I've read a few comments combined with my own experience with planned cheats that have me wondering a couple of things. So, for those of you that take planned/scheduled cheats, please share your experiences. I am referring to cheat "meals" with this, not days or weeks. 1. Do you feel they help you (personally) or hinder your progress (would you do better or worse without them)? 2. How long do you retain the water weight after a cheat meal? 3. Do frequent (i.e., weekly) cheats help you keep cheats smaller (portions) than say taking a cheat meal every 2 weeks or every 4 weeks? I'm obviously debating whether I should have them or not. I had my first cheat meal (after starting with Erik) after 2 weeks on plan and it took me a full week to drop the water weight gain. Now I wonder if I should quit them all together (wouldn't be that big of deal to me), or possibly do them weekly but make them smaller. (My one was not a total blow out, but it wasn't small either.) Appreciate any and all feedback. I know Christie has had cheat meals and refeeds with most excellent results but I also know that no two bodies are the same.