|02-07-2008, 08:06 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
cheating on a diet
I am trying to eat as healthy as I can right now. I consume a lot of raw vegetables, fruits, and nuts, and whatever else I believe to be nutritionally rich and pure. My question is do you think it's ok to cheat once in a while and eat something unhealthy, like a fattening chocolate chip cookie with some unknown ingredients? And what kind of effect do you think these occasional subversions have on your health?
|02-07-2008, 08:09 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
But I'd still try to avoid stuff like trans fat.
|02-07-2008, 11:25 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I'd say its not a big deal, and should not really be called "cheating".
If you intend your new healthy diet to be a permanent life style change, then eating a slice of cake per week is so minimal that there is nothing wrong with it - when looking at your diet as a whole.
"God" doesn't want you fearing chocolate, to the point where you avoid it completely. Food is meant to be enjoyed, just not to much if you know what I mean. lol
Don't view it as giving in to some negative urge, view it as rewarding yourself for overall having a healthy diet. Or maybe its best not to think much of it at all.
Just my 2 pence.
|02-08-2008, 05:46 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South London, UK
I agree, don't see it as "cheating" -- see it as "relaxing" a bit!
If you eat healthily most of the time -- say, 5 or 6 days out of 7 -- then you can afford to treat yourself once in a while.
Also, trying to be too strict can lead to you finally cracking and binging on all the foods you've labelled as "forbidden".
I personally think it will have a negligable effect on physical health and is probably very good for mental health :-)
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