The Pros of a Cheat Day
I experienced so many benefits from incorporating this one cheat day a week. I was able to bake with my kids, which is one of my favorite things to do. I could eat breakfast pancakes with them and then enjoy a late dinner with my husband — my eating window was whatever I wanted, and anything was on the menu!
Having no restrictions one day a week actually motivated me to eat healthy the other six days. I still had small indulgences here and there if I wanted, but if I craved a brownie sundae, knowing it was a special thing I'd have Saturday curbed my cravings and took my mind off it. Having this scheduled cheat day made me feel more in control over my tendency to overeat sugary treats.