”?

It’s important that we make informed choices in our lives,
and if our weight is a consideration,
the amount of food, and the calories of food, can be important.


 But if a person can’t decide to have food as a pleasure in one’s life,
then that person is probably not living a realistic life.

It seems to me that the choice to embrace a such a Fantasy,
will more likely lead to overall failure in one’s weight-loss or maintenance
than any independent choice concerning a particular food.


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On Oct 09, 2012 wrote:
Speaking only for myself, I would say "I ate more food than my daily calorie allotment". The calorie allotment being decided by myself in advance of beginning a weightloss program. It matters not what the food choice was. Actually though the only one you really 'cheat' is yourself.


On Oct 09, 2012 kimberchick wrote:
Like John, when I say I cheated I usually mean that I ate over my alloted calorie budget ... but also it means that I ate foods that I knew were unhealthy +/or high calorie +/or would put me over my calorie budget +/or ... all of the above =0 I'd rather say I cheated on my diet than I failed at my diet ;-)


On Oct 09, 2012 Dr. Collins wrote:
Thanks John and Kimber. I like hearing how these concepts relate to others.

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