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)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.
Wise comments Mark, Michael and Amy. Being able to handle the days you overdue it is so important. I think it's easier with the balance diet because it's not as far to get back on track. Tonight I'm having a planned increase in calories - just for today. Mary
Restarting Jan 11th, 2014
Starting weight: 201.6
Current weight: April 15th, 2014 = 181.2
May 1st goal = 175
Ultimate goal Undecided ? 150 to be assessed once maintained for a while
Height 5' 3"
I started this fit day last week and I love it. I am aware of everything I do and every thing I put in my mouth. In the past on cheat days I always felt guilty after I indulged how ever I never seemed to gain from it .
My biggest down fall is drinking on foot ball Sundays. I will not drink this week.
Starting weight 9/22/11 180.5
Goal weight 140
Current weight 9/30/11 174.5