Plan Your Cheat Meals with a “Risk vs. Reward” Mindset

“Everything in moderation,” they say, but how much is moderation exactly? One donut a day, or a dozen over a week? Instead of relying on an overused, vague mantra, look at decisions to “cheat on your diet” in terms of risk versus reward to make better judgment calls on “treating yo’self!”

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Choose wisely in social situations.  I still get grief about my eating choice because I turned down donuts.  Pastries in general are not a good idea for my cholesterol, but even knowing that – people still manage to take things personally.

Why Pain Rewards

Why do we seek out challenging experiences in the outdoors? And why does the pain, suffering and risk make them more rewarding? We talked to a leading sports psychologist to find out.

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The article reminds me of Jens Voigt, best known for “Shut up, legs”:

Study: We Hit the Bottle Harder on Gym Days

First we sweat, and then we swig: A new Northwestern Medicine study published in the journal Health Psychology finds that people tend to drink more alcohol on days they’ve exercised.

The study looked at 150 adults between the ages of 18-89 who used a smartphone app to record how much they exercised each day — and how much alcohol they drank for three weeks at different points of the year.

Source: We Drink More Alcohol When We Exercise