People ask me all the time when do I cheat on my diet. I am always hesitant to acknowledge that question. It never seems like a positive view thinking that I am “cheating”. I suppose a better version of that question would be, “What do you like to indulge in?” I like to have a glass of wine with friends. I enjoy taking a bite of dessert. I drink the samples at Starbucks. I enjoy the tastings at farmers markets. I don’t deny myself the opportunity to share in the moment with friends and family. I rarely pass up the chance to connect with people and what better way than when they say, “Oh my gosh – you must try this…” Don’t schedule a “cheat” day or look forward to when you can eat whatever you want.
Try to view your food as a way to keep you feeling good and staying healthy which is an indulgence in itself for many of us – caring for yourself. Enjoy all the opportunities to indulge with friends and family. Just don’t attach any guilt to your indulgences. Its all pure joy when you don’t “cheat”.