anytime i've cheated in the past it's been, simply put, disastrous. i can eat 3000 calories' worth of sugar in a cheat meal.
i also worry about getting back on track if i eat sugar. (i've been working really hard lately to stay away from sugar because i basically cannot stop once i start).
this is going to sound like a really dumb idea, but it's just an idea, i'm not sure i'm really going to do it...if i do want to have a cheat day, maybe i can pick ONE sugary item and only eat that for the entire day. as much as i want. either chocolate cake or cheesecake (for example) but not both. and NOTHING else. (because i've found that when i'm binging, i can actually eat more if i take a break from the sugar, eat something salty, then go back to the sugar).
then the next day, go back to eating completely normally.
i figure i won't be able to do as much damage as i normally would, because i'll get sick of that one item (though it might take the entire cake, or more). and i'll actually look forward to my healthy food the next day, and won't really want to think about cake for a while (well maybe just a couple days...but by that time, i'll be back on track).
the more i think about it, the more i think this might actually work...