Yep, that’s me!
There I was tracking my blood sugars quite nicely thank you when I decided I’d earned a “cheat day”. A “cheat day” is a day where I can eat anything I want within a 24 hour period and then get back on the wagon.
I asked the Twitter-sphere for advice on cheat days and here are a couple of responses:
You think I’d take their advice, huh?
I knew there’d be a period of adjustment to my blood sugars and was happy to accept that. I just didn’t realise how long they’d take to get back in check.
These are my blood sugars over the past couple of weeks.
The numbers on the left (4,5,6) indicate the week of tracking. The numbers on the right are the weekly averages. You’ll note a 1.07 increase this week over last week!
Can you tell which days the cheat day affected? Candy will do that to you!
Needless to say I am reviewing the value of cheat days and looking more at how to continue a healthy eating streak for as long as I can.
The funny thing is I feel a lot better when I’ve been eating cleanly over a period of time that it starts to take effect. The last thing I really want is to feel slow and sluggish, which sugar does for me.
Cheat days? Not worth it!