I've been on a diet for 5 weeks. I have seen great results so far concerning pounds and inches lost, but best of all, I feel better than I have in a long time. I don't want to bore you with the details of my daily regimen, but something I do want to talk about is the most amazing part of this diet ... Cheat Day!
Once a week you are allowed to go hog wild and eat anything (and everything) that you want. This actually aids in the weight loss! A-mazing. Now, don't get me wrong, for six days solid you have to be really strict and abide by the rules. But in the back of your mind, you always know cheat day is around the corner! It's a beautiful thing. It's seriously like a holiday. The best!
When I find myself craving something during the week, I'll write it down and make sure to eat it on cheat day. I scour the web (usually Pinterest), pinning sweet treats that I want to make. It's so funny because when cheat day comes, a lot of the time, I don't even want the things that I wanted days earlier. Or, I'll eat it and think, "eh, that wasn't all it's cracked up to be." Oh, and pre-made desserts such as boxed cookies or candy bars do not taste good at ALL to me anymore. All of my cheat day sweets are always homemade.
Okay, I could go on and on about this diet and cheat day and the in's and out's of it all, but that's not what this post is about. This post is about yummy, delicious, good old fashioned junk food.
Things that I find myself ALWAYS wanting on cheat days are things like this:
*Chocolate chip cookies
*Brownies (I ate half a pan on one cheat day. True story.)
*No bake cookies
*Cupcakes (specifically coconut or birthday cake)
Every single cheat day, without fail, I have to have one of those things above! Sometimes, a couple items off the list if I can get my hands on them! :)
My brother made me a homemade sourdough boule a few weeks ago, and I handled that thing like a champ. With lots and lots of butter. It was pure manna from the heavens.
Look how beautiful!
"Real" food isn't something I care too much about on cheat day ... but I always make sure it's something I can't have through the week. Typically pasta. Oh, and that day I had some cheese fries was a pretty great day. Mmm, and the homemade fried chicken dinner I made last weekend. Okay, maybe I do care about the real food. Just not as much as the sweet treats.
So - all this to ask...
If you were given ONE cheat day to go completely CRAZY eating anything and everything you want - no restrictions and pounds still lost ... what all would you eat?
Who knows, you may give me some good ideas for this weekend! :)