Cheat meals are a very important additive to your nutritional regimen. They are necessary both physicallyto trick your body from adapting to a lower caloric intake and psychologically to keep your mind jolted to get through the week with the same intensity and vigor that you started with. One day a week I pick a day to have my cheat meal on, I eat as much as I want and whatever I want, i dont restrict what my heart desires UNLESS its coming into comp, i pick cleaner cheat meals this way, and that way I am prepared to eat like a Spartan for the rest of the week. It provides me with the right mental attitude going into the week. I do not notice getting any “fatter” by implementing such a high caloric meal. In fact, it makes me more lean because I’m so strict the rest of the week because I don’t have the urge to cheat- I know the Cheat day is right around the corner. In fact, studies also show that a physically active individual who works out with weights regularly who has one day a week where he eats double the amount of calories as normal, will use those calories towards muscle growth rather than fat gain. So it is very beneficial for you on multiple fronts to “let go”.