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Why taking a cheat day doesn't work for me

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The guilt of a cheat day makes it far more likely that cheat day 1 will turn into cheat day 2 and so on until I'm eating a Cheat Day Lifestyle.

I can handle a cheat occasionally -- it's usually expensive ice cream -- bought outside the home and so it's going to be a top notch brand and be really delicious. I will buy the tiniest cone I can. Somehow 15 minutes later, I can say, you can stop; it was only 1 cone.

The chemical changes I experience with a Cheat Day happen pretty quickly. Not fair -- but you know what former President Carter said about Life. By Day 3 I will begin experiencing the blood sugar drops that signal to my Type 2 Diabetes that it can come out and play -- the beach is open. By Day 5 I will be at risk of the diabetes faint-blackout.

The occasional cheat is felt as well. That subtle hunger that won't be sated with healthy food. My body wants more and more sugar. The tiredness that signals my body has too much sugar and not enough insulin. It's subtle but it's there.

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  • EILEEN828
    This was a good blog to read, in concrete about what really goes down about eating sugar. And it's all very accurate. Not to mention making gut candida rear it's ugly head. I foolishly choose to indulge in Halloween candy. Get this, I tried to mitigate the disaster by sticking to my food allergies no nos. Chocolate without soy lecithin, no nuts. I bought candy corn and sunflower lecithin chocolate melts. I was so sure I'd feel deprived if I didn't, but was I sane about it? No, I bought double the amount that would have been practical. It took well before, through, and after to eat it all. I'm making this a learning experience about what happens when you decide to "go for it". emoticon Thanks for the "spell it out" reminder of what not to do.
    1284 days ago
    I do a cheat meal each week. I can do well 90% of the time, and still enjoy a few choice items 10% of the time.
    1289 days ago
    I can't do cheat days either because it will turn into cheat months.
    1289 days ago
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