So you’ve been extremely dedicated to your fitness plan and consume a well-balanced diet to achieve your fitness goal. But let’s be real, it’s impossible to stick to a healthy diet 100% all the time. Over time, it can be unsustainable and take a serious toll on you, affecting you emotionally and physically. Hence, it’s ok to let loose once in a while and enjoy a “Cheat Meal”.
What are Cheat Meals? It is when you consciously allow yourself to indulge in something you would normally stay away from. The good news is having your favourite ‘naughty’ food or cheat meal occasionally can actually help with weight loss. By taking a preplanned approach towards eating “bad”, you have the potential to speed up your weight loss.
That’s because cheat meals can reset hormones responsible for metabolism and insulin regulation, replenish glycogen for increased energy, and keep calorie-burning and fat-torching mechanisms high. WATCH this video to discover the 7 Tips on How to Eat Cheat Meals & Still Lose Weight!
1) Know how often you’re going to cheat
2) Be mindful of your calories
3) Pre-plan your cheat meal
4) Build a positive relationship with food
5) Enjoy with all your senses
6) It’s all about balance
7) Be kind to yourself
Rewarding and recognising your effort by enjoying cheat meals have been proven to increase motivation and contribute to a higher success weight loss rate. This is because a cheat meal feeds the soul and feeding the soul keeps your mind and body at ease. So when you’re in balance with yourself, you’re most likely to stay focused and achieve your ultimate goal. I hope this video has taught you how to be smart with your “cheat meals” so that you can maintain and healthy balanced diet long term. All the best!