Some great advice! Personally, back along, I planned one "day off" per month and it worked very well. I didn't "go crazy" and didn't (and still don't) eat any junk like desserts and/or bakery items (a major problem for me). But other than that, no limits and no regrets. I did (and do) log EVERYTHING, though.
I don't like to call this a "cheat", because it's not. The whole "cheating" thing can turn into "all or nothing thinking" and that is a slippery slope to head down. If it's a part of your plan, it's not a "cheat".
If you have particular trigger foods (like sweets for me) you might still want to avoid them, even on your day off.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
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