Question of the Week: What about a cheat day/week/month?
Trainer's often tell us that the occasional cheat or treat does no harm when focussing on a healthier nutritional lifestyle. However psychologically these words just reinforce the mistaken belief that healthy food is boring, unfulfilling and something we eat only because we should.
The context as well as the meaning of these words are equally important. No wonder it is difficult to motivate ourselves to eat well when we can take the 'naughty step' and indulge in all those treats instead.
Think of 'rich' food as foods that are abundant in nutrients, 'treat' yourself to good quality foods that we were designed to eat and remember why 'cheating' never works in the long run. There is always a cost.