Friday, November 30, 2012

Cheat Meals

I have a couple of fun things to blog about today.  First, I got to go to my first blogger party sponsored by Shutterfly last night so tomorrow I'll be posting about some new things going on there.

Second, Sophie had her two week check up today.  I really can't believe it's already been two weeks!  Seriously, two weeks being pregnant after week 36 was like a lifetime to me.  But now that I can breathe again... whoa, fast.  She has grown two inches and gained 9 oz from her birth weight.  She's a good eater and I can pump like 5 oz at a time.  That's like a third of a water bottle.  Now imagine that in your boobs.  I'm just sayin'... C's to D's (when normally a small B).

Now for the last thing and more fantastic news.  I weighed in today.  I started on Monday and decided to weigh in on Fridays so I could have a cheat day on the weekend.  I have lost 3 1/2 pounds.  Granted, on Monday I weighed myself a little later in the day so I probably had an extra pound of water/food, but I'll take 2 1/2 pounds in 4 days.   I'm working on another food and exercise plan for those of you who want a guideline and I'll post it early next week.  But now I want to talk about cheat meals.

I allowed my clients one cheat meal per week.  This is when they get to have a normal serving of a favorite dish that is not on their normal meal plan.  It can be accompanied by either dessert or alcohol, but not both.  When I was strictly doing a super clean meal plan and my husband was too, we would go out on the weekend and order a meal from our favorite restaurant and share it.  Then we would share a dessert.  This worked for us because we didn't over eat and we saved money on restaurant food.  Score!

Cheat meals are important so your body doesn't feel deprived and mentally you give up on eating well because it's not fun.  Cheat meals give you something to look forward to each week.  And if you cheat during the week it isn't as meaningful to cheat on your designated cheat day.

Okay, so, eat nutritious, healthy food except for that one meal that you get each week.  You can do this!

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