It’s so common to call eating foods like pizza “cheating”. Cheating on what? What if you just called eating foods like pizza enjoying yourself and enjoying the food. What if eating was just eating and not cheating?
A quick weekend reminder that eating food is not cheating. Cheat days and cheat meals don’t have to be a thing anymore when all foods are legalized and when you’re no longer dieting.
We’ve all probably done it. We relax with a few drinks, order the apps we would normally avoid, and eat dessert. We may even slack off with our workout routine. And then by Sunday night we’re thinking about the week and going back on our diet in time for Monday morning to start the whole cycle all over again. This week, we reason, we’re really going to stick with our diet. But then by Tuesday or Wednesday we’re polishing off a whole bag of cookies and telling ourselves we’ll start over again on Monday.
So how do we combat this? Well, if you picked up on all the dieting language in the introduction, you’ll probably realize that we’re going to get back to the opposite of dieting which is of course intuitive and mindful eating. Let’s explore how to eat freely every day of the week.