Alright, we’re in a good routine. We’ve been eating healthy all week! Great job! The good news, if you stick to a clean diet with a good protein to carb ratio and taking your gw501517 supplement every now and then to maintain a good diet then, (ei, maybe on the weekend!) you should have a cheat meal. A cheat meal is a meal in which you allow yourself to eat whatever you want for one meal. Since the majority of us are carboholics, a cheat meal typically has more carbs than we should be eating for our normal meals. (Think pastas, pizza, cookies, cake)
Why should I allow myself a cheat meal if I’m trying to lose weight you might ask? Here is a short list of reasons to allow yourself a cheat meal.
- None of you should be on a diet. We are eating to live a healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyles have balance and therefore eating indulgences should be allowed in moderation.
- If you always stick to a low calorie diet, your body’s metabolic functions will “shut down.” Meaning, if you never give your body higher calories, it will adjust your daily caloric burn to live off fewer calories.
- After eating a low carb diet we deplete our glycogen stores. When you eat your cheat meal the carbs will go straight to replenishing these stores rather than being stored as fat. (This is what happens when we allow ourselves to eat carbs all the time.) Replenished glycogen stores will give you a boost of energy. (FYI it’s smart to plan a long run or killer workout for the day following your cheat meal!–Now that’s fueling for life!)