Why I don’t have cheat days


Jamie was seriously craving a burger yesterday and we’ve been talking about trying out Bread Meats Bread’s new West End restaurant for I don’t even know how long. I can’t really remember the last time I had a burger, must’ve been a veggie burger in New York. I don’t eat red meat anymore and with that my cravings for burgers sort of disappeared. It’s not my preferred choice (brunch is my number one thing to eat out for lunch) but what don’t you do for your other half? 😉

I tried their Mexican falafel burger and it was super tasty but as always, their sweet potato chips are what I just can’t get enough of. They are insanely good, I am usually quite good at eating a couple of chips and then stopping, but not with these. I also love their side salad, I don’t know what dressing is on there but it’s soooo good.

This made me think of something I come across a lot in the health and fitness world, cheat day. It’s a concept I really don’t understand. I don’t like how it makes it sound like you are doing something bad and eating something you shouldn’t be eating.

For me, these more indulgent meals are a part of my lifestyle too and I definitely don’t see it as me cheating on some diet. I’m not on a diet. I’m just eating to fuel and nourish my body so it can be at it’s best. To me what you eat and how you live needs to sustainable and you need to be happy with it otherwise you won’t want to do it in the long run.

So part of this lifestyle, in my opinion, is to sometimes go out for a meal in a restaurant and eat a burger or have a bowl of sweet potato chips. I don’t do it very often at all because I don’t really crave it that often but if I do I eat it. The majority of the time when I’m out eating I do opt for the healthier options because it makes my body feel great and I love eating food that makes me feel great and tastes delicious. I love eating healthy but I would never want to restrict myself so if I’m feeling like having something that is seen as a bit unhealthier when I’m out I will.

The important thing is that you don’t do it all the time. That said, the burger was good and so were the chips but oh my, my stomach felt weird for the rest of the day. It was so nice to get up today and eat what my body is used too. It makes such a difference.

What is your view on the concept of cheat days? Let me know I would love to hear x

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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