Monday, September 17, 2012

Do You Know the Difference Between a Diet "Cheat" and a Life "Choice"?

I hear it all the time,
"I cheated on my diet"

You cheated?

What does that mean?

Does that mean you ate a food that was high in calories? That you used food for a role other than fuel?

Isn't that just a choice?

Sure I believe that all choices need to be informed, and to inform a dietary choice, if weight's a consideration, quantity and calories may well matter, but the simple fact that you decided that food was a pleasure in your life? Well if you can't make that choice from time to time I'd argue you're cheating on living a realistic life, and that cheat's probably more likely to lead your diet to fail than any other.