You give yourself "cheat days."
In theory, “cheat” days or meals are a break that keep you from derailing completely. Cheat times can save you getting bored with a diet and also boost your metabolism, especially if you do your extra intake after a workout. The problem: believing that you can compensate for indulgence tends to backfire, research suggests. You could easily end up eating more on your non-cheat days while feeling virtuous. We sometimes overeat food we don’t even consider especially tempting.
April 09, 2020
Janet O’Dell, RN