Cheat days. We have all experienced them, right?  You know those days where we “fall of the wagon,” so to speak, and indulge on lots of rich and fabulous food and are then left feeling guilty about our choices.  We usually vow to get “back on track” tomorrow. Sound familiar?

I know that for many, cheat days are a normal part of their wellness routine. They give some a certain incentive to look forward to while they sneak up on others unplanned and leave them sideswiped by their sudden overindulgence.

This week when perusing the blog circuits, I was struck by a post on the Lisa Johnson Fitness blog site regarding cheat days.  In her post, ‘The Pitfalls of Cheat Day’ Lisa explores the concept and whether this concept is a positive reward for eating healthy a majority of the time or a complete contradiction to the whole idea of balance and moderation.  Check it out.

I once heard someone say, “You aren’t a dog, don’t reward yourself with food.” What are your thoughts on cheat days? I’d love to hear from you!