I know that all of you know this – YOU DO KNOW THIS!!! I have written about it many many times! Of course I still have my CONSISTENCY & PATIENCE words – VERY IMPORTANT – but the below is one I see too much on social media!
I always write that what works for me doesn’t always work for you. It may not work for you but I DO FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT THIS!
CHEAT WORD vs TREAT WORD.
I know there are many out there that still use the cheat word. They have their cheat day or cheat meal or cheat whatever.
My personal opinion is that cheat has the connotation that you are doing something wrong – the you are doing a bad thing – cheating on your diet or food program. The meaning can actually play with your mind & do more harm than good.
Of course for some – it is just semantics & it doesn’t bother them – especially people at it a long time. I do feel that newbies or even people that have been at it a while and are still struggling, cheat is not a good word to use for a treat.
I HAVE BEEN AT THIS FOR MANY MANY YEARS – AS I ALWAYS SAY, DINOSAURS ROAMED THE EARTH! 🙂 I have things I will not reveal here because I want them as part of my book, but let’s just say I know this semantics fight well!!!!
MY OPINION IS THAT YOU WORK HARD TO BE HEALTHY & FIT & LIVE A HEALTHY LIFE. A fun day OR a special no calorie counting meal OR a cookie or 2 or 3 🙂 OR an ice cream OR donut OR whatever it is you are TREATING yourself to is NOT a bad thing!
BTW – Happy birthday to my son-in-law!!!! Yesterday was his bday. He is a pretty funny guy on Instagram – quite the joker! Hope he had a good one! He teased me with a big ole cookie he had for his bday!!! Lucky for him he is out of state or I would have taken him down for it! 🙂 He is joking in this pic BTW – he is not mean!