I hate the word "cheat" when it comes to eating. It implies that you're doing something bad and should feel guilty. If you plan properly, you can include your favorite foods - in moderation.
You can eat within your calorie range, and eat nothing but junk on a "cheat" day. But the after-affects aren't so pleasant. You might have water weight retention and bloating from too much salt, sugar cravings after too many sweets, an upset stomach from too much fried foods, a hangover from too much alcohol. Is it really worth the suffering the next day?
Instead, if you plan for a treat in your daily program - regardless of whether you're counting calories, carbs, or points for a specific plan, you won't go overboard with any foods.
- 9/20/2015 1:22:42 PM