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Cheat-​deceive or trick.⁣

Choice – pick out or select (someone or something) as being the best or most appropriate of two or more alternatives. ⁣

🤷‍♀️Which definition sounds better to you? ⁣
🤷‍♀️Which one is more positive? ⁣

The answer seems simple when we don’t think about either definition in the context of food. We know that cheating in sports, in a relationship, or in any type of game is “bad” and is considered inappropriate behavior that can be considered illegal, or at the least, immoral.⁣

When it comes to food, I hear clients, friends, and even strangers, say “I had a cheat meal” or “I cheated on my diet today”.⁣

❓Who did you deceive⁣
❓Who did you trick⁣
❓Was your behavior immoral or illegal⁣
❓Why do we call it cheating⁣

How would it feel to say to yourself (and perhaps to others if you care to talk about your eating habits with others), “I chose to eat a delicious piece of Key Lime Cheesecake today because it is my favorite dessert”? That’s it! You chose to eat the cheesecake, the same way that you chose to eat a chicken salad for lunch. They are both choices. Food is not good or bad and you are not good or bad for eating any food.⁣

Instead, make choices that align with your goals, whether that be muscle gain, living a healthier life, fat loss, or something else. Own your choices and feel the power of making those choices. I promise it feels better than cheating💯.

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