You can’t eat really healthy every day of your life. I read this statement in an article. The takeaway was to reward yourself with a little “unhealthy” treat. My daughter would certainly disagree with this diet theory. I know what they are saying. It’s hard to avoid a cookie or a cupcake forever. There are always healthy options for all treats. A healthy cookie or a healthy cake are certainly options. This theory is a little like having a cheat meal or worse a cheat day. Cheating is just that—cheating on your health. Bad habits have to be replaced with good ones. To cheat or to eat an unhealthy snack is just reinforcing bad habits. Good habits, especially regarding food are hard to establish. Bad habits easily come back to hurt you. Saying to yourself that I’ve done good this week so I deserve to have a cupcake is just adding to the diet struggle. Once you get you weight off, then you could work in a snack you don’t normally have, but make it a healthy one. There is no reason to think you deserve an unhealthy snack for any reason, especially if you think it will make your diet easier. Will you eat something on your diet that isn’t healthy? Not on your diet, but maybe as a temptation.
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