Had a Cheat Meal and Still Beat the Scale
Hello world! I just finished my third week on BistroMD and things are going great. I have lost 11 pounds total and I feel awesome. My clothes are fitting more loosely, my face is looking skinny, and my energy is increasing. Also people are already noticing the difference. BistroMD has made this fight much easier for me.
Last Friday was my free meal. A part of BistroMD’s meal plan is to allow you to eat one meal of your choice each week. It’s called “My Night”. The only catch is you have to exercise on that day. So Friday I went to Applebee’s with my wife and friends. We had all kinds of appetizers and a whole lot of alcohol to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday. The next day I felt horrible. I thought ruined my entire week.
Well, we all know that part of the dedication of sticking to a plan is to resist temptation. “My Night” is in place for a couple of reasons. It’s supposed to get me thinking about the right portion sizes and healthy meal choices. It’s a tool to enable me to go out and eat food that is not on the plan but still be empowered to not fall off the wagon.
I went a little wild on “My Night”. The good news is that on Wednesday September 1, 2010 I stepped on the scale at 249 pounds. So I lost three pounds this week! I thought for sure there was no way to have lost any weight after all I had put into my body that night. I was definitely wrong.
Since I planned my cheat day it made it easy not to cheat during the week. I’ve also learned that there’s research behind this concept. Dr. Cederquist (who founded BistroMD) and her staff at the medical clinic know that if you have a planned break in a diet, you will look forward to it and will plan your choices. That way you are much less likely to break your diet and go binge. The My Night concept also lets me have whatever it may be that I’ve really been craving.
Every time I get tempted to eat something I know I shouldn’t eat I tell myself, “Friday is right around the corner.” This also tricks the body into thinking it has not been deprived from the food it loves to eat. I don’t want to feel deprived. Well I’m looking forward to trying this whole My Night thing again. Thank you BistroMD!!
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