There are some diets and eating plans that allow the dieter to eat whatever she chooses for 1 day per week. I've always thought that sounded nice (and definitely appealing), but I feel like if I let myself go for one day, I would have a hard time getting back on schedule. And there is a risk of bingeing on this coveted reward day. Plus, as we all know, ladies, rewards in calories are punishments in thighs! So is that really a "reward" at all? How can I consider calories rewards?! That is one thing I have come to discover about myself; I always work well with rewards for my behavior, and I believe I began to associate food as a type of reward. Oh boy. Deadly. Lots of times I wish I could try some kind of hypnosis therapy or something because it feels like I have this deep, psychological obsession with eating and with food. When I'm not restricting, most of the time I feel powerless to food, and wish so badly I could break my deep connection and reliance on eating. Perhaps if I didn't have such a complicated and dangerous relationship with food, I wouldn't struggle with eating, restricting, etc. If I could just turn off my emotional/behavioral/psychological reliance on eating, I could lose weight much easier without having to fight my body. I could be in a healthy control in life instead of an extreme kind of control. Do any of you also feel your relationship with food is fucked? I envy those who don't obsess about eating, whether it be too much or too little.
Wow, what a tangent from my original question. Okay, back to that. Regardless of the lack of control one might face with a day off from the diet, the other problem is that the precious day-off will not help the sacred weight loss. But I don't know, do you think one day of calories vs. restricted calories really would affect our journey to thin? Might it be good to eat a little more than normal one day a week to up the metabolism and keep it burning at a strong pace?