GUYS I have a confession. Every year for Thanksgiving I bake something, but I never bake the same thing twice and it’s never ever…..LIKE EVER Paleo. I have baked pies, cakes, cookies, and dessert bars with reckless abandon! And you know what? I LOVE IT. Obviously I love Paleo y’all know this, but I also don’t limit my love of food to JUST Paleo. Yes Paleo is amazing and it makes me feel and look great, but I am not immune to melty cheese and bread and chocolate and other delicious foods. So let me just say this: it’s OKAY to cheat sometimes. I take one day a week (especially this time of year with football Sundays and the holidays) to eat whatever the hell I want! And the next day: back to business as usual. Sure I might not feel overly awesome the next day, but so what? If you constantly deny yourself food that you want to eat – ESPECIALLY around the holidays – you are going to come to a point where you have, let’s say a bad day at work, and you are going to come home and EAT ALL THE FOOD. And believe me, this isn’t pretty. Now don’t get me wrong I am not saying to go out and order 10 Big Macs or whatever the hell they are called, but just don’t be so hard on yourselves. One cheat meal or day a week won’t kill you, but a lifetime of making poor diet choices definitely can. And if you don’t agree with me: TOO BAD. If you are looking for me, I will be eating my delicious Black Bottom Cheesecake in peace. #ShortstackOUT.