By Coach Miles
I’m sure you look forward to having sweets or junk food from time to time. Everyone has a vice when it comes to food. It’s okay, it’s only natural. But we need to talk about this Cheat Day concept. Gorging out for a whole day on your favorite yet unhealthier foods is obviously not beneficial. Matter of fact it is detrimental to your weekly caloric deficit that is required to lose fat. One full day of unrestricted eating can drastically increase your weekly calorie consumption thus resulting in either no weight loss or even weight gain.
A cheat day is nothing more than a full day of “cheating” on your diet. A cheat meal is just a single meal or snack where you consume something that you normally wouldn’t eat while on your current diet. Of the two forms of cheats, a cheat day is the most detrimental to your goals while a cheat meal will cause less disruption with your diet.
So, to make things simple we want to shy away from cheat days altogether. When it comes to a cheat meal, just be cautious and observant of your calories and macros for the day. If you want that piece of pizza or that cookie, go ahead and enjoy it. Just make sure that you adjust the rest of your food intake for the day to account for that cheat meal.
Keep on logging your food and stay strong. Consistency is the key to losing weight.