Hola, I am a firm believer in a weekly "cheat." Here are my guidelines:
- One treat meal a week. Typically, the way this plays out is if I have a treat for dinner but nothing too gratuitous, then I'll have dessert as well if I really want it. If I really want a gratuitous dessert, then I'll just have that. Just depends on my craving.
- I record what I eat. The day of my cheat is typically around 2500 calories, but I don't really freak out about hitting a certain calorie mark for the day, although anything above 3k I would definitely be feeling some remorse about!
I'm curious to see what other folks have to add - it's definitely a tool many people have in their "healthy diet" belt.