As most of you know, I am doing the Oxygen Magazine Challenge and I’m in the final month…and it has been HARD. Well the workouts have been great but the two extra days of carb cycling (I usually do two) have been tough. I feel sluggish and irritable.
This weekend I decided to have a treat meal and no f*cks were given. I enjoyed a delicious burger with onion rings and wait for it…a slice of cake. After I was done; I felt no shame and the next morning I used it as fuel. I was able to do spin for almost two hours followed by some yoga and burned over 1200 calories.
I think treat meals are important to keep us physically and mentally sane. I know some people feel so horrible about consuming so many calories in one day but try to see your caloric intake for the week and I am sure if you do it mindfully and NOT all the time…the numbers balance out.
For me the trick is to enjoy something that is portioned out. Instead of ordering a pizza pie which you could binge on, just get a couple of slices. Same goes for having foods in your home that could be triggers.
I think life is about balance and we need to be able to enjoy the things we like but in moderation. That is why I am a huge advocate for the 80/20 rule and suggest this to my clients as well.
Before I go…remember the film that I reviewed a couple of months ago? “A Small Good Thing” If you are in the Boston area make sure you check out their screening at the Museum of Fine Arts!!
What are your thoughts on treat meals??