In general I try and watch what I eat Monday-Saturday and then let myself splurge a little on Sunday. I feel that doing this serves many purposes:
1.) I enjoy my favorite foods more by seeing them as a treat and not something that I eat every day, savor every bite
2.) I stay on track with healthy eating during the week because I know that I can "cheat" a little on Sunday
3.) I learn that there are no foods that are off limits, just limits on when I can eat them
4.) Variety is still important. I try and make Sunday meals exciting by alternating favorite take out places with comfort food cooking or dinners out with friends
5.) Indulging on a daily basis sets us up for cravings. Keeping less healthy foods to one day a week helps to reprogram our perceptions and respond less to cravings.
Stay tuned for Sunday Funday recipes!