It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Weight Loss Message Board

after you cheat...

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-11-2003, 07:35 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 80
skybornmusic HB User
Red face after you cheat...

What do y'all do after you have cheated on your diet, pigged out on Snickers, stuffed yourself full of peanut butter sandwiches, or the like? How do you handle it mentally? Is there anything you do to make yourself feel physically less gross? It happens to just about all of us, I reckon -- what is your coping mechanism?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-11-2003, 07:42 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 328
GoinCruisin HB User

I guess it is a mindset, but I never look at anything as "cheating"... I eat healthy most of the time but I allow myself an indulgence every once in a while... I guess my body is never deprived this way, so I never go on a real binge and "cheat"... I think you have to eat healthy the majority of the time but you have to allow yourself a treat here and there, moderation is the key... life is too short to never have a snickers bar!!!! LOL!

Old 06-11-2003, 08:16 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: LA
Posts: 6
mary_85 HB User

I just shake it off and do another half-hour of running that day. It's better than say, skipping dinner or something.

Old 06-11-2003, 10:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: MI, USA
Posts: 117

When you do break and have a binge, try to have things that are to some degree healthy. I am on the Atkins and tonight I really wanted some chocolate so I found a really good low carb chocolate cheesecake mousse- it was soo good that I could hardly finish my serving. My husband even loved it!!!

Just do your homework ahead of time and find things you can make or buy for your particular diet.

Old 06-11-2003, 11:53 PM   #5
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 54
Anonymid HB User

I used to get thrown way off track....but now I realised...well it's happened so what's the point of agonizing over it. I'm stressed enough as it is, and u can't change the past. Just learn from it. I figured out that with the junk I just ate, if I'm good for the rest of the week...maybe I'll still lose a little, or just stay the same....and if I'd done that all the other times I tried to be healthy, then I wouldn't have the additional 50lbs from giving up when I hit a rut.

Old 06-12-2003, 04:30 AM   #6
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: madison, wi usa
Posts: 968
Karla HB User

You pick yourself right back up and go on with life and your diet. I don't try to make anything up like with extra exercise. I just go forward from there. I think the key to success in a diet is allowing yourself a daily treat or snack so you don't feel like you are dieting. A daily portion of fat should be allowed. I eat like one small snickers bar a day or some chocalate chips or small piece of choc cake. That way I don't feel like I am cheating and I get my daily choc in. I am still managing to loose weight doing this. The important thing is what you are eating for breakfast lunch and supper.

Old 06-12-2003, 04:53 AM   #7
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: England
Posts: 55
Teressa64 HB User

Can I ask, why is it cheating?

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Once a cheat, always a cheat? lam41565 Relationship Health 6 04-24-2010 08:53 PM
Why doesn't he cheat on me? WhiteOleander Relationship Health 13 03-23-2010 08:38 AM
how long should it take for you to forgive him after he cheated sherlyp7 Relationship Health 29 03-30-2009 04:47 PM
Are there any men that do not cheat? Capital D Relationship Health 17 05-10-2008 04:27 PM
Trying to win my wife back after she filed for divorce Jim1961 Divorce & Separation 126 04-18-2007 11:46 AM
Am I stupid for wanting to stay with him after what he did??? VoodooQueen Relationship Health 30 05-10-2006 04:45 AM
cheated on after 10 years together sad79 Relationship Health 21 12-23-2005 12:55 AM
Cheat days.. yes or no? slnr232 Weight Loss 17 08-26-2005 08:52 AM
did I move on too quickly after my breakup? eaglesgirl37 Relationship Health 30 08-17-2005 08:34 AM
Definition of a Cheat Day? msloquacious Exercise & Fitness 12 05-24-2004 06:39 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:05 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!