Some might wonder what is actually cheat day and why we have to have that day. Wouldn’t it make you fatter if you’re cheating during diet? I think the word ‘cheat day’ is our favorite when we’re on diet.
What is ‘Cheat day’ and why?
Cheat day or cheat meal is eating whatever you want eventhough you’re on diet. It is one of the important tool to make your diet program efficiency.
The researcher says that if you’re eating clean food and healthy food only. At one point, your body is going to feel like you’re craving for dessert and fast food more. Moreover, if you started to eat dessert, you will not go back to eat healthy like you used to. Cheat day will reduce your stress after eating clean food for a long time.
Plan your cheat meal
However, cheat meal shouldn’t be more than 2 meals each week. You have to try to make it cheat meal not cheat day. You have to plan each week which day you are going to have cheat meal and remember DO NOT find the excuse to cheat before your real cheat day.
Cheat meal rules
Remember these five rules:
1. No guilt.
Enjoy yourself while having cheat meal. Don’t feel bad about it you deserve it! If you allow yourself to feel guilty, you are missing the point.
2. Plan you indulgence meals
You should plan your cheat meals and they should not be a spur of the moment decision.
3. Don’t forget everything you know about portion control.
Your cheat meal should not be a license to binge.
4. Limit your cheat meals
Remember only TWO times a week.
5. Move on
Don’t allow cheat meal to be a trigger to more bad eating. Do it, love every second of it and move on.
Do you really need cheat meal?
The question from you might be ‘Is cheat meals necessary?’ Here is the answer.
Cheat meals is not really necessary but it helps your body and metabolism to get better. It also reduce your body stress. You should have at least one cheat meal but not more than two per week. However, you do not have to have cheat meal but you have to check on your body that is it better off without cheat meal or is it worse. What will happen if you do not have cheat meal? After 2-3 months of diet, you are going to feel like you do not want to eat healthy food anymore since your body is stressful and you have to think about calories all the time. When you are having your first unhealthy food meal for a while, you are going to ask for more. This is why having cheat meal each week is better.
Get back on track!
Do not let cheat meals control you. Cheat meals might be trigger for you to crave for unhealthy food again. You can enjoy yourself by having cheat meals because you burn to earn it. You are working out everyday and you deserve that meal BUT do not cheating yourself by find the excuse not to work out or have more cheat meals. When you have enjoyed your cheat meals, get back on your track. Keep working to enjoy you body again. Getting back to your healthy food and enjoy cheat meals twice a week.
These are the information about cheat meals (or cheat day). I hope you guys enjoy them and remember do not give up. YOU can do it! and ONLY YOU can make a change